I love burgers. What's not to love? If it were up to me, I’d eat burgers almost every day, and for much of my 20’s, that’s exactly what I did.
But C’mon, that’s not sustainable, right? I mean, everyone knows burgers aren’t great for you, but they’re so damn delicious! Sometimes choosing between what I know I should be eating and what I want to eat is the hardest decision of my day, and at some point, we need to pivot from what we want to do, to what we need to do.
I’ve done a lot of self-reflection and personal growth in the past 2 years. When I hit 30 I took stock of where I was at, and where I wanted to be and knew I needed to make some adjustments. Just like sports teams make adjustments at halftime!
In my quest to become a better me, I’ve done a lot of reading on the matter by people that know more than I do. One common theme that you will find over and over in any self-help book is learning to embrace the change. To quote one of my favorite Greek Philosophers, Heraclitus “Change is the only constant in life!” (ok, I lied, I had to look up who is credited with saying that). The point is this: To grow, we must change, to become the person we want to be.
Take for example one of the baddest dudes on the planet, Kevin Ross. This guy is an absolute menace in the world of Thai Kickboxing. I read an interview he did a while back on his mental strength, and how it’s helped him both in and out of the ring.
He’s the current Bellator Featherweight Champion in Kickboxing, but before that, he was gripped by drugs and alcohol. For four years during his late teens and early twenties, drugs and alcohol controlled his life. When something like that becomes the norm, change feels downright scary. Kevin took that halftime break, made the mental and physical changes he needed to get from where he was, to where he is. Credit to Kevin for realizing a change needed to happen, and he made that pivot. I’m not a betting man, but if I was, I would bet the farm that it wasn’t easy. If you want to know more about his battles in and out of the ring, why don’t you ask him yourself? Check out his VIDSIG page here!
What about Skip La Cour? Six-time National Bodybuilding Champion, and at 57, still in incredible shape. Skip is a motivational life coach helping men take charge of their lives and recover from setbacks. If anyone should be giving advice on embracing the pivot, it’s this guy. He’s credited with helping men of all ages go through their own personal MANformation! (great wordplay) His program is meant to challenge and hold you accountable, so basically, he’s the physical embodiment of your conscience. And your conscience is in great shape. If you’ve ever wondered, “Is this it?”, then you need to speak with Skip. If you’ve been living in “survivor mode” for so long you don’t even know what normal is anymore?, then you need to speak with Skip. He’ll get that monkey off your back and have it go make you a protein shake while you bust out a few more reps! Skip is waiting, embrace the pivot and go sign up to speak with him live, 1-on-1, and kickstart your way to a new you! Check out his VIDSIG page here!
I have a feeling that for a majority of people, living life has become a daily routine. So I’m challenging you to challenge yourself! Take stock of what you’re doing on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Ask yourself, is this going to get me where I want to go? Or do I need to pivot? It could be a little or a lot, but just know it doesn’t have to be done all at once. Change can absolutely be terrifying, I get it, but it doesn’t have to be.
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