Jun. 8, 2011
We Are Not Perfect!
It’s never a perfect road to creating a better “you”.
The next topic I want to talk about isn’t some fancy fat loss exercise or program, but deals more with your relationship with yourself and how it relates to fitness.
You see, before you can build yourself into the best version of yourself or before you can help others around you, you first must address how you feel about “you”.
Once you address this you than begin to realize that you will never be perfect but can still change weaknesses and faults into your greatest strengths.
Now…in this article I’m going to get real with you and show you that making past mistakes in your life, even big ones, can actually move you forward to creating a better “you” by giving you a real example of MY life and how you can relate this to building yourself up physically and mentally.
First we have our MISTAKES
Our MISTAKES either Defines you
You can choose to Identify your mistakes.
For me: One major mistake I made growing up in my early twenties was when I was trying to be someone I wasn’t and ended up getting myself into trouble with the law. I was planning on fulfilling my dream of becoming a NYFD firefighter until I made that very costly mistake and got rejected from the NYFD because of my arrest. Apparently my entrepreneurial bug was apparent early except I used it in a negative way. I won’t get into details here but let’s just say at that moment my life came to a screeching halt and my dreams were shattered.
However, after experiencing this and suffering the consequences of this mistake I was determined to not let this define who I was with this stigma.
I identified exactly where I went wrong which led me next to Find The Cause of my mistake.
When we live our lives that are not in line with our true values, there’s usually an underlining cause for this. Whether you are overweight from being an emotional eater, or abusing alcohol and drugs because you are medicating some pain in your life or like me I was trying to be someone I wasn’t because I was trying to find my identity after I stopped playing college football.
The next step after finding the deep cause of your mistake is LEARN from the mistake. It’s this type of learning that shapes us and allows us to grow in a more positive way. It sucks at the time but sometimes learning the hard way stops you from making the same mistakes over and being defined by that.
I’ve learned some hard lessons, but it’s these lessons that have kept me focused and determined to grow as a better person physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Once you have identified your mistake, found the cause and learned from these mistakes the next is sometimes over looked and something that I have personally battled with for a long time and it can totally hold you back from moving forward to that ideal “you”.
Like I said, I’ve personally battled with this one for a while. It’s time to come to terms with the fact that you can’t take things back and turn back the clock.
It’s time to move forward! It’s over…you have your scars from old wounds, but you are stronger, better and wiser. Forgive yourself! We’re not perfect! Take what you learned and now with that move on to the last and most important step…
Counter your mistake with a positive
I’m a big believer in sending out and giving good energy into the universe and that energy will be returned to you at some point.
You might be feeling like things never go right for you or you’ll never get to where you want to go and things may seem bleak…but stay positive and keep giving your best.Because as you know, the universe or “God” does not work on OUR time.
The other day I did a real intense workout before my client got to the gym. At the end of my workout, I literally could barely breathe and was hanging onto the heavy bag with my arms. Well my client, who is a nurse, walked in and said “Greg are you ok”?That’s when these words popped into my head right there and then which I ended up posting on Facebook because it made so much sense. It was…
“You have to be willing to give everything you have to get everything you want”—Me
I am not going to let my past mistakes and faults define who I am. Use those mistakes to do something positive and become a stronger, better version of yourself.Forget about your old relationships, your jobs, the stock market, the real estate, your 401k. Be reborn again today and live your life that better serves others as well as yourself.
Your greatest asset is “YOU”
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