On March 31st after battling a cold for a few weeks, I woke up in the morning drenched with sweat. I new something wasn’t right. I drove myself to the hospital. I had contracted a serious pneumonia. I spent the next 2 days in the hospital and a month at home recovering.
The bright side was the pneumonia diet. 25lbs in two weeks. Though highly effective, I don’t recommend this diet. As well as a lot of time to reflect on my life, which has resulted in some amazing refocusing of my life and my coaching.
One of the downsides was the muscle loss and lack of exercise for almost a month. When I got back on the squash court after being away for 5 weeks my game was atrocious. I could barely get a point of my opponent. I got winded quickly and I wasn’t even moving fast on the court.
This past Thursday after playing horribly for two week, I was getting ready to play the 4th of five games. I was feeling really dejected. A part of me was thinking maybe this is a sign that I should just give up the game. My opponent was commenting to me how in the past three games I had barely gotten 3 points off him, attributing it to his great skill.
Then something amazing happened.
First, I got frustrated at my self for letting him irritate me. Second, I challenged myself. I had lost 25lbs, so I should be a bit faster. I had been doing Yoga and workouts at home for the past three weeks so I should have some significant strength and endurance. I had gotten pneumonia not amnesia, I still knew how to play powerfully.
At that moment I made a conscious decision to BRING IT ALL ON.
I knew that I had it in me and that if I really wanted it, I could bring in to the surface.
The next game was a workout, I didn’t win but it was a close game. The game after that I won. Today when I played though my opponent won the games, they were all pretty close and a great workout. Before the week is out I expect to be winning a majority of the games.
What’s the lesson?
Success and Mastery begin with a powerful decision. When every fiber of your being is committed to fulfilling your desire. The gifts that are sleeping inside of you wake up and practically carry you in the direction of your dreams.
When you are fully commited to your desire you will break through all the barriers that were previously holding you back. The sacrifices required for your success will no longer feel like sacrifices, they will just be WHAT HAS TO BE DONE.
Whatever your desire is answer these 3 questions.
- On a scale of 1-10 how much do I really desire it?
- If I am not a 10 what do I need to get it there?
- What is the action I need to take now to begin the realization of my desire?
If you feel you are having a hard time getting your self to that strong desire, sign up for a free coaching session and I will help you ignite your fire.