â€œIf you start something, you better finish it.â€ Ring any bells from your childhood? Definitely rings from mine. You start a workout program, diet, dvd at home, training for an event… and what happens? That little voice creeps up on you slowly, every time you hit a speed bump in your path to completion. But here is the deal, you start…. you finish. Even if you don’t WANT to, to complete a path you have set forth is to build your character, to show friends, family and co-workers that you are someone who finishes what they started. You know deep down you can push through, destroy obstacles, and conquer fear.
My favorite line to use in the face of any obstacle is from the movie 300. â€œNever retreat! Never surrender!â€Â If you give up on one thing, what’s the next thing you’ll give yourself an excuse to stop doing? Everyday my staff and I hear the same things… â€œI’m just here to give this a try.â€Â â€œI’m not sure if I will be continuing.â€Â Then why start? If you are just â€œtrying it out,â€ then are you even giving it your all?Â Or are you just pretending to? If the trainer turns around and you stop to rest, who are you cheating? Not Me! If you cheat more then is allowed on your diet, who is getting hurt from that? Not anyone but YOU!
As you can see, there are ALOT of question marks in this article. The reason for that is this: I don’t want you reading another cookie cutter article, maybe taking a half a sentence worth of knowledge you found in it. I want you to leave asking questions; questioning yourself; questioning your motives and goals. If you question yourself, you grow with every answer. If you think you know it all and make excuses for yourself, you remain stagnant, never growing, staying the same. Being comfortable and never growing leads to laziness, which leads to doubt, and you’ll be stuck on the couch forever.Â You’ve heard it a million times: leave your comfort zone!Â It’s fun out here!
Make a choice. Make a change. Make an impact on your life and those around you who admire you and follow your footsteps. Be an example, an example of someone who can accomplish whatever you put your mind to. You may just be completing a small goal in your mind, but to someone else you can be an inspiration, a motivational figure, a hero in their time of doubt. Be someone others can look up to.
This may sound like a bunch of motivational speaking crap, but I believe in it. I believe you can speak things into your life by acting and believing that you DESERVE it. You do NOT deserve to be unhappy, sad, disappointed… You deserve the you that you see when you close your eyes. Wouldn’t it be nice to see who you want to be when your eyes are open and looking in the mirror? Remember, it’s just a decision away. A decision that YOU must make, no one else. If you fail, it’s yourself to blame, and WHEN you succeed, it’s all your glory.
â€œAnd I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion…â€