Lately I have talked to a lot of people who have been disappointed in the progress they have made towards their goals in 2012. Most of their goals revolved around fitness, but some had to do with relationships and business as well. Regardless, they aren’t happy with their progress or lack there of. This seems to be a common occurrence really. At the beginning of each year, people are excited, motivated, and ready to commit, but for some reason or another, motivation slips, they let themselves down, and then think, “Oh well, there’s always next year.” What then happens is that they try to change things the following year, but the same thing keeps happening over and over again until it gets to the point where they are in their 60’s and disappointed in their lack of success. So what about this year? Why can’t THIS YEAR be different? It can.
Let me share my story with you. 3 1/2 years ago my now wife (Melinda Spencer) and I were living paycheck to paycheck, cooped up in a one bedroom apartment, and were on government support. I had to quit my job as a financial advisor because I wasn’t making enough sales to reach my monthly quota therefore suspending my pay, so I did what I could do working for my dad to get us by. All I can say is the most embarrassing thing is to go to the grocery store and buy groceries with a food stamp card. We’re thankful that it was there to help out, but that experience alone is enough to make you want to change things. There came a point when things hit rock bottom for us, and I had literally had enough and just couldn’t accept where I was in my life. I remember sitting Melinda down on the couch one night and promising her that I would change things and give her the life that she deserved. However, I also told her that I needed her full support while doing this because it would take some SERIOUS hard work and commitment, along with many sacrifices. I said that if she could get on board with this that I would create complete freedom for our family in just a few years. As any great wife would do, she agreed.
The business that I planned on building was my Beachbody Business. I had been a Beachbody Coach for about a year at that point, but I didn’t put in the effort to take it to the next level. I knew that with the right amount of effort combined with my ambition and ability to never give up that I could build an empire, an extremely successful Beachbody Business. For an entire year I worked my ass off! I had to make a ton of sacrifices by working late and getting up early, and it was very tough on Melinda because I couldn’t spend a lot of time with her, but again, she knew what it would take to succeed. She knew that a year or two of sacrifice would lead to a lifetime of freedom. And it did. Through some serious hard work, perseverance, patience, and willingness to learn, I did in fact build a massive organization in just a years’ time! In fact, so massive that I won Top Beachbody Coach 2010 out of over 50,000 coaches in the U.S.! Because of everything that I had done, I had literally created financial independence for my family and I in just 1 YEAR! Yes, 1 year. Now, we are living the dream. We have our dream home, dream car, and have practically no debt outside of our house payment. We have the freedom to do what we want, when we want, and can travel and take as many breaks from work as we want to, all because of me putting in 1 year of hard work and commitment.
That’s what possible if you can commit yourself for just 1 year. Whatever your goal is, make 2013 the year of all years, the year that you CHANGE THINGS for good! Will it be hard? Of course it will, but the key is to just keep pushing forward every day. Don’t let obstacles slow you down and never ever ever give up on yourself! If you start to have issues with motivation, always keep that end goal in sight and mind. That’s what I did. Whenever things would get tough, I imagined myself living a life without worry, and that’s what kept me going day in and day out. My family deserved freedom, and there was no way I was going to let them down, no way. Giving up would mean giving up on them, and that’s something that I just couldn’t accept! So if you are looking to get into shape, create financial security, or better a relationship this coming year, commit yourself 100% toward it. Don’t allow another year to go by where you are disappointed in yourself! If I can do it, so can you.
Oh and if you are looking to get into shape, talk to me about it. That’s what I do, help people stay committed! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My name is Josh Spencer and I'm a husband, father, online fitness Coach (since 2008), soon to be author, and holistic healing advocate. Since 2008 I've helped thousands and thousands of people make a change in their health! I believe that in order to make incredible changes you have to have the right mindset, nutrition, and workout plan.