As you guys know I love coaching. I want every member to get stronger, fitter and faster, but I also want everyone of our members lives to improve outside the box as well. I talk a lot with the classes I coach about the power of positive thinking and tactics to use inside and outside the gym to improve your performance and improve your life.
Everyone knows the feeling of gratitude – it feels good, like things are lining up for you. You have more opportunities, better luck and more abundance in you life. We want that feeling as much as possible, but the important realization is that gratitude isn’t a feeling…it’s a muscle. And just like all your other muscles it needs to be worked or it atrophies.
Here are two tactics I have been using to flex my gratitude muscles that I suggest you do.
1. Every morning, while you are in the shower alone with your own thoughts, think about two people that helped you in some way the previous day. This will start your day on the right track – with the feeling of gratitude. You will feel more energized, and like the world is presenting more opportunities for you. This morning I thanked my sisters and step-mother for making Easter such a special day for my Family as well as everyone that attended. Sure I thanked them when we left, but another “thank you” when its not expected is always nice.
2. Turn “have to’s” into “get to’s”. Instead of saying, “I have to drive the kids to school today,” or “I have to go to work today,” or “I have to go to the gym today,” say, “I GET TO….” How many childless parents would give anything to have the opportunity to drive a child to school. How many unemployed people are dying for the opportunity to earn a paycheck. How many other people have the opportunity to “Get To” work out at one of the best gyms in the world with some of the best coaches and best people in the world.
Recognize the abundance, good fortune and opportunities you have. Don’t let even the smallest of things pass by without recognizing their beauty, importance and worth. Find the silver lining in all situations. Exercise your gratitude muscle and live a happy more productive life.
E30S (every 30 seconds)
Squat Snatch RX= 135/95
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5- C2B Pull-Ups
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5- Squat Snatch RX= 135/95
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