Dream Big: Your Goals CAN Change
by Rochelle Griffin
My husband had a dream last night. He heard the words “Ro 2.0” in it (Ro is my nickname.) When he told me this, I looked him oddly…wondering what he meant. He explained that in it, he saw me moving down a different path…a path of quality instead of quantity. Interesting dream to have, but in looking back over the past year, I can see exactly what he means.
One year ago, I was preparing to head to Vegas for the annual Beachbody Summit. It’s a weekend of learning, working out with celebrity trainers, and well…parties. It was a year ago that I was extremely focused on certain goals: being a certain weight (which I struggled to achieve and maintain) so I’d look good to be videoed for an informercial, being a certain rank so I could be on stage accepting honors of being an “elite” coach, being a certain body type so I could wear a bikini at the pool parties.
I was focused on quantity. I wanted to be a certain way to win prizes (which I did,) accolades (which I did,) and invites to parties (which I did.) Everything was tangible. I was specifically focused on achieving numbers.
Of course, when I was in the midst of it, I didn’t see it. I justified everything with the fact that I was trying to provide a great life for my family. What I failed to see was that my work had become my idol and my family was falling apart around me.
So here I sit, one week before we head to Vegas again for the annual Beachbody Summit, amazed how much can change over a year.
By the grace of God, my mentors helped me realize that I was focusing on quantity instead of quality. Ouch.
This year has been a year of growth and putting my priorities back in order. I’m no longer interested in rank, parties, or the size of my jeans in order to fit in with the crowd. I’m not working out like a fiend or eating restrictively these last few weeks before the trip to impress others. My focus has changed. By taking my eyes OFF of myself, life has begun to make sense again.
As a result, this year my health has improved. I’ve put healthy weight back on. My family is cohesive. My spiritual life is strong. I’m connected with thousands more people than I ever imagined I could have.
Another funny thing has happened as well…I’ve still advanced in rank, my income as increased, and my company has expanded as a by-product. My prior goals and dreams were nothing compared to what has become reality. I found that I wasn’t dreaming big enough nor was I allowing life to happen organically. By dreaming big, I realize that goals CAN change.
Why am I telling you these things? I’m telling you because I don’t want you to get caught in the same trap. Or if you are already in the snare, I want you to see that it’s ok to re-prioritize your life.
I encourage you to examine your motives for any of your goals. Be brutally honest with yourself. It’s only when you strip everything down to the basics that you’ll be able to see the “why” behind your actions. If they align with your core beliefs, it’s fantastic. If they don’t, NOW is the time to make adjustments…before you sacrifice pieces of your life that you never intended to.A Toast to Your Health,
She founded GOFITCOACH with her husband Keith after stepping onto the edge of financial & physical ruin. Having experienced a complete turn-around, they now desire to give hope & support to those who are dissatisfied with their current situation.
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