August 22, 2016
This week – take pride in making other’s uncomfortable with your out-of-this-world dreams! All my life, people would laugh at me when I told them my hopes & dreams. I told people I wanted to start a body-weight bootcamp in a park in little ole’ Raleigh….they laughed. I told people I wanted to open my own business…they laughed. I told people I wanted to go to the CrossFit Games…they laughed. I told people I wanted to change lives through fitness…and still…they laughed. This week I challenge you to get comfortable with being uncomfortable! If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough!
“Passion should always trump common sense.” -Robert Di Nero
Your vision, what drives you, what keeps you awake at night, may not always make sense to anybody but you. The challenge is recognizing not only is that normal, but that it doesn’t matter.
True passion makes onlookers uncomfortable because it makes them feel guilty for not having the courage to take charge of their life and realize their own self-worth. Don’t let them dissuade you.
Doing things by the book is great until someone dares to write a new one. Don’t be afraid to be the author of the next great success story, and embrace the naysayers lining up to buy it.
August 15, 2016
This week’s Monday Motivational piece presented by CPT Ryan focuses on reaching your goals. Often times, we think of success or our personal goals as a linear process. We seek to get from point A to point B with the least resistance possible. However, this is typically not the case. In fact, most of the times – our path’s towards our goals are filled with nasty twists & turns that could “throw you off”. If we are prepared to not only face these obstacles head on, but to embrace them for all they’re worth – we can remain on our path towards success & get their FASTER!
Coloring Outside The Lines
“Force yourself to see outside your goals, and find value in those challenges which seem to detract from your focus. Realize that to achieve success, many times you will have to stray from the plan.
The accomplishment of a goal is not the result of a linear path. Goals are accomplished when you have persevered through all of the things outside the lines, which give you the opportunity to pursue your dream.
Success comes to those who wait. Not to those who wait to take action, but to those who grind through the distractions and the obstacles and wait for their moment to shine.” – CPT Ryan