I try to stick to a strict schedule when posting on my blog… which means I only post when I need to get something out of my head maybe these words will help you.
There’s a video here:
— Bobby Brooks (@RealDoubleBee) August 25, 2014
Its a facebook video, otherwise I’d just post it right here.
I’ve watched this video like 47 times. What I love is at Minute 1:50 (its only 2:28 total) you see something absolutely amazing. I mean I love CrossFit and these peeps are part of my community so I probably watched this more than most just from that stand point but what keeps me coming back is 1:50. At that moment we all see she made a decision. She decided. She decided right then she was going to complete that lift. Nothing, absolutely nothing was going to stop her.
In my life, I have wanted a great many things. I’ve wanted to lose weight., I’ve wanted to make more money. I’ve wanted to be fit. Wanting things is great, but I realized I would never get there unless I decided. I had to decide to be fit. I had to decide to be a non-smoker.
When you decide, things change. You become determined, it means more to you. You become something different. I am not the person I was when I was a smoker. I had to decide to be a non-smoker. When I felt the urge to pick up a cigarette and there were many, I had to consider who I was. I am a non-smoker, and non-smokers don’t smoke. I was absolutely determined.
There are so many opportunities in life where decisions are left to chance, or avoided. It takes courage to make a decision and it takes resolve to stand by them. Choosing to be successful in a new business no matter what is serious. Choosing to live a fit clean life is a game changer. People around you will hate on you like you will never imagine. It’s amazing to me how many people would make comments about how quitting smoking wasn’t possible, that failure was just around the corner. These people want you to fail because it supports their own assumptions about what is possible in life. They have already given up.
When it comes to the major decisions in your life, you need to evaluate what you want, decide, and move forward. You might loose friends, you might loose family along the way. Some days might be really painful; you might be sad by how terrible and nasty some people can be when your decision breaks the mold or box they’ve put you in but you have to be true to yourself and follow your heart and your dreams.
Ultimately; you will be much happier when you decide to be.