I managed not to go into a complete state of gluttony this past weekend
So, I got that going for me
I did manage to gather a few new bruises, no not from some horrific holiday turkey fight, but
from completing an obstacle training course.
At first glance of the obstacles I wasn’t too concerned and kind of thought it might be a waste of time.
Looks can be deceiving
I was tested
physically and mentally
There were moments that I wanted to quit. You see I was scouting the location for my FitDad Academy event
(which I did take my guys there Sunday) it didn’t matter whether I finished or not really.
I showed up after I had already pushed myself pretty hard in the gym and my thought was to get the lay of the land and put together a workout for my guys to do on Sunday. I didn’t need to actually do the whole course.
At least that was the bullshit story I was trying to tell myself
But there was a 5 year old there watching me
He had camo pants camo jacket
He was the obstacle course real deal
He watched me very intently
Every move I made
Questioned me every time I hesitated towards the top of the ropes
Even had some disapproving looks when I struggled
He was ready to go and he had no hesitation to do any of the obstacles
He had no FEAR no STORIES. All he saw was opportunity to do something different something cool.
That bad ass 5 year old was my son
There was no way I was going to not complete any obstacle with him there.
I hadn’t felt that much pressure to perform in a long time.
And it worked
I completed each obstacle, some of them twice all the while him telling me to hurry up because
he wanted to try.
What if you had that push?
What if you had that “all in” mentality with every challenge you faced?
How much could you accomplish knowing that your biggest fan would be crushed if you didn’t finish?
Well there is only one way to find out
Have someone push you harder than you will push yourself
Someone who will not let you create the stories that hold you back
Someone to say go at that moment that you doubt yourself
I have someone to do that for me (other than my son)
And I will do it for you.
All we need to do is talk and create the plan that will put me at the bottom of that rope telling you not to quit,
coach “all in” Doug