Life is all about choices. Duh, right?
But, let me tell you something. I have been paralyzed for the past ten years as to choosing what to do with my life. Now, you might ask, but Hudson, you're a CrossFit coach, or you're in fitness, right!? Yes, ostensibly this is true, but I have wavered back and forth between many different things in my life because of one simple reason, I was afraid to choose. Or, to be more specific, I was afraid to NOT choose something else.
Fear of missing out is a real thing, or the grass is always greener, etc. Choosing one thing means that you didn't choose this other thing. Door number one or door number two? Jet Ski!? Noooo, it's a hammock! Shit! I should have chosen the other thing!
But life is not all jet skis and hammocks. You see, I have finally made a choice. I put both feet in the dirt of fitness. And you know what, things are finally starting to happen. When you choose, and I mean really choose, it comes across in all the things that you do. Every other decision around your first decision becomes easier. You no longer have the weight of all the other first choices weighing you down and you are free to now make progress.
How can we put this in a fitness context? Well, choose a diet. Choose a program of workouts. Choose what time you will workout. And then stick to it! You must grind through the ups of downs of any choice if you wish to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is something that actually comes naturally to me in the gym, but I forgot my cardinal principle: the gym is a microcosm of the universe. Many of life's lessons are taught very well inside the gym. But, I did not carry the lesson of grinding into the rest of my life and I suffered dearly for it for a long time.
My point is this. You have to choose somewhere to start and you have to keep going when it gets tough, because it will. Anything worth having is worth suffering for. And you may suffer for a long time to get it. And if you don't think you have what it takes then remember this: act as if ye have faith and faith shall be given. Or, in other words, fake it 'til you make it.
If you ever want to talk about making choices and setting goals I am readily available to help out.
Keep grinding friends.