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Mindset Monday: What is Your Sphere of Influence Doing For You?

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Every year around the New Year you hear the same thing: “This year’s going to be different”, “this year I’m going to do it”, “this year I’m going to…”lose that weight”, “start that new Job”, “Go back to college” You can enter in one of many desired outcomes and it’s all well and good. But those are just words.

Don’t get me wrong, goals are needed and goals are awesome! But unless you are willing to sacrifice, they are just words.

So the question is… “How bad do you want it?” Because you’re going to have to Want It pretty bad, to overcome the obstacles that are going to be put in front of you!

That’s right, you are going to have to overcome some obstacles to reach any goal!

Why? Because ANYTHING worthwhile is going to be tough. You will be faced with The World trying to keep you down. As Rocky says, “This world… will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it!” So, get ready for a fight! But remember this, always remember this, YOU ARE WORTHY!!!

Unfortunately, many of the people in the world would rather keep you down rather than celebrate your success.

I’m gonna tell you a story. While walking along a pier in Bodega Bay, I saw an old man throwing out his crab trap. I looked down and saw one of those 5 gallon buckets with 4 crabs inside. I saw one of those crabs climbing up the side of the bucket and trying to escape. I told the old man, I said, “hey your crabs are about to escape”. He replied, “keep watching”. As we stood there watching this one crab struggling to get out of the bucket, he was able to get one pincher over and then another pincher over! I’m thinking, “hey this crab’s gonna make it!” But just as the crab was about to pull himself up and out of the bucket, the other crabs reached up and pulled that crab back down into the bucket! That crab’s fate was sealed.

So you see, often times it is the people we surround ourselves with that try to convince us that we can’t or that we shouldn’t waste our time, again…

And that’s where the big change has to happen! If you want something and the people closest to you are sabotaging your success, you are going to have to cut them out. Sounds rough right?! Yeah I know, it is. I’m not saying you have to never talk to them again but they don’t have to be involved in your goal, if every time you mention what you’re doing they try and convince you that you can’t.

So, this year, no matter what your goal. Whether it be to get healthy and honor your body. Or you want to do what a good friend of mine did. Go out 6 years ago and open up a PFT in Lodi with some guy named Carl… Joel! You have to surround yourself with people that are going to lift you up. People that are going to help you on your way up and support you as you stumble.

Like the #PFTfamily does: One rep, One round, One Burpee at a time!!!

Have a fantastic week! God Bless You and BE AWESOME!!!
Carl Hultgren

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