My next Crossfit Competition will be this Saturday and I’ll be competing at the ‘First Means Everything’ Finals.
My focus and mindset going into this competition is to give my absolute best and I will leave ‘everything’ I’ve got on the competition floor.
As they would say “The hay is in the barn”. I’m the most physically and mentally prepared I have EVER been for a competition and this Saturday will be my opportunity to put all the preparation to the test.
However it’s the journey that pushes me.
See the goal does not matter as much as we believe it does. Regardless of size, scale, time frame, why you want it etc…None of this matters as much as the process…aka the journey.
The journey we undertake to move us towards our goal/s, that’s where we must excel. That’s where we must find happiness, joy, fun, freedom, contentment and personal growth.
The goal will never be the be-all-end-all, it’s the journey that should make us feel alive, passionate, purposeful.
Sure the goal is important because it gives us direction, something to work towards and clarity of our progress, a kind of test at the end to see how well we’ve performed, or a pat on the back for something achieved.
I could never reach my goals if I hated the process and that’s because it doesn’t matter how motivated I am, if my hearts not truly in it then its not for me.
The purpose of the process is to change you.
Will the journey be easy?
Absolutely not, it will test you, push you and move you further out of your comfort zone than ever before because that this is the purpose of the process. The process is meant to ‘CHANGE’ you.
You can not be the same person you are right now today if you want more, better, bigger, happier, healthier, freedom in your life. The very idea of having more means you as a person MUST become MORE.
You need to level up, grow, self develop and move yourself onto a high plain in life. Then once you are committed to this, then the goal becomes closer.
And remember with any goal, once it’s been achieved and then celebrated you’ll always desire something else. This is what makes the greats…Great. They never settle, they never stop, they never stagnate, their desire never stops. When it does they leave that area of life behind and move on.
When the journey stops being your purpose in life, then you’ll discover a new path to follow.
Note, that when you set a goal for yourself and you feel that rush of excitement comes over you with all the possibilities it will bring to your life, I encourage you to start thinking about the journey YOU must take to achieve that specific outcome.
Consider WHO do you need to become to achieve your goal/s.
What will your daily habits will look like?
What will your weekly schedule look like?
What does your mindset need to become?
Who you will need to bring into your life to support you?
What strengths do you have that will assist you?
What areas do you need to improve?
What skills and knowledge you will need to adopt?
How much this is going to take from your life, commitment level?
There is a personal transformation you will need to go through to reach your ambitions in life and it will change you.
Be ready for change because it’s one of the only certainties in life.