Whenever we are faced with adversity we naturally tend to become overwhelmed with emotions. What allows us to jump back to our life is something we call resilience. Resilience is common to all people, we are all able to bounce back to some level of normalcy.Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. Being resilient does not mean we do not feel sad or angry or uncertain. Quite the opposite; being resilient means we can take all these emotions we are experiencing, process them and become stronger and more adapted to whatever the life wants to throw our ways.
Are you struggling with staying focused throughout your workouts? It is easy to get distracted when your phone is sending you notifications every five seconds and a buddy you are working out with just loves to chat. Or, perhaps, you have an important day at work ahead of you and you can’t stop thinking about it. Whatever is going on in your life, falling victim to distractions in the gym means you’re not only losing the important mental state that promotes muscle growth, but also the most precious thing you have in your life: time. If you are anything like us, you know how juggling work, business, obligations and family matters can be a tough game. Now add to the list your workouts, meal prep, sleep and time to rest. What are we left with? Basically, nothing.
Quit eating junk food, smoking, staying up late. Get more workouts in, spend quality time with family… These sound familiar, don’t they?
How many times in your life have you told yourself that you wished you’d started that business, gotten in a better shape, built better relationships? We all want something, whether it is a new job, healthier eating habits or simply a more positive outlook on life. Have you ever considered what may have been stopping you from achieving all these goals? Sure it could be that you are busy or lack perfect genetics, or, perhaps, you feel that you don’t have any support from those around you. Truth is, what separates you from anyone who’s ever made a name for themselves is their decision to actually work for their dreams. Ever heard a saying that it takes 20 years to make an overnight success? Nothing in life worth pursuing comes in easy; and nothing ever comes in fast. When you look at someone whose life inspires you, be sure to also read about those years when they were a hungry no one with an idea in mind that nobody cared about. Read about how many times they had to hear no for an answer, and how many times they had failed before they became “an overnight success.” When you keep telling yourself your dreams are unachievable, all you are really saying is that you don’t want to walk the extra mile or dedicate yourself fully.