Where will you be a week from now?
Happy Friday and almost weekend. I hope you all had an amazing week! Isn't hard to believe that next week is the beginning of March?
Even crazier to think that next Friday at this time I will likely be yearning for an Americano, probably my second (as I am sipping one now) while working the Larabar booth at the ArnoldSports Festival Expo. It's hard to believe that this year marks my sixth year working at the event. Each year my perspective has developed and transformed. Each year I walk away with inspiration, motivation, and friendships with like-minded people.
There is one memory that I will never forget and that was spending sometime hanging out with Greg Plitt at the Arnold in 2010. For those of you who didn't know Greg, I encourage you to look him up as he is an icon not only in the fitness industry but for me, in life itself.
Greg left earth way too soon, but he left an incredible legend behind and he inspired me to follow my dreams. He was one of the most genuine and down to earth people I have had the chance to connect with. He opened up about how he launched his career and how important it is to be consistent and persistent. I've been seeing and hearing this thought a lot lately: consitency is imparative for succcess.
It makes sense, right. How will we ever know how great we can be if we don't try? Or what if we only try once? What keeps us from trying again and again and again? Our mind. Our belief. Our faith. As cliche as it sounds there is truth in the statement: if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. In order to overcome the fear or failure, the fear or not trying, we
HAVE TO BELIEVE IN OURSELVES!
So where am I going with this? There are 7 days between now and next Friday. There are 1440 minutes in a day, that's 10,080 minutes in a week. How will you spend them? Will you try something you've been holding out on? Will you try again when you feel like giving up?
I hope you're somewhere further next week than this week. I hope you can tap into the inspiration or the person that inspires you to be a better you. Greg did that for me in our brief time chatting. No one would have guessed that a few years later he wouldn't be around. You never know what tomorrow brings but while you have those minutes, make the most of them.
I'll see you in Columbus 😘