This is all about you, your goals, and your passion for what you find purposeful in life. This is not about me or anyone else in this world that thinks they have something to offer you. If you think it is, you are reading this in the wrong frame of mind.
When it comes down to it why do we do what we do in life? For me it was simple. My parents told me to go school, get a job, blah blah blah. You are all smart and odds are your parents have talked about this, because most of you heard the exact same lies I was told. So let’s hypothetically take that path down life. This will give us all a certain perspective on what life is for most people and what it could be if they were to unlock their purpose and passion.
If I go to school to learn a skill to get a job to have hopes of doing something my life to eventually retire it is not only risky to believe this, but a massive disservice of leadership by those I trusted to lead me down the right path in life. Now, some of you may be thinking “what does this have to do with lifestyle or fitness?” It has EVERYTHING to do with lifestyle and fitness. Whether we are talking about work, play, fitness, or life it is all about goals. Many have gone through life with no intention and died with no impact on anybody’s life. However, if we have a purpose and are able to solidify it in our actions everyday, we live with more intention and impact. Our actions compound over time and turn into ‘The Butterfly Effect.” Simply stated our actions affect everyone on this planet whether we know them or not.
So to move into fitness we have choices. They are listed below:
1. Continue to exist in our current state of health and physical conditioning which may be declining day by day due to our sedentary society and lives.
2. Think that by joining a gym that our lives will be changed. Odds are they will not.
3. Or being intentional in our actions revolving around fitness and our relationships with others to have the biggest impact we can possibly have through health and fitness, which leads to a life well lived.
There are many other choices we could consider. However, these are the ones that are most prominent. The only way to figure out what is your best path is to find your purpose and passion. By doing that your body will be fueled by an unquenchable fire. You will stop at nothing to achieve what you want. Sometimes it takes a few days to figure out what your purpose and passion is. For others it may take years. Personally it took me 3 years of struggling to finally get it. The funny thing is if someone told me what they thought it was odds are I would have blown them off. Timing is not always perfect and those who get it know this. However, those who take action (the sooner the better) are much further ahead than those who don’t.
In summary we can look at our past failures or successes and think we did it all. However we as individuals did nothing. We collective as a group did great things and are doing great things. Once you are able to uncover what your purpose and passions are everything else becomes easier. Engaging with like minded people can accomplish great things. Some examples are listed below:
Family, money, energy, pain from a childhood, not having time for your family, not having the ability to do the things you want to in life because of a job that steals life from you and your family, not being able to move because weight has gotten so out of control. The list goes on and on. It really comes down to 2 main points. Are you willing to make the time to decide what your purpose and passions are? Lastly, once you “get it,” will you do it?