I was browsing through Facebook a little while ago and I came across a short video made by a friend of mine, a fellow Beachbody Coach, about not giving up, and I figured that this would make a great topic for today’s post! From being a Beachbody Coach for over 2 years now, I’ve seen many people quit the program when things got too tough. It’s sad that this is the way many people function, but it’s reality. People quit when they are pushed outside their comfort zone. This post will hopefully help you understand the importance of never giving up, whether it’s with your health, relationships, job, or goals.
As I mentioned already, somehow things have become too easy for us and we as Americans have become accustomed to living the “comfortable” life. This is obviously evident in our eating habits and lack of exercise. Just look at the climbing obesity rates! We are moving towards a future that doesn’t seem so bright, that is unless we do something about it. Thankfully we have CEO’s like Carl Daikeler, who created Beachbody to help fight the obesity problem tearing down our country. He gave us programs like P90X, Insanity, Slim in 6, Turbo Jam, etc. to help us stop being so lazy and get back into shape. There is only one problem. Since we have become a lazy country, nobody wants to put the work into it and want that “quick fix.” I hate to burst your bubble people, but there is no such thing as a “quick fix.” The truth is that you are going to have to put in a ton of effort if you really want to see results. Beachbody programs like P90X and Insanity are hard, there is no going around that, but that’s exactly why they work. The people who have learned how to push themselves outside their comfort zone, and remain committed during the entire 90 or 60 days to these programs see outstanding results! Melinda did it, I did it, Tommy Mygrant did it, and look where we all are today. We are literally in the best shapes of our lives and have not only had success with the fitness side of Beachbody, but all the coaching side of it as well. It’s no coincidence people! All of us could have easily given up when times got tough, but instead we kept pushing through it because we had one goal in mind, and that was to succeed.
If you find yourself saying to yourself, “Man, there is no way I can finish this workout,” just remember that you’re hurting yourself by giving up too early. You have to understand that it’s more mental than anything. If you tell yourself that you can complete the 2nd half of the workout, then you will be able to. There is nothing holding you back from succeeding except yourself! Do you want to be in the best shape of your life? Do you want to be successful with your career? Do you want to have an excellent relationship with your significant other? You can do anything you set your mind to, but quitting will never get you there. My parents had a saying to both my sister and I that will never leave my mind, and that saying that they drilled into our heads is “Spencer’s never quit.” To this day, I have never given up on anything. I don’t quit until I succeed. Have I failed along the way? Yes. Will I fail in the future? Of course. However, the difference between me and most others is that I don’t let failure stop be from achieving success. Instead of quitting when I fail, I make adjustments so that I don’t make the same mistake twice, and continue working towards reaching my goal.
If you feel like quitting 2 minutes before the end of the workout, continue until you finish. If you feel like you can only get one more rep, push until you get 3 more. If you’re a Beachbody Coach and find yourself struggling with the business, make adjustments and move forward with your business. NEVER QUIT! If you all can take this attitude and apply it to everything you do, I can guarantee that not only will you be happier, but you will have much more success.