Ben here, and today I want to discuss having a sense of PURPOSE!
So Strap in and Hang on, because we are about to get all sorts of “moto” up in here!
When I was discharged from the military in July of 2006, I was high on the fact that I was able to walk my sister down the aisle on her wedding day (a goal that I had set, when I was still in the hospital)! It gave me such a sense of accomplishment since the Doctors told me that I would not be able to because of my injuries. However, I was not about to let that stop me, so I charged forward till I accomplished my goal!
Fast forward a couple months and I found myself not only without a goal, but also with the feeling of worthlessness and lingering depression. Couple that with my nightmares and anxiety and I was a mess. I honestly didn’t know what to do. I did drink quite a bit to numb the embarrassment and pain that I was experiencing in my life.
This living aimlessly continued for about three years. Then one day, I heard a guy speaking about goals as a way to guide your life, and I decided I would give it a try. So, my first goal I set was go to the gym 5 times a week. So I set up a “plan of attack,” of making time and went after my goal. The sense of accomplishment and purpose I got in return was incredible. It was so rewarding I decided to apply it other aspects of my life, bother professional and personal.
As I progressed I found that setting little goals were nice, but I found myself losing momentum. What I found was I was setting goals I KNEW I could reach, and not setting a goal to reach something that was outside my comfort zone and seems a little crazy! So I decided to set HUGE goals! Goals that will require me to step outside of my comfort zone, learn more and really make me stretch and push myself as a person and that is what I want to challenge you guys to do.
I want you to set some small goals, but also a HUGE goal, something that requires you to “stretch” and to get a little uncomfortable. My big goal is by December I want to give a motivational speech to a big corporation. Does it scare me? YES!!!! In order for me to grow, I must step outside my comfort zone, as do you too!! I dare you to set a goal and COMMIT to it!!!!!! Write it down and review it every day, closing your eyes and visioning it every day! Then you will believe that it is POSSIBLE!!!!!!
I hope you guys are have an outstanding day!!! Holla back!!!
Here is a quote to think about, when you are setting your goals.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
Just a reminder, we still have a few of the discounted 10-3 student memberships available for $60! And to accommodate those folks (and everyone else), we’ll be adding some new classes toward the end of next week.
Beginning 8/15, we’ll be adding a class at 1030 am and a Foundations class at 1 pm, Monday - Friday.
Question for you all: would anyone be interested in opening up a morning session for the Olympic Weightlifting class? Please comment below or contact Ken if you would be up for it.
We would like to offer a hearty congratulations to Sara, competing in the World Police and Fire Games in Northern Ireland over the weekend. She won the Hammer Throw Gold Medal with a WPFG World Record throw! She’ll compete later this week with her brother in the Toughest Competitor Alive competition. We’ll keep you updated as we hear results.