Since it’s a new week and it’s Monday I thought I’d switch it up a little bit and just share my thoughts and go on a little motivational rant.
I can’t stand it when people play the excuses game. We’ve all done it. I’ve done it, and I know you’ve done it too. “I’m too tired,” “It’s fine, I’ll just get back on track tomorrow,” “I’m too busy.” Sound familiar? Those are called excuses. You need to ask yourself right now, what it is you want in life and answer honestly if you’ve been doing something every day to bring you closer to what you want. Whether that be with your fitness goals, career goals, or relationships goals. Whatever goal you have, no more excuses, okay? Straight up. No. More. Excuses.
When I moved out to California and embarked on a cross-country road trip by myself, I had a lot of time to reflect and think about life in general (I’m getting super deep I know). I started to think about going through life pursuing a 9 to 5 job and asking myself if that’s what I really wanted. I used to think that money mattered most and by pursuing a career in a financially stable field that everything would turn out the way I wanted it to. And let me just say this, by no means am I claiming to be some 21 year old guy full of wisdom and deep philosophical findings, I’m just sharing what I believe and what I’ve come to discover.
I realized that chasing something you’re not passionate and excited about isn’t very fulfilling at all. In fact, I think it’s the worst thing you could possibly do. I’ve been thinking about starting something fitness related for a little while now, and I regret not starting sooner, but here I am now – better late than never, right? And that’s what I want to urge you guys to do too. Think about something you’re truly passionate about. Think about that one thing you can’t go a day without, and start to brainstorm ways you can bring value into the world by doing what you love. Here’s a little diagram that says
it all. If you can find that sweet spot right in the middle, you’ve found your purpose.
So if you’re reading this and are a little lost, or needed a little bit of direction and motivation, I hope this helped. At the end of the day, you can’t please everybody and you sure as hell can’t let fear of rejection or failure stop you from pursuing the things you love. I’ve personally been guilty of being too afraid of what other people think, but fuck them. If it truly makes you happy, start now, figure the rest out as you go. It’s going to be a process, but that’s the best part. Learn to embrace the grind, embrace the process, and it will be that much sweeter at the end.
As much as this blog is about being fit in the gym, I want to help people be fit throughout all aspects of life too. I want to help people become life fit, not just gym fit. So I challenge each and every one of you reading this to start now. A year down the line you don’t want to be looking back saying you wish you would’ve started then.
Your Loyal FitDude,