Consistency = Epic
Over the past week we have talked about several things. We started things off talking about life struggles and how this awesome family we have at 410 is a blessing to anyone that opens their heart to us. We then transitioned this talk to priorities. We all have things we place above others in our life. Don’t let the gym be at the bottom. Next we talked about the importance of diet and how you should have signed up for our latest challenge. And our last talk was about our Whiteboard and how we are going to utilize this more in the New Year.
Of course, none of this matters if we don’t have consistency. Without consistency we just have… mediocre. I don’t know of anyone at our gym that has the personality to wake up and say, “today I am going to mediocre.” Consistency needs to present in everything we do and everyday we do it. There are three major areas that we need to be more consistent.
First, we need to make it to the gym consistently. If we come 5 times one week and then “get busy” for the next 3 weeks then we are really just making our selves into a hamster on a hamster wheel. We will never go anywhere. We will get frustrated with our progress and ultimately give up.
Secondly, we need consistent effort. If you show up with the expectations of giving it your 50% then you are going to get 50% of the results. Coach Glassman says, “impress me with intensity, not volume.” Consistent effort on a high level is where we will find our best results.
Thirdly, we need to be consistent with our diet. We talked about the diet a lot and we are working on things to improve that now. When the challenge ends we need to take the good habits we have formed and make them part of our lifestyle.
The truth is you can have whatever you want if you are consistent. If we replace the word maybe later with never would it change the way we act? Generally, when we put something off we don’t have an opportunity to make it up. It s now or never. Life doesn’t leave too many opportunities for maybe later.
I firmly believe that if we are true to ourselves and consistent then we can all be epic. Let’s choose to be epic. Epic in our own right. Don’t look at what everyone else is doing and think that you can’t do that. Look at where you have come from and realize that your journey is epic.