Willing to Prepare?

Do you know anyone that doesn’t want to be successful? I can’t think of anyone. Everyone, with the exception of a very few, wants to do well. They all want to succeed, but unfortunately not everyone will. There will be those that want it but never achieve it. The desire will keep them moving forward. It will keep their hopes alive. But desire is like motivation, it is not reliable. It will help, but it needs more. It needs action.

Action gets you moving on the road to success, but it takes more effort than desire. The action has to be controlled. It has to be directed. You can have the desire to run a marathon. You can go out and run with the hopes of achieving your desire. But if the running isn’t backed up with a plan, your chances of success are diminished.

You need to take your goals and create a plan. Figure out how you can achieve that which you desire. Doing so will harness that action and point it in the right direction. Sometimes you will need to make a plan that extends over months or even years. As long as you stick to it, and it’s doable, the length of time it takes is up to you. But regardless of length, you need to break it down into weekly and daily segments. What are you going to do each day? What are you going to do before you go to sleep at night? You need to be prepared. You need to set yourself up for success. If that means writing down your workout and setting your clothes out the night before, then do it. If you want your goal bad enough, you will do what it takes.

I had a conversation with two ladies today that have been slacking in their fitness routine. These two are partners in their quest to get in shape. They gave so many reasons for why they were not working out. Fellow Delta 180 founder, Kia, was with me and she quoted her grandmother:

Excuses are just lies. –Grandma Estelle

What are the lies you are telling yourself? If you lie enough, you may have to downgrade your goal to a pipe-dream. Stop telling yourself lies and do the work. Have a plan each day, every day, and achieve the mission. You have all the resources you need to be successful. But if you lie to yourself, you will fail.

Be the Champ

When nobody’s looking. That’s when I do most of my work. Before the sun is up. In my garage. All alone. I’m training to be a fitter person than I was the day before. There may come a time when I have to rise up and perform when it matters the most. I am not sure what stage it may be on, but I know I want to be ready.

Prepare yourself that may perform tomorrow, in front of the world if necessary. Prepare yourself, because people may be counting on you in their time of need. Do the work today. Push yourself to the limit. Push until you’re the one bent over drenched in sweat. When it’s over, get yourself cleaned up. Refuel, rehydrate, and prepare to do it again the next day. Be the champ.

How Bad Do You Want It?

Somewhere you got this idea that you were going to make a change. Maybe your clothes started fitting tighter, things began to get harder, or your doctor made some recommendations based on your last exam. It could be that you just want to look better and to be happier. It doesn’t really matter where the dream came from, you dreamed it. You imagined what life could be like on the other side of the hill, and now you want that life.

It could end there. Just a dream. Ethereal, not real. Something for other people, not you. Or you can decide, that it could be you. You could take action, because that is what you want. A thing that you want more than anything else. To be different. To be better. To make the image in your head a reality.

By taking action, you start to become your future self. The dream is no longer a dream but a future reality. Yes, it takes work, determination, and courage. But if this is what you truly want, more than anything else, then you will be fine doing whatever it takes to get there, because that is what your future self does.