Personal Development

personal-development-plan“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.”
-John C. Maxwell

That is one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite books, “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” by John C. Maxwell.  I like it because it is so simple yet speaks volumes.  I’m a huge believer in personal development. Some people aren’t because they think that it’s only for those who are down in the dumps and they see it as a weakness. Nothing could be further from the truth!  Are you perfect? I’m absolutely not. I think it is vital to grow both personally and physically. Over the past two years I have read some really great books from some really great authors including: John C. Maxwell, Napoleon Hill, Jeff Olsen, Seth Godin, Brian Tracy, and Darren Hardy to name a few.

And these authors among others have challenged me to grow physically, financially, spiritually, and mentally.  They have challenged me to see what’s really important to help build myself and have helped give me the motivation to do so.  After all, my aim here is to help as many people as I can reach their health and fitness goals so I better be working on myself to be able to help others.

Where to begin

I’d suggest the book I am currently re-reading.  “The Slight Edge” by Jeff Olsen.  I highly recommend it for anyone how is trying to make changes, big or small.  The main premise is that the difference between success and failure is some small actions.  Let’s relate this to health and fitness since that’s my passion.  Suppose you wake up in the morning, eat a breakfast of waffles and bacon, then head off to work.  Now suppose that you wake up, decide to press play and get a 30 minute P90X3 routine done, eat a healthy breakfast of plain oatmeal with banana, and go off to work.  What difference is there between these two situations?  Will doing the former make you immediately unhealthy and cause you to have a heart attack on the way to work? Nope.  Will doing the latter make you immediately ripped from head to toe? Absolutely not.  But compounded over time taking one of these paths will diverge drastically.  Pressing play in the morning and eating clean is easy to do. The kicker is that the simple act is also easy not to do.  You have to decide which path you are going to take!

I hope you choose the latter and jump in to help CHANGE THE WORLD! #EndTheTrend

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