Character

The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching
– John Wooden
Wow, what a powerful message. Think about that phrase for a second. Then think about it in accordance with our CHANGE challenge these past handful of weeks. What are the character traits that you’ve developed “behind the scenes”. What kind of “unglamorous” work have you put in that has turned you into the self-willed machine you are right now? What got done when all backs were turned, when you were alone, slaving away for the betterment of your health, fitness and quality of life?
Savor this moment and think about all the positive influence you’ve not only instilled in your own character, but that of your accountability partner as well. Would they be where they are today and have made the choices and decisions they have had to make without your guidance and watchful eye? You were strong, willful, confident and capable before…but, no where near like you are right now. Regardless of your current standing, the momentum you have built over the course of the past 6-weeks is building speed…For a brief moment, assess where you sit with your current goals. On the grand scheme of things, we’re mid-way through the second month of the year and maybe we’ve surpassed the goals we’ve set and are now setting new ones…

…Maybe we’re far from our attainment point we’ve set for mid July, but we can see the progress we’re making and the distant horizon isn’t looking so distant anymore…

…Or maybe we’re realizing we’ve overshot what we believed was possible, we’ve had to re-assess and re-configure and the road towards attainment is looking more tumultuous than ever before…

What do we do now?

It’s actually quite simple…you just…keep…going!

Don’t give up. Don’t give in. You are not a quitter and you are a different person today than you were 6-weeks ago. You have proven that not only to yourself, but your accountability partner, your coaches and your community. You are stronger, more confident, willful and more capable than ever before!

The steps you have taken to get where you are today, now looking back, seem like huge leaps and bounds.

The only thing that can set you back now is a decision to stop. A decision driven by negative self-talk, impatience or immaturity. At the end of the day, this is giving up. Waving the white flag. Quitting. Behemoths don’t quit. Your community, your coaches and your psyche won’t allow it.

You made the decision to CHANGE at the start of 2017 and wow, what progress you’ve made since then. Why stop now? Honestly, there’s no good reason to. You’ll slip up from time to time and failure will show its face, it’s part of the process and its called life. However, you are more resilient and more motivated than ever to dust yourself off, pick yourself up and continue forward with intention, aggression and sheer determination. Now, the only thing standing between you and your potential is time. Believe that and just…keep…going!

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