I have been short on time these past few weeks, busy with training clients, boot camps, youth camps, my own training the list goes on. But I wanted to touch on something real quick that I think many of us forget as we go through our lives day to day.
We need to give ourselves permission to aim high in all aspects of our life.
Taking the time to plan and to dream BIG!!!
Think back to when you were young, what did you dream about? Being a Firefighter, Policeman, a Doctor, myself I wanted to play in the NBA….and I worked and worked to chase that dream. It didn’t happen obviously, but what did happen was a scholarship to play basketball, walk away with a college degree debt free…..something most people can’t say.
Which brings me to my point here… how many of you guys dreamed of being average? Dreaming of being an average employee, living in an average house, having average relationships, walking around in an average body, living an average life just like everyone around you?
My guess almost 100% of you dreamed of something bigger and better for yourselves. So, what changed? Was it too hard? Too much work? Did those aspirations just go away?
There isn’t 1 person in 1000 who can write down their most elaborate dreams without having people around them say “you are crazy, that’s impossible.” The reality is almost anything is possible; almost nothing is too good to be true. Now obviously I never made it to the NBA but a 4 year degree paid for by my talents was not a bad consolation prize.
“Most people don’t aim too high and miss. They aim too low and hit.” – Bob Moawad
If I met myself 4 years ago and said “Jeremy 4 years from now you will…..have been published in fitness magazines, on magazine covers, made TV appearances, traveled to NYC with Men’s Fitness, stepped on stage and competed, started your own business 100% on your own, created the top boot camp in the Valley (with some of my best friends Ben Novak and Dave Dreas), and that’s just a few highlights,” I would have said “you are f*cking crazy, that couldn’t ever happen for me.” But it did happen there is still somedays I can’t believe this is my life…….
Heather can tell you guys – just a few years ago –I was the most anti-social, shy, anti-spotlight person you would ever meet (in all honesty inside I still am). But in order to do what I wanted to do, I had to DREAM BIG – and step WAY out of my comfort zone several times. …and continue to do so each day.
I have had the chance to travel, do more, see more , create my own path, connect with some of the top fitness guys in America, compete against, learn from, and become friends with guys like Nerijus Bagdonas one of the best trainers in N.Y.C. http://www.trainp3.com/ , and Alex Isaly the co-creator of http://www.rippedusa.com/ in Orange County the list goes on and on.
My point is once you realize that you are the only person who puts limits on your life there is no ceiling to what you can do…..so my next question to you guys is……
What would you do if you knew you wouldn’t fail? Whatever it is write it down, really sit back analyze it; think about it…… maybe it’s more possible than you think.
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon seem inevitable.” Christopher Reeve
You are responsible for where you are or are not………
Kick Ass today in everything you do!!!! – Jeremy