Day 642: The blessing and purpose
I LOVE what @chrismotivador shared on The School of Greatness podcast with @lewishowes in episode 503 regarding purpose. He referenced Viktor Frankl's work Man's Search For Meaning, and our PURPOSE drives us. It literally kept Frankl alive in the concentration camps.
Chris has a great coaching approach for folks who feel like they "need" to do something. He suggests they re-frame it with, "I'm blessed to do this because..." The because is the purpose.
I'm blessed to get up at 4am because I LOVE witnessing how peaceful my yoga students can be after our practice. I'm blessed that I have many classes to teach, because I LOVE teaching and I treasure my students.
I'm SO blessed that things have lined up for me to file my articles of incorporation EXACTLY when they did, because I'm feeling HOT for my business and my #SideHustle.
Things are happening, and I'm going to make some very big, very brave decisions soon. I'm excited for what is POSSIBLE.
I'm blessed that I've had every experience thus far in careers and business, because it's strengthened and wizened me up. It's also shown me that I CAN and I WILL be successful, dammit!
They don't wanna see me winning but my Physical Therapist Mr.Kerbo does. Happy I met this guy I don't know what I would do without him. He keeps me healthy, reminds me why I should be a Doctor in Physical Therapy, and keeps my brain going with intellectual dialogue. Glad I ran into him. Now I'm sore and everything hurts. Dry needling on your hand and butt cheeks don't feel good.
I haven't competed since November. This was at Regionals 2016.
Today was one of those days where I thought, "Why am I still doing this?" I work at two gyms; I'm usually there around 5am and leave around 7:30pm. And I love what I do, truly. But NO, not every day is it my "happy place" like all those memes and "fitspo" quotes you see; it's hard training other people 6 days a week. Although, some days I can't even tell I'm "working", it feels like I'm just talking to my friends! But today I had an afternoon with no clients, no classes and it was SSSSSOOOOOO easy to just just skip my own training and NAP... Especially because it's a deload week. But as I put my intraworkout together, I thought "Maria Cristal, you need to practice what you preach. Do this. Go. Remember why you started." It's not about motivation for me anymore. Training is what brought me to where I am today professionally and spiritually. I need to remember why I started lifting in the first place. #igniteyourfire#powerlifting
And Here it is!! I'm so fired up about this!! Thank you again to all that helped make this possible! #988#brickbybrick