I've never been a big fan of self help stuff. Reading or listening, because it seemed to only go that far. Great ideas and thoughts but unless you actually apply the ideas it's just a waste of time. Like buying healthy food but not eating it.
Ben Bergeron really got to me. Here's a dude that is coaching some very goal oriented athletes, who's job it is to do well or win competitions. Like the bad ass CFers we see at the games. And he's posting things like "Replace I have to with I get to." And he speaks very passionately about community and relationships. Which got me reading and listening to him more.
Let me get after my point here. I'm not perfect, my fitness is not perfect nor are my relationships. I'm talking not only to you the reader but to myself too.
Elevating yourself is the best thing you can do for others. If your more often negative or focused on the shitty stuff in a crappy way you breed it. You can't be on top of the world all the time for sure. But I think you catch my drift.
I Get To.....Have real relationships that are not always easy.
I Get To.... not be perfect (which everyone sees)
I Get To.. love to run
I Get to instead of I have to. Try it. Not just on easy fun, funny stuff but the big stuff too.
You get to try this!
If your speaking about all your inadequacies, all your faults about your life your body, your workout, your job, your eating so on how can it be or get better? It's as though your focus is on keeping them the same and not seeing that they are there to press you forward.
"I Get to eat healthy so my body will feel better" instead of " I have to loss weight."
The happiest people are the ones with the best relationships, not the best body or best Clean and Jerk. Love will save your soul. Be the person that gets to!!!!!!