Categories: Gettin The Mind Right

How You Get Home

Happy Monday!

Let’s say your goal is to lose 20 lbs.

As a coach, I can list all the things you need to do. If you’re currently not working out and need to get started, it’s too easy to get lost in what to do and how to go about it.

It doesn’t matter what the goal is; when we only look at the desired outcome, it’s overwhelming to think about how to get started.

Which is why I want you to think about this…

Imagine driving home from wherever you are.

Unless you’re lucky and live directly across from where you work, if you step outside you cannot see your front door yet you know it exists and are able to get home every single day.

***YOU DON’T NEED TO SEE EXACTLY WHERE YOU’RE GOING IN ORDER TO GET THERE. ***

Let’s look at this example further:

  • You got in the car! You know how many silly people walk around and tell me they can’t squat? Hmmm…..Well, you got in your car didn’t you? The action of getting in your car requires ankle knee & hip flexion aka a squat.
    • Plus, you got in your car. You take that for granted, but remember the first time you drove? Getting in your car was an anxious experience, let alone turning on the ignition, accelerating, reversing and parking for the first time. You don’t even think about these things now, but they were a big deal at one point.
    • As one of my best friends Eddie Millions famously said: “It’s a big deal until it’s not.”

2) Distance traveled: 99% of the time, to get to your destination you must go around buildings and nature. The shortest distance is drawing a line from where you are to where you want to go, but that’s not how our roads are constructed – your path will NOT be linear!

  • Whatever it is you want to accomplish, there’s no such path as one straight line. The path is what it is, not what you want it to be.

3) Detours: Let’s imagine you’re driving to work and you’re suppose to take a right to cut directly to where you’re company is, but there’s a detour and you have to go around it.

  • Do you park your car and stop? Stand there with your hands on your hips and complain? NO! While you may complain, you drive around.
  • When it comes to goals, detours are all along our path because they are ON the way, not IN the way. Take a breath and keep going, and know the extra distance in this case will serve you better.

4) Traffic: Traffic like taxes are inevitable, while we don’t like it, we accept it yet when we hit traffic when going after our goals, we get thrown off.

  • Think about rush hour traffic; you feel like you’re not moving but you are – you’re moving closer to your destination–albeit 1-2 mph–but making progress nonetheless.
  • Compared to previously going 65 mph or if you’re like me, 80 mph :), 1-2 mph feels like nothing BUT THAT’S WRONG. You are still moving.
  • Plateaus are illusions. You might think you are in a plateau but that’s because you’re not looking at the big picture AND the small details. Stop overlooking ALL the forward motion you’re making daily.

You have everything you need right now to do what you need to do – really, what’s your excuse?

I recognize there are some people who are emotionally damaged for some pretty good reasons – so PLEASE reach out. I’m here to help.

JC

PS: 5 spots left for our next m.e.l.t. Immersion Experience in Boca Raton Florida. If you’re looking to reset, relax and get intentional about your life (not just your body), you need to come. Respond back if you’re interested.

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#meltmindset

JC

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