I have been asked several times during Mission Grand Prix: Why are you doing this? I have come up with 3 reasons and I share them with you today.
- I want to finish a goal I set 6 years ago. 6 years ago is when I joined the group shred hosted by Adam Waters. I was extremely serious about losing the fat. My problem was more about the methods I used at the time. I now want to hit 8% body fat and be in the absolute best shape of my life.
- I want to inspire others. I am a 47 year old guy who used to be totally out of shape. I know that if I can accomplish the goals I have set for myself, anyone can. I want to be an inspiration to others.
- I want to feel good about myself again. Being overweight is no fun at all. I am tired of it. I want to look at myself and feel good about what is looking back at me.
- I have placed positive pressure on myself. One thing the group shred taught me is the importance of positive pressure. I have told the entire world that I am stepping on stage on April 14, 2012. That means I am doing it no matter how I look. That is plenty of motivation to get into great shape.
You will note that all 3 reasons are about me and only me. This is because I have made this about myself. I am not doing this for anyone else. If I was, it would probably wind up failing. I have to approach the next 15 weeks like my life depends upon it. In a way, it does.
If I fail over these next 15 weeks I will have let myself down by not finishing the goal I set 6 years ago.
If I fail over these next 15 weeks I will have failed to inspire anyone.
If I fail over these next 15 weeks I will not be happy with myself.
If I fail over these next 15 weeks the entire world will know because I will step on stage completely out of shape.
I am not scared because I have focus. What about your journey scares you? Please share with us in the comments.