It’s Up To You!

Food for thought. Yesterday morning, I was really tired and about to go out and climb this huge bridge onto Bouchelle Island where I live and I mentioned it to someone who I was texting with. He said “Enjoy, I know you’ll love it”. It was at that moment that it hit me that I didn’t love it at all but I loved how I felt after I did it. It’s that feeling of accomplishment on the way back home after I finally got to a flat road and celebrated that it was almost over. As I was climbing the bridge and trying to breathe I just kept reminding myself of why I was doing this.  I want to be healthy and fit and whether I’m climbing the bridge or working out in a gym it’s always the same.  I don’t always want to do it and sometimes I don’t but more times than not, I make myself get out there because I keep my focus on the end result of what I want.  It’s not easy, but after each workout I celebrate the fact that I did it and feel so proud of myself for making it happen.  I used to make excuses about not having enough time to fit exercise into my life or the weather was too cold or too hot to walk etc. It didn’t matter.  I always came up with something until I decided that I was willing to pay the price for what I wanted.  At that point exercise became a priority and I have spent the last 18 months making it fit and building my schedule around it.

It came to me today that it’s the same in our business. Most of us don’t like working hard every day and doing tasks that are out of our comfort zone or take us away from our families and things we enjoy and I’m no different. BUT, I learned many years ago that in order to create the life that I wanted and now live, I had to be willing to pay the price and prioritize my business and sacrifice for the future. Once again, just like the exercising, it wasn’t easy.  In fact, it was really hard most times but I had my end result in mind and I was willing to do whatever it took to create the future I desperately wanted.

I spent most of my life Unhealthy, overweight and dead broke until one day I realized that if I wanted more it was up to me to go after it with a “failure is not an option” attitude.  So, I decided exactly what I wanted knowing it would take hard work and sacrifice and I went after it like my life depended on it.  IT DID!!!

I invite you to think about your life and ask yourself the question “Am I living my best life?”  If not, what are you going to do about it?  #LiveIntentionally #NoSurrender #YouGotThis

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