Have you ever had a hard time staying motivated to do something for yourself? Not like shopping, something more long term like when you work on developing a hobby or taking on a remodeling project. It takes time and usually, the thing that keeps you motivated is the vision in your head of what it will look like when you're done.
Changing habits is a lot harder because it's hard to see or visualize the full affects of applying new habits. Let me give you an example. Annalise is one of our TFO family members. She is the one doing plank tire pulls on the 7 Phases page. When she started developing new habits toward health and fitness, she could not visualize the effects and impact those new habits would have in her life. She started training with fitness coach Bryant. Then she started faithfully attending our boot-camp as well. Only 5 months later, she is at the starting line with our TFO Crew at Spartan Race.
There are many things that take place in life to keep us distracted or discourage us from fulfilling our commitments. Writing your thoughts down and organizing those thoughts is more powerful than you can begin to imagine. The 5 Pillars are specific questions you answer and organize. They are your personal statements about you. Not some company slogan or quote from a famous athlete. It is your inner statement, "For out of the depths of the heart, the mouth speaks" (The Bible).
We all aspire to achieve great things, it all starts with "Me". Who are you? What are you about? What has dominated your life to hinder you? What habits need to GO?! What does it take to stay focused and on course?
One day during boot-camp a young lady asked Annalise how she got so fit, I'll never forget her answer, "You should've seen how I started". I loved the humility and reality of the answer. Becoming great at anything requires discipline and the actions to stay the course. The Pillars help you define the "Why" that motivates you and drives you forward. And when you start to give up, it lifts you up and encourages you to get on it again. The pillars puts your focus before you and makes it easy to be "True to Yourself". No excuses, guilt trips or obsession. Just clarity, simplicity and balance.
The 5 Pillars are tools that are commonly used by successful people. What tools do you use to motivate you and drive you to succeed?