I woke up this morning feeling a little overwhelmed – my mind was racing of all of the different things I wanted to get done. I usually wake up thinking about what I plan to get done during the day and play everything out in my head. This is great to a point, to that point when I am paralyzed and am not sure where to start.
As I began thinking of where to begin, I remembered a key message from Joe Olsteen’s Book, The Slight Edge. The premise of the message is that essentially everything we do, every choice we make from day to day has a compound effect over time. As small as something may seem today, over time it will make a huge difference. GENIUS right?!
It holds true for the choices we make with our food, our exercise, our relationships, our work, and our life. I love the empowerment behind this concept. Literally one day, one choice at a time and we can change and create the trajectory of our lives. That’s some pretty amazing stuff!
How exactly does this work? ( I am still figuring it out – but it does!)
I have always dreamt about being a leader in the fitness and wellness field. I absolutely love helping others transform their lives and reach their potential through achieving their health and fitness goals. After all, when we feel well, we can go through life doing well. When I finished up undergraduate school at Wake Forest with a BS in Exercise Science I wasn’t sure where to start. Not long after graduating I found myself working in my dad’s family practice office by day and waiting tables at the Cheesecake Factory by night. Not quite how I had pictured changing lives (I still had to sell cheesecake but maybe the guest could choose the one made with Splenda? ;) – right?)
Waiting tables had its perks though, I met hundreds, probably thousands of people and have some amazing relationships with some to this day. There was one encounter though that was a springboard to my passion. And after this conversation, I realized I had the power within me to do what I wanted to do with my life. I immediately went home after the meetings and started researching graduate programs in exercise science and found one in DC. I started making calls relentlessly and before I knew it I was offered a scholarship and moving to DC.
That all happened 6 years ago. And those little steps (at the time seemed like nothing) – making phone calls, researching schools, considering a change and acting - they didn’t seem like much day in and day out at the time – but looking back they all added up pretty big. They changed the course of my life completely.
I am still working on turning my dream into reality but I remind my self daily, it’s the small choices day and day out that make the big changes.
Have an amazing week and I look forward to hearing from you!