In 2012, I've had the pleasure of working with all of my returning clients and many new clients. I've had the fortune of training people with varied goals. I've been blessed.
A new client said to me recently, “I don't care how things taste, I'll eat the food that will get me to my goal.”
At that moment, I knew that I had a client who was going to reach his goals.
I recognized myself in him.
He was committed to his goal. He was going to reach his goal NO MATTER WHAT.
In four and a half weeks, he's reached a goal of fitting in his unbutton-able pants more quickly than anticipated.
I'm totally impressed, and I'm pretty sure he is too.
He has a few more goals he's set for himself and I know that he'll reach those too.
Through nutritional education, perseverance and work ethic, he's reached every goal he's set to date.
It's exciting to watch!
I've done a lot of thinking about the subject of setting goals and achieving them. In 2012, I set some pretty lofty goals and achieved more than expected. I've wondered how I did this. I've done hours of soul searching (okay, overly dramatic here for purposes of gaining your undivided attention) for my next book project and for my baker's dozen whole-health-wellness modules.
I've wondered how I could have achieved high aspirations, since many years ago, I was something of an underachiever.
The conclusion I've come to after many hours of thought and research is this: I committed.
I committed to achieving a goal, and never took my eye off the attainment of the end result.
My most proud moment in 2012 came when I stepped nervously on a scale in Las Vegas, NV and weighed 131.34 pounds. For those of you not used to the crazy food/weight world of powerlifters, on August 12th, 2012, I committed to getting to a new weight class for my next powerlifting meet in 10 weeks. That morning, my scales read 149 lbs, yet I made a decision I was going to get to 132 NO MATTER WHAT. I had ten weeks to reach my goal. Ten weeks that included a lot of opportunities to eat badly and drink poorly and to not train properly. But, because I committed, I planned to outwit any obstacle. Fail to plan, plan to fail. I came up with a plan A, B AND C.
When I stepped on those scales on October 18th , and had lost nineteen pounds, it was one of of the proudest moments of the year.
I see that commitment it in my client.
He's going to attain his goal, no matter what.
Success breeds success and he's on his way to long term success in whole-health-wellness.
I'm excited for him as he continues his journey and proud of him too!
That's right...a whole NEW YEAR full of endless possibilities for each of us!