Happy New Year EF Fam!
Being coached is one of the best ways to ensure continued self awarenss and growth, which is vital to reaching new heights in life.
So congrats on allowing yourself be coached, just that in itself is an accomplishment.
The truth is, we are all playing a game… the game of life. We are either winning (being happy and in control of our current situation) or we feel like we are losing (unhappy and not in control of our current situation).
Feeling like a loser sucks, believe me, I know. I have spent too many years feeling like a loser; but the truth is I wasn’t a loser.
It was my thinking that was backwards – and that made me feel like a loser. The reality was that I was a winner but I was living in “The Gap”.
It is like that famous qoute “When you change how you look at things, the things that you look at change.”
There is a simple formula that can make you feel like you are winning instantly!
But before I get in to that, let me explain what “The Gap” is. It’s something that I learned from world renowned coach, Dan Sullivan. One of the coaching programs that I am currently in was created by Dan Sullivan. Over the past 5 years I have consistently had a coach and have had the opportunity to work with some of the best coaches in the world to help me help EF trainers and clients progress to new levels. My hope is that this concept and the recommendation at the end of the email assists you towards your goals in 2014.
OK… So, “The Gap”…
“The Gap” is the place between where you are currently and your ideal self. Your ideal self being an image that is held in your mind and is never obtainable becasue when a goal is reached, the ideal self shifts again to something different, therefore the “ideal” is never truly reached. You are always left with the feeling of losing which never helps self-esteem. Essentially you want to stay out of this place because happiness and fullfillment can never be achieved when you live in “The Gap”.
On the filp side, when you compare yourself: where you started vs. where you are today, you can ONLY see the success and the progress you have made. This always leads to happiness and fullfillment because there is a sense of accomplishment and forward progress. It is also focusing on the positive, creating postive feelings of success and accomplishment giving motivation of wanting to do more and more.
If you do even 1 thing a day that helps you towards your goal, you are successful.
Nobody is perfect so small success leads to major success over time. As coaches we know this as it relates directly to fitness.
Every workout translates to calories lost/strength gained/cardio increase or what ever your goal may be and every meal can be postives to your physiological function and goals, or destructive and sabatoging.
Every decision counts. Every decision you make is either taking you further from or closer to your goals. But we want to focus on the positive.
I will share pieces of how you can do that becasue my goal in 2014 is to help you win.
Winning is accomplishing the desired result. And it all begins with how you look at things.
Let’s walk through 2014 with winning confidence instead of feeling like a loser.
And if you already feel like your winning, then lets win bigger!
The app WinStreak created by Dan Sullivan has help me stay in a positive focus.
I highly recommend it to assist you on reaching your goals for 2014.
It is free and very simple to use. Check it out and see if this simple app helps you focus to create simple successes leading to goals and dreams.
Committed to helping you win in 2014,