Do you have this problem?
My tip is a little bit different today. It is more about living your life to the fullest and getting the most out of life. It's all about maximizing what you do have and not fretting about what you don't.
Do you have a problem being a common person? Average? Just because my name is Joe does not mean I want to be average.
A lot of you have heard of Tony Dungy, who is a Super Bowl winning coach and all around good guy. He talks about a coach he once had who would tell his players he was looking for uncommon people.
His coach said, "Success is uncommon and not to be enjoyed by the common man. I'm looking for uncommon people because we want to be successful, not average."
Being successful is not easy, if it was, everybody would be successful.
If exercising at 5:30 in the morning or after a long day at work was easy, my class would be full year round.
If sticking to a workout was easy, I wouldn't have a job.
So I have 5 ways to live a more successful life that I got from Performance Coach Jeff Higuera. You can apply them to your life and your fitness program.
1. "Live with passion and enthusiasm." People tell me all the time, "Man you must be exhausted all the time with your schedule!" If I didn't love what I do, my schedule would be brutal. No amount of money is worth being miserable all day long. Find things in your life that get you fired up. They are out there you just gotta find them. I wake up ready to roll because I believe that every day I go to work I am helping make someone's life better.
2. "Always take the high road." This one can be really tough some times, but your choices determine your success. Never burn a bridge, it might be the one you're standing on.
3. "Don't hoot with the owls if you want to soar with the eagles." Who you hang around with determines a lot of what you do, such as your food choices, social options, physical activity, etc...Find someone who is going to pull you up, not down.
4. "Work harder than everyone else." As an athlete I was never the fastest, strongest, or smartest but I was always one of the better players because I did everything in my power to get there. I take the same approach to my job now. I am not the smartest trainer, I am not the best motivator, but I study and get better at my job every day. Not Monday-Friday with weekends and holidays off. I learn something and treat myself as a guinea pig. Kid tested, mother approved exercises just like Kix cereal. I have never asked someone to do something that I haven't done myself. It all goes back to what you're passionate about. If you haven't achieved your goals, ask yourself that hard question. Did I do ALL I could?
5. "Catch a break." It is true what they say, a lot of things boil down to who you know. Try and meet as many people as you can. I am interested in people, so that really helps me. I am always fascinated to learn how people got to where they are today. Try to meet at least 1 new person every day. You never know who might be able to help you or who you could help. My problem is overcoming my natural instinct to keep to myself and only speak when spoken to. Since I have started getting out of my comfort zone, I have met a bunch of awesome people who have helped me and I have been able to help them. If you don't ask, the answer if always no.
Have you ever heard this saying? "The harder I work, the luckier I get."
Not really a health or fitness tip, but maybe it can help you anyway.
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