Tag Archive: success

Weakness is a Choice

Where we are now is normally a result of our own actions and our own choices. Sure, there are some things that we can’t control – yet we still can control our reaction to even those things.  We all have the same amount of time in the day. We may fill it up with work, …

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Desperately Seeking Success: How to Find What You Are Looking For

When someone is desperate, how hard to they seek to get help? If someone is in pain, how quick to they seek comfort? When someone needs guidance, how much effort do they invest in finding it? If someone loses a job, how hard are they searching for a new one? Over my years in the fitness …

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Fitness Motivation: Fear to Greatness

People aren’t just born awesome, they decide to TRY to be awesome – and with practice, they become more awesome every day. Fear is the #1 roadblock to greatness. They don’t let fear stop them from dreaming, trying or quitting. They recognize there is a risk on the quest for greatness. Your “greatness” maybe being a …

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PRIDE: Fear of Failure or Fuel for Success?

“When you want to give up, just think of the people who want to see you fail. Don’t give them that pleasure.” This was a quote I posted on instagram yesterday, along with this text as I was thinking out loud: “Sometimes you don’t care about failing as long as you can fail privately. But when …

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Motivation Monday: Try Something GREAT

“When Is the Last Time You Attempted Something Great?”  This is a very powerful question. I believe many of us avoid attempting great tasks to avoid experiencing great failure. There comes a time you have to ask yourself, “What is worse? Attempting something great and possibly failiing, or not attempting anything great at all and …

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31 DAYS OF MOTIVATION: 4 Tips to Beat Temptation

Yesterday I talked about living with purpose – and the importance in making sure each step, each bite and each decision leads you to where you want to go. Taking the RIGHT steps also means avoiding the WRONG ones. My pastor just was talking about Eve being tempted in the garden. As many times as …

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Eat, Train, Live Like Everyone’s Watching

Would you run a little faster if someone was timing you? Would you lift one more rep if people were circled around you cheering you on? Would you make the same choices if your trainer went home with you and watched you prepare a meal, or sat next to you on the couch while you snacked? …

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Even the Slowest & Weakest Can Still Finish: 4 Steps to Success

I think we’d be in a much better place if we didn’t focus on where we were but, instead, focused on where were are going. We tend to obsess over what we are NOT, and forget who we ARE, and who we are BECOMING. I’m not a fast runner, but I run. I am not …

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Keep Showing Up: Because NEXT Time You Might Just Succeed

Don’t Throw It All Away I have met so many people, on the successful end of their fitness journey, who once had a story of failure. Time after time, I’ve heard stories of how people didn’t stick to a diet, how fitness didn’t work for them, how they wasted a gym membership, quit a program, …

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Let’s Make a Deal: Trade Fat for Fit

Do you remember the show, “Let’s Make a Deal“? This was the game show where a contestant is given a prize, like a TV, and then has the option to trade that prize for another prize. The catch? The other prizes are a mystery. It could be bigger and better, or could be a total …

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