I’m writing to you on a humid Monday morning from the gym. I had a great weekend with my girlfriend, Rachel, and our 3 dogs (Columbus, Clementine and Jake). We enjoyed a hike up Stone Mountain and watched The CrossFit Games. If you've never watched the games you will be shocked for what the athletes can do.
The winners were the same as last year, Tia Clair Toomey and Mat Fraser. After Tia sealed her win to be crowned the Fittest Woman on Earth she was asked, “What has been your main contribution in your physical and mental strength?”
Tia replied, “Hard work and Commitment.”
You see there’s nothing special about what she had to do in order to win and become a repeat champion. It’s actually quite simple.
She had a target: Win the CrossFit Games
How: Hard work and Commitment
Think back to a goal you set for yourself. Where you committed or interested? There’s a fine line between those two.
Interested means you have feeling about it, you’re curious and more than likely will give up when things get hard. Committed means that you are invested in the outcome, you’re dedicated and you will make sacrifices when things get hard.
If you were committed you more than likely reached your goal.
Being committed to a lofty goal is hard work. It takes effort, and yes I know it can be a struggle. But what is something in your life that you were interested in that you can now commit to?
Now, what is one thing that you can do to move you closer towards that goal? It can be committing to 20 min of movement each day, eating 5 fist fulls of veggies everyday, no alcohol, etc.
I guarantee that if you commit to your goal, hard work will be a byproduct. And in the end you too can feel like you won your version of the CrossFit Games.
My focus is to help individuals make lasting improvements in their lives. I am a catalyst for change.