When You Feel Like Quitting | Personal Trainers

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Feel like quitting?

I got up this morning feeling overwhelmed.

Within 10 minutes of opening the research to complete the things that had to get done today, I’m excited.

I can’t wait to share this message.

  • It will help people.
  • It will prevent problems associated with “natural aging.”
  • It will help people do the things they need to do that will give them such pleasure and higher quality of life

When you feel like quitting you are not alone.

Feel Like Quitting

If you don’t feel like it today, realize you may very well feel like it tomorrow.

I remember distinctly while working with a colleague of mine who also used to mentor an entrepreneurial community at Iowa State University, I asked him how he always seemed to stay so cool. He was calm, reserved, and yet he managed hundreds of employees, experienced turnover and customer complaints, traveled a lot and had a family.

He answered that he knew it was going to happen. He expected a certain amount of things to happen.

It Will Happen

Just recently, I heard this again on a favorite podcast. It is chaos the guest on the show said. Talking about reaching one million or 10, that it doesn’t ever get more calm. You bring in more chaos with growth.

When you feel like quitting remember that. If you can reframe and expect there will be people, and days, and situations that occur we can’t control. And then come back to why you do what you do, and can you not do it?

I was just out of college in my first job and I hated the situation. Mostly because it was painfully clear to me that I couldn’t in the model I was in at the moment, do what I loved and earn the living I wanted.

So, I went back to school and was going to finish my art degree. But I lasted a semester. Because I couldn’t not do fitness. It pulled me back in.

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I’m not going to lie. There are some very challenging days – lets be honest, every day, and week and month since COVID has been challenging, behind the scenes of any business. And still, within 10 minutes of starting to work, I’m EXCITED.

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I can’t wait to share this message.

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It will help women (who will help more people) do the things they need to do … that will give them such pleasure and higher quality of life.

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This is the difference between taking a vitamin and taking a prescription.

You get benefits not side effects.

You get the delight factor back in your life – or get it for the very first time.

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Exercise is medicine. Take the right kind for you… you wouldn’t take your husband’s, your son’s, or your daughter’s prescription.

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It Will Happen

You will feel like quitting and right now I think you’ll feel like you’re being forced to. You are not. You are forced by our circumstances to change the way you’ve been doing it but you only will choose to quit. The world still needs you more than ever.

Here are 5 things to do when you feel like quitting.

  • Teach someone something new about fitness
  • Write an article or blog post
  • Go to social media and find one stupid fitness post that is scientifically wrong that gets you fired up and reminds you why you have to keep doing this
  • Imagine yourself sitting at a cubicle behind a screen for 8 hours a day for the rest of your life
  • Surround yourself with a coach, a community, group, team who can laugh about the crazy things people do and assure you that you are on the right path … it’s the rest of the world that’s crazy.

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