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Monday, February 18, 2013

Good Case of The Mondays! Positive Attitude!

What a great start to the week! Instead of the typical case of the Mondays, I was lucky enough to have numerous people touch my life in a great way! I was at the Chambersburg YMCA this morning at 5am, and was trying to fight through the case of the Mondays(or maybe the lack of sleep from previous weeks) when I had a good friend notice what I was doing and simply said to me...

"Man Mike, that is honestly incredible! How do you do that! You work so hard in here."

 Little did I know my usual workout caught his attention. BUT that is not what I noticed.  I immediately took his positive comment and made it into a mood enhancer for my workout. It honestly changed the whole whelm of things and put my Monday into perspective!I fed off his positive energy and it made my morning! Then a few minutes later another great friend noticed how much I was lifting and just made me laugh when telling me I'll have the girls chasing me all summer if I keep lifting that much weight! I also denied the comment with a laugh and turned to the biggest smile my face has given at 5am in my entire life!

My Point!?

Exactly what I love to preach! POSITIVE ATTITUDE! When you surround yourself with positive people, you will succeed! I encountered a devastating injury 8 months ago and still am not recovered but rely SO MUCH on being around those who will bring me closer to my goals in life! The minute I let any negativity in, my self-esteem drops and I instantly tend to hide back and watch the world around me. It took a few close friends of mine to realize the world will not wait for you to change! You have to go out and be the instigator!

If you want to succeed in life, choose carefully who who hang around! Make sure they have a positive influence on what your trying to pursue!

Do not let negativity bring you down! Some people try to make themselves feel better by bringing you down! Those are NOT the type of people you want to be around! I had many of them around me in high school and I made it a priority to find those who support my goals and ambitions in life! It is so important! The mind plays the biggest role in your life and having a positive attitude will make it so much easier!

So back to the ending of my Monday, I had a client in the afternoon who told my mom when she walked in the gym that I was a lifesaver and she loves me.  My response is simple.

I am not a lifesaver! You are your own lifesaver! With your own determination, commitment and positive attitude, you are here training with me to reach personal goals and I am only here to see that it happens! I want to be the trainer who not only inspires, but GETS INSPIRED. It was through your hard work, sweat, and commitment that you are seeing the results you want! I am only here to help and be a "positive attitude" that your life needs! Its all ANY ONE'S life needs!

So make me a promise and go out tomorrow and just MAKE SOMEONES DAY! Spread some positive encouragement or attitude to their life and you will notice how much better you feel for it! It starts with one person! Be that one that can make some one's day that much brighter with a simple compliment! It goes a long way.  Its gotten me through 8 months that I never thought I could handle!

Make a difference!

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." - Michelangelo

Until Next Time!

Mike Over
CPT / Strength & Conditioning Specialist

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