Making Things Possible

I shared this image on our private client page this week for #MondayMotivation.

Motivation Monday

This quote really spoke to me on the importance of having a Coach or Trainer.  And reminded my, why I love my job so much.

The best part of being a coach is guiding people to achieve things that are beyond what they conceive is possible.  So often, I hear.  I could never do that…. “That” being “Run a Marathon”, “Do A Push-Up”, “Lose 50 Pounds”, and so on.  It’s easy to doubt ourselves when we are going into uncharted territory.  That’s why having a Coach who has the knowledge and the experience can bring us to new heights and unbelievable accomplishments.

Let me share this story with you.

I used to live at the U.S. Olympic Training Center and it was an amazing experience.  It was a very comprehensive training facility that provided the ultimate environment for an athlete.  Most of my time was spent on the road and on the track.  And a few times each week, I would head to the weight room to work with the OTC (Olympic Training Center) Strength and Conditioning Coach Zach.

Zach would write up a program that would change every 4 weeks.  The program would focus on functional movements that were sport specific.  Lunges, Step Ups, Moving Push-Ups, Core Training and…..Stability Ball Squats.  WHAT??  You mean stand on a stability ball and squat?

NO WAY.  I can’t do that.

The thought of standing on a stability ball and squatting never crossed my mind.  I was totally freaked out that I would fall off.  But because Zach was a great coach, he helped give me the knowledge and encouragement to breakdown the exercise and give it a try.  And I know you can guess the ending.  I stood up on the ball and squatted.

And that moment….. When the Impossible became I’m Possible is something that stayed with me forever.  That someone believing in me could help me go beyond my own set limitations.  And I know that this moment set the foundation for me wanting to become a trainer.  I wanted to help other people achieve the impossible and have that amazing feeling of victory.

Over the past 13 and 1/2 years, I see it week after week.  People breaking down barriers and shattering past limitations.  And I love it!  I love it because they do all the hard work.  I’m just there to provide the road map to success and add a bit of positive encouragement to stomp out fear.  And BOOM…. Success happens again.