#15 — Goals are overrated.
A meaningful or focus-driven life is rarely forged by one event. Instead, it’s shaped moment by moment.
At different times in all of our lives, we have to step into the ring.
Considering my experience at the dentist with a busted grill, I realized that at times, our freedom is limited.
No longer does it feel like it’s enough to prepare and show up—we must also attempt to control things we have no power in controlling.
It’s a place where the only measure that matters is the act itself.
We have grown accustomed to witnessing courage in the form of heroism. There’s a stain left on the mind when one is exposed to this kind of courage exclusively.
Our jobs – when we are in severe pain or loss – is not to let the wounds permeate everything else into our lives so that our lens on the world is stained.
I am confident that if coffee were a person, she wouldn’t claim that she’s trying to save the world. Her only hope would be to make it a little bit better.
A callus is a toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation.
I’ve concluded that the posture of fitness in any place reveals more about an environment than it’s street signs and once a month town-hall meetings.
Underneath all the pressure of perfection, the world wants people who simply just do a good job.
Perhaps the truth is that living up to a dream is far less important than what the ambition of the dream has to teach us.
A few miles away from the protesters, just people of different size, race, age and gender doing life. Together.
This is our goal as personal trainers: To give people the warmth they want while delivering the service they invest in.
It’s like driving a vehicle with your eyes glued the rear view mirror.