Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The VERY Best is Yet to Come

Yesterday was a busy day.  The first of many more busy days to come.  The day started at 3:45 am and didn’t end until my head hit the pillow last night at 10:00 pm, only to get up this morning at 4:15 to start all over again.

This is not a complaint, merely an observation.  Sometimes in order to achieve the things you really want a sacrifice has to be made.  In my case, I’m temporarily sacrificing adequate sleep and “alone” time.  I know it won’t always be like this.  I recognize that this schedule is only temporary and the payoff will be phenomenal. 

I think this is precisely why so many people don’t move forward with going after their dreams.  Because they can’t see beyond   the temporary discomfort in order to see the full picture.  I know the temporary discomfort isn’t easy.  I’m grinding real hard right now – and I won’t stop either.  Not until I get “there”. 

A few years ago when I first hired a personal trainer I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.  However, after a few short months it became crystal clear.  This guy wasn’t just showing me how to lift weights.  He was showing me how to improve the quality of my life.  As I sat in the gym at 6:00 am I realized that nothing that happened to me for the rest of the day would make me feel as good as I felt at that very moment. 


Once I accepted that simple truth, I asked myself a very important question:  What can I do to make this feeling last?  The answer was clear – pursue a career in fitness.  Not just to help myself but to help other women.  My trainer changed my life and I still don’t think he realizes the impact that he has had on me but I want to have that same impact on other women.  I get very excited when I sign a new client.  In a few short months this will be my livelihood – so, yeah I’m excited when someone signs a contract and writes me a check.  But I literally do a happy dance after a training session because I know that I actually helped someone.  I’m making a difference by giving someone 30-60 minutes of my time.  That is huge.  I’ve worked in Corporate America for 30 years and I cannot say that I ever felt like I made one bit of difference in any individual’s life.
That’s why I’m making this move.  That’s why I’m grinding.  That’s why I’m working non-stop. 

Sometimes you have to go the extra mile in order to fulfill a dream. 


Moe said...

I so needed to read this today. I am at similar crossroad. I have been with my company for 10 almost 11 years. I wanted a change and now I have a change, however the change will result in a 8k a year pay cut. I accepted the offer because I just didn't feel fulfilled any longer.

The new position is different and where I am a little uncertain, I feel like God places people in your life to open certain doors. The interview process was by far one of the easy ever lol. I find myself daily saying I surrender all to you God.

chele said...

Moe -- Good for you! That is awesome. I don't even want to talk about pay cuts but the way I see it ... the money will come. God never leaves his children hungry or begging for bread.

TJ said...

It is so good to read about the progress you are making toward making your dream a reality!! Go Chele!!

LadyLee said...

Aww man... Such a great post...

Here's to finding your purpose! Glory.