Hard to believe that another year is in the books here at Vitality. Seeing the way our members have evolved over the past 4 years has been incredible. I am also really happy to see that our attendance hasn’t had it’s normal dip between Thanksgiving and the New Year as it has the previous 3 years. Many of you have realized that taking 3-4 weeks off at the end of the year and then trying to pick back up in January is a “painful” process.
Here are a few things that I have learned over the past 365 days:
1. Discipline and hard work are more important for success than talent. This may be the ONLY time I ever post an Ashton Kutcher video…Click pic to watch
2. Just because you may be the boss at work doesn’t mean you have any control over your household…especially if it is a house full of 3 women.
3. No matter how far back I set the clocks at the box, people will always be late. Below is my plan to fix this…implementation coming early 2014
4. During the hottest times of the year, everyone will wish for it to be cold. During the coldest times of the year, everyone will wish it was hot. Very seldom is it the “perfect” temperature at the box:)
5. As CrossFit continues to grow globally at an exponential rate, so does the number of people that oppose it. How brilliant is that? One of the first fitness programs on the planet that can be universally applied to any human being to help them become more fit and healthy and yet our society finds a way to discourage people from becoming active.
6. Don’t take time for granted. Time-management is one of the biggest keys to being successful.
7. There is NEVER a good time to start getting healthy. Stop making excuses and just make the decision to start your journey. If you wait for the right time, it will never happen.
8. Adversity isn’t always a bad thing. Adversity gives us the opportunity to do something great.
9. Most New Years Resolutions will not work. Refer back to #7. If it is taking you a new year to start something, my bet is that you aren’t going to stay with it. This is not meant to discourage people from setting goals for 2014 but humor me, write down the last time you followed thru with a New Years Resolution….crickets? Prove me wrong. Set a goal and stick to it. People are always surprised when they realize how hard it is. Don’t be surprised, if it was easy it wouldn’t be a goal, and most likely it wouldn’t mean anything to you. It is the journey and the struggle that makes the reward that much sweeter.
10. Stop surrounding yourself with negative people. When are we going to learn that there is nothing good about negativity. We all know people that constantly complain and mope around feeling sorry for themselves. Let them go be a downer to someone else, it is vital that we are surrounded by positive, motivating, and supportive people. People that will push us to be better and not let us settle.