“Be the change that you want to see in the world” Mohandas Gandhi
I was fortunate enough to lead the warm up and stretching routine for the 20th annual Lodi Memorial Hospital Foundations “Walk for the Health of It” this year! We had a great turn out and I can’t wait to do it again next year! For the full story click on the link below!
Do you ever wonder how much time and energy people put into making themselves better? Have you ever perused the self help section of Borders, trying to make yourself smarter or more self confident, or trying to discover what you are truly good at? I know I have! My book shelf is filled with “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, “7 Habits of Highly Effective People“, “Guerrilla Marketing ” and the list goes on. While these have been good tools in teaching me how to be a better sales person or how to market my business better, they didn’t give me the sense of personal achievement or fulfillment I thought that they would. There was still a void in my life I didn’t understand how to fill until now.
Having a greater sense of purpose in my life and knowing what that is, is what has led me to filling that void. I am a personal trainer by trade , and I truly love what I do because even though someone may come to me unhappy with their outward appearance what I usually find is that what they really need help with is some underlying issue on the inside. The best part of my profession is that I get to be the person to help them through it and figure it out. I am a tool for a greater purpose, we all are, its just figuring out what that is. I am blessed to have my profession line up with who I am and what I love to do. Sometimes things don’t line up and we are led to question why it is we are at certain places in our lives, what is our purpose in this situation? Often times as time passes we look back on those moments and the answers are revealed to us in that “aha moment” . Isn’t it funny how the more we try to control things the less power we have? Somehow letting go of things and realizing that we can’t always control everything has a way of putting life back in perspective.
I make it a daily ritual to work out my spirit now just like my work outs at the gym. Actively engaging the people around me and truly caring about them has helped me nourish my spirit and like who I see in the mirror, not because I see a pretty face, but because of the person she is becoming.
Thinking more about how you can help someone else and genuinely caring about the people and relationships in your life is where its at. We all have our own unique talents and gifts, recognizing them and using them to help each other along the way is what its all about.