The 9am class hangs in there:-)
How dedicated are we to actually doing the things we need to do to achieve the outcome we've decided we want?
As you know, I listen to Coach Ben Bergeron's podcast, Chasing Excellence, weekly. I gave his book to all of our Coaches last Christmas. I like what Coach Bergeron has to say about discipline. At the end of the day, it's our discipline that determines our success. It's not our enthusiasm, motivation, inspiration, love of particular quotes, wishes, hopes or prayers, it's the daily choices, the minute - by - minute choices that keep us aligned with our goals, or that send us sideways, or perhaps backwards.
What causes so much suffering is the lack of dedication to the daily discipline required to reach our goals. It's the desire to achieve something without equal enthusiasm for the process. I see so many people who beat themselves up for not achieving, but the problem is not being honest about what it is we really want! If we just 80% want to be able to do something (like a pull-up, or bodyweight clean and jerk) then it will take us a long time to get there, and there's a greater probability we will never achieve the thing. But if we're 100% dedicated, at the same level Coach Bergeron describes in this short podcast, then we have a much better probability of actually getting that thing for which we are working so hard. Take a listen to the podcast and share in the comments your level of dedication.
To help you with your desire to look better naked, feel better and have more energy we are offering a nutrition challenge in August based on abundance and eating more fruits and vegetables. The 800g Challenge starts Aug 5. We are having an info session this Wednesday, July 31 at the gym at 6:30 pm. If you can't make it to the gym you can join us on Facebook Live. Check out this blog post to learn more about the challenge.
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