It’s that wonderful time again … a new month which equals a good time to check – in with my goals, reevaluate them, and put new ones in place….
I found this great quote that reads:
“A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough.”
Quote by: Ronald Reagan
When I went to the Ronald Reagan museum, I got to witness all the amazing accomplishments that one extraordinary man achieved in his lifetime.
He was an athlete, college graduate, actor, governor, and President.
He grew up in a small town called Tampico Illinois. His family did not have much money, but they did know the definition of hard work, and so did Mr. Reagan.
Reagan did not look at life and say “I am going to President when I am 70”. He paved the way by the steps and actions he took in his life each day to get there.
He was dedicated and when the going got tough he pressed on and got tougher.
A lot of times we get so caught up in the day-to-day of life and the “why can’t I just have this life” or why can’t life be easier” mentality and loose site of what it is we actually are shooting for.
I always use the expression, you have to go to the school of the Hard Knocks in order to really appreciate what you have. If it were easy then every one would do it and no one would truly appreciate where they came from. If there is no struggle there is no growth and without growth there is no strive to get better! Hence why setting goals is so important to our success in all aspects of our lives.
Think if Reagan was called one day at 30 and told that he was going to be the president of the United States. I don’t believe at 30 he would have gone down in history of one of the greatest presidents of all time; he was not ready, and he had not put in the work yet to earn or deserve that title.
I feel that a lot of times we want to get from A to Z but forget about going through M L N O P. Some of our hardest times and biggest struggles make us tenacious and fight for what it is we ultimately want from life!
So when we do finally get to where we want to be we appreciate it. We have gone through a journey to find out what works, what doesn’t, and figure out exactly why you are in the place you are.
“Stay in it to win it”, and you will be on your journey to ultimate success!
What are some success’ you would like to see in the next 3 months 6 months, or even a year Fit Ones?
Post in the comments below…….
Happy May Day!