The Power of PASSION PART 1
Strong and barely controllable emotion
I have grown to understand the importance of passion as it relates to health and fitness. When someone asks me why I live the way I live the answer is; I have a deep passion or strong barely controllable desire to continually grow, not just in muscle size lol, and challenge myself. Life would not be fun without it.
When trying to embrace health and fitness, passion is not needed immediately but it must to be acquired to consistently live that lifestyle.
One must identify with the driver behind why you want to live a healthier lifestyle, asking yourself, “What is it that I AM TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH. That goal has to be measurable or there is no way to determine your progress. Once one identifies why they want to embrace health and fitness and what they are looking to get out of it, the kindle of passion begins to spark. You work towards these goals and begin to accomplish little wins like:
-Loose 5 pounds
-Don’t smoke for a week
-Don’t eat junk food for 2 weeks
-Only have a few drinks at the party
Passion for those feelings, for those little wins is what is going to keep you going when you come up to that 2-month (“oh everyone quits here”) mark. Or when you are 23 weeks deep into a diet, with 7 weeks left before a physique show and inevitably start feeling worn down and tired. That deeply seeded passion to become better, to strive for excellence, to be the best you can be is the power that is going to enable you to reach places even you didn’t think you could accomplish.
With passion people wont accept social or personally placed limitations, they won’t bow down to challenges, they wont give up, they wont stop dreaming, they wont accept their current situation. Passion is critical to advancement in any area.
The beautiful thing about health and fitness is that your results and your accomplishments are tangible.
“I LOST 20 POUNDS, LOOK!!!”
“CHECK MY PICTURES OUT FROM MY LAST BODYBUILDING SHOW, BEST CONDITIONING I HAVE EVER BROUGHT”
“LOOK AT ME RUN 10 MILES AND I AM 75 YEARS OLD”
They just can’t seem to translate what helps them do really well in one area into another. The passion they acquire for health and fitness becomes that much easier to translate into other parts of one’s life because of its tangibility.
It begins with the same formula. Understanding the why and the what.
TO BE CONTINUED