We are done with 2017.
Did you end your year strong?
Or did you want a different outcome?
Or maybe a little of both.
It is all good and the great news is we get to get up each day and start over.
As my Grandpa always said, “Today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.” I believe this is a variation of a bigger quote, but you get the idea.
I pull a lot of my inspiration from books that I am currently reading.
A friend of mine recommended I read the book, “Relentless” by Tim Grover. This book may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it is hitting home right now for me.
Not giving away everything in the book, but Tim Grover was the trainer to some great NB
A players including Michael Jordan.
His language is colorful and he is pretty to the point, but he talks about what it takes to be relentless.
The more I have learned, it is not necessarily how much you know or how much raw talent you have, it is more about the control you have over your mind.
I was losing this battle hard earlier last year and thankfully fought tooth and nail to get me back. Latching on to a word like relentless, hits home for me.
I learned about a highly decorated Marine from my home town that was struggling with PTSD, and he took his life right before Christmas. He had a wife and two kids.
It brings me to my knees and this is happening every day.
What we are each going through is real; it is life, but we have to take control of our situations and mental state. Not saying I am perfect or have everything under control. I will always be a work in progress.
I encourage you to take a look at the word relentless and make it part of your mantra for 2018.
We are all on a journey, and this time of year can motivate us to set goals and have hope for our future.
In the book Relentless, Tim said, “Do. The. Work. Every day, you have to do something you don’t want to do. Every day. Challenge yourself to be uncomfortable, push past the apathy and laziness and fear.”
We have to get comfortable with getting uncomfortable.
For some people, working out is as uncomfortable as it gets. But you keep showing up and that’s how you see the small wins.
Or eating well, it is so much easier to eat the sugar cookie! It tastes so good, right?! But it will not get you to your goal, and don’t even lie to yourself saying just one and I am done! 😉
Ok, now I am poking fun. (Or telling on myself!)
Be relentless in 2018, it will be worth it.
What do you need to do each day so that you win?
What noise keeps getting in the way?
When you set goals for yourself, next think about how you will spend your time. Ask yourself, does this help me get closer to my goal?
If it doesn’t you may need to adjust.
Don’t continue to do things because it is what you have always done.
Challenge yourself to do the work you know you need to do to achieve the goals you want to achieve.
Do the work. Daily. All accomplishments in myself did not happen because I did one thing. It is always the combination of several small things that add up to the big success.
I have watched multiple clients lose 1 pound at a time. Does it get frustrating? Heck yes! But pretty soon its 10, 20, 30…50…100lbs!
Be relentless today, tomorrow, and throughout 2018!
You will not regret it!