Get to the Starting Line

Inspired by the first chapter in the book Spartan Fit, Joe DeSena tells us:

“What I’m asking you to do here is to wake up. Turn on the lights. Get off the couch. Put down the French fries. The old normal of inactivity, of processed food, and of limits to your potential is over. A new normal is about to begin. It consists of constant improvement, of crushing your goals, and of robust living built on the most human of principles. If you have a Spartan mindset, you hit your workouts as consistently as you brush your teeth; and the unhealthy meal, not the healthy one, becomes the exception. You’ll like what you see in the mirror, but you’ll probably be too busy kicking ass to bother looking.
This guide is for anyone who wants to break through their limits and achieve what they thought was physically impossible. For some, that might be running a marathon. For others, it might be a walk to the grocery store. I’m not here to tell you that you’re fat. I’m not here to make you into a fitness nut. I’m here to make you into a life nut, to remind you of who you are and highlight your innate potential. Like I said, I never question whether I’ll finish a race—even though there are some I didn’t finish. And by the time you’re Spartan Fit, you won’t question your potential either. Training will take you to a point where doubt and fears of failure don’t prevent you from embarking on a new challenge. Instead, you will see your victory with a sense of certainty and even inevitability.
But first things first: get to the starting line.”

DeSena has fired up many a couch potato in his lifetime and I can see why now! Just reading that first chapter fired me up.

He goes on to say you will know you can meet any and all challenges put in front of you because of Spartan training. I would add any hard training will help you to achieve this. You won’t question your potential. “Training will take you to a point where doubt and fears of failure don’t prevent you from embarking on a new challenge. Instead, you will see your victory with a sense of certainty and even inevitability.” Thats powerful. That is where we want to get. But first we have to get to the starting line. But how?

We need to find out what fires us up? You need to find what fires you up? What is your purpose? What gets you passionate? Then you will know that is your “race”. Then you must build habits to get to your starting line day in and day out. Week in and week out. Year in and Year out. This is harder than it sounds. But that is the pathway to mastery which is everyone’s goal or should be at least. The Greeks taught us to live with Arete’. The Romans taught the virtues building on the Greeks. The Judeo-Christian world heavily influenced “LOVE” to be a part of both cultures.

So with that backstory. What fires you up? What is your purpose? What inspires you and brings passion into your life?

Next week lets dive deeper to make 2017 the greatest year ever. How’s your purpose is not found but created. Let’s roll!

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