Hello from Dallas, TX. I'm at a leadership event and had the honor to listen to Rick Goings give a lecture yesterday. He talked about the science of personal achievement and gave eight steps. I'm going to share with you what they are and what they mean to me. I'm not going to go into all of them right now because this blog would turn into a book so I'll break it up. I'm going to to a little mini-series because it spoke so loudly to me and I feel like it's my responsibility to share this with anyone and everyone that reads this blog regardless if I know them personally or not.
Step 1: MINDSET. What is your life's philosophy? What do you want to do when you grow up? What is your calling? Do you journal? How are you growing?
What is philosophy exactly? Per dictionary.com it's "A system of principles for guidance in practical affairs." So in life and weight loss you have to have a plan, if you don't have a plan then you really don't have much.
My current life philosophy is to always give thanks to the one that deserves it the most! Things don't happen by accident and I don't believe in luck. I believe in blessings. Everything happens for a reason it's how you react to it is what will determine the outcome. It might be an immediate reaction or it might be something that takes years. I can think of so many things that have happened in my life that I wanted so bad and when they didn't turn out the way I thought it should then I was upset and now standing here today and reflecting back I'm so thankful that those desired events didn't happen. I'm so thankful for the pain I endured to get to where I am today and you know what....I HAVEN'T EVEN STARTED. I haven't reached an 1/8 of my potential. I can't imagine the blessings that will be poured over me and my family when I truly live by my life's philosophy.
What is your calling? For me..My calling is to serve. I love to serve others. Sure I'm selfish and I want to have it all but in the process I want to touch as many hearts and lives that I can in all my actions not just in fitness and weight loss. As many of you know I have a little side business that I run where I go and pamper busy women! There is nothing that gives me greater joy then to go into a woman's home and pamper and spoil them. You need the time for yourself and you deserve it! Best of all I bring all the treatments and it's FREE!! This isn't a sales pitch honestly but I'm just opening up a little about how I love to serve others and how by me providing service to you deeply feeds my soul and answers my calling.
I have had so many people come up to me and tell me how much they love my blog and that they never comment but read it and that they check to see if I've written anything new. That means so much to me. I'm so inspired by others who truly love and live life. We have to little time on this earth to be negative. If you want something it is your job to go out and get it and if you don't go out there and get it then you don't have anything to complain about. Now I'm not saying you never should be frustrated but take that frustration and say to yourself how can I turn this into a positive, what have I learned from this?
How are you growing? Well in my case I'm shrinking but that is only on the outside. On the inside I'm growing by the minute. Really focused on the end goal and the small goals in getting to the end. Honestly there is no end. I saw picture not long ago that said "Train like there is no finish line." Simple as that...train as if there is no finish line.
So with that for now I leave you with....Get out there and train like there is no finish line...not just in fitness and weight loss but in your own life and your own personal growth and development.