I ran into this video this morning. It is an amazing example of how we must challenge ourselves everyday to create the person we wish to become.
I began this journey literally 33 years ago. I was ten at the time. That was the first time I realized that I had a weight problem. I ballooned up to nearly 280 as a high schooler, and then lost 100 lbs. to be able to realize a dream and join the Navy.
In this video David Coggins reminds us that:
You take the easy road, the easy path, there’s a lot of mistakes over there… So for me, if I am not challenging myself every day… the things I don’t enjoy, that I still do, thats where growth is at. That’s for me, the only place growth is at, is in that very uncomfortable zone.
There is such a person in everyone of us. It is up to you to awaken him or her within yourself.
Yesterday, my son asked me to go to Chick-Fil-A. I about freaked out. I thought, Fast Food, how can I do this and not make a mistake? But then I turned to my trusty application from Weight Watchers, and found a way to create my day to where I could stay within my normal calorie intake, and still enjoy a family (fast food) meal with my wife and the boys. Just in the aspect of changing my mindset, I created a wonderful day to share with my family, that even took into account my personal weight loss journey. Open your mind, change it if necessary, and the rest will follow.
What challenges will you face today. How will you respond to them.
Believe… Achieve… Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams.