While recently listening to one of my favorite bodybuilders (Simeon Panda) talk about the motivation to visit the gym, he responded by saying that he just loved the process of building muscle. Sure, he wants to look good, build strength, and amass an impressive physique, but for Simeon it was more about doing what he loved. He continued to explain that it's not about some end result, it's about the daily activities. There is enjoyment in the process.
As I think about my life, I think about where I want to be. I want to be financially free (no debt and no worries), I want to travel the world with family and friends, I want to have the body of my dreams, I want to reach the top rank in my company, I wan't to earn that Ph.D., and I want to be a blessing to others. In many cases, I'm thinking about the end result. What about the process? What about the journey? What about today? What about right now?
I've heard people say, "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life." According to Simeon, that is exactly what he does. Every day is a new challenge, a new opportunity to be better than you were yesterday, a new chance to help more people, or just a moment to bring beauty where there was none. What makes you happy? As Nike says, "Just do it!"
Champions, wherever you are in life. Whatever you seek to achieve or obtain, find enjoyment in the day-to-day activities that ultimately leads to where you want to be. If everyday is full of love and happiness because you're doing what you enjoy, you'll have a lifetime of great memories. Why celebrate only when you achieve something? Why not celebrate everyday?
Love the process. Embrace the journey. Live a blessed life daily.
Just something to think about. Let's make today a great one, Champions!