Friday, September 5, 2014

Realize Your Opportunity & Grab It

When you do what you fear most, then you can do anything.

~Stephen Richards

Jon Gordon's "The No Complaining Rule" outlines the importance of wordplay on success. His get to vs. have to is an important lesson.

Opportunity: Get to vs. Have to

You GET to do what you love to do. You GET to play the game you love.

If you don't love it you need to re-evaluate your values and what you want. Because it's going to take total commitment from every aspect of your life. Everything has a role in your journey. 

Discipline carries over. Discipline to floss your teeth. Discipline to clean your house. Discipline to plan your meals. Discipline to be on time. Discipline to follow your exercise/training program. It ALL carries over. Discipline is not a switch we can turn on and off. It must be cultivated.

You GET to train in the weight room. You GET to use ice baths, hot-tub, and sauna to recover. Most schools around here are not as lucky as we are.

Take advantage of your resources. Remember I am always here to talk to anyone who needs it. I live for you guys and your success is my success.

Do not cut corners. Do not give yourself a free pass. Be the change you want to see. Be the leader. Be the doer. Be the hero in your own story.

What would the Hero do is a question to reflect upon weekly. Would the hero take days off? Would the Hero cut corners? Would the Hero trade instant gratification in the form of drugs and alcohol, sleeping in and missing class, and being late to lifting, meetings, and class?

Or would the Hero inspire others? Would the Hero bring together a team and form something special? Maybe the Hero would leave a legacy out on the field each day. Each day in the weight room. Each day in the classroom.

You have a GREAT opportunity in front of you each day men.
I am not able to help but be EXCITED every morning when I wake up because I get to do what I love to do. And I hope everyone can feel that same feeling. I have faith in you.

Now go CRUSH IT!

As always,

Love What You Do or Quit & Shine Your Light

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