One of my most favorite things about my job is that I get to meet people from every walk of life.
I love to observe the differences as well as the similarities of human behavior.
I’ve certainly learned a lot about life from these people that I am in service of. The thing that I’ve consistently observed is that sometimes people that have attained incredible success in other aspects of their lives: career, relational, financial, spiritual, etc., have struggled when it comes to their fitness goals. Why?
I’m going to get personal here for a minute. I’ve had some challenges in my own life. In my case financial (I’m a prodigy at everything else). I found myself feeling like I couldn’t get myself out of the hole I ended up in. At the height of my frustration, it occurred to me that I needed an outside point of view, accountability, and just some education.
I went online and found myself a financial coach. Not gonna get into details, but what struck me most was the parallels in the concepts. In my industry, we use what we call the FITT principles to define a fitness strategy. Frequency, Intensity, Time (duration), and Type. As my coach went over the concepts that would help me stabilize my financial ship, I realized the parallels in concepts to get to where I want to be. Different words, same meaning. She used words like Discipline, Consistency, Planning, Anticipation etc.; all the same concepts.
I don’t know about you (I DO know about you) but I have that instinct in the back of my head, whenever things get hard, to just say “F it” and ignore it. Tell yourself it’s not worth it. But you must ignore that voice and do the work. Easier said than done, right? I know.
So, if you find yourself having this instinct, or thinking you don’t know where to begin, you must swallow your pride and GET SOME HELP! If you have trouble with you career? Get some help! If you’re having trouble getting in shape, staying in shape or don’t know where to start; if you need Fitness Please! Turns out I know a guy.