Friday, March 13, 2009

Never, EVER Give Up

I just watched a short 12 minute video about a man named DJ Gregory. For those of you who have yet to hear about this truly inspirational story, I will link the video towards the end of the blog so you can see something that might change your life forever.

A great story
He achieved his "un-reachable" goal, have you?

We all have goals, dreams, aspirations, etc that we can envision. But, how many of us actually ACT on them? How many times have you felt scared, nervous, anxious, about them? Do we fear the unknown? Do others around you tell you that YOU CAN'T do it? I know that from personal experience, and I'm sure all of you have one time or another, have had someone tell you that your goals are unreachable.

My response to that? FUCK THAT. Sorry for the language, but I get very worked up and emotional when someone tells me that I can't achieve something. We only live once, people. You never, ever will know what could have been if you DO NOT TAKE ACTION. That is one of the key take home messages here, and something I ALWAYS try to get across to the athletes I work with, the clients that come into Athlon Elite, and my friends, family, girlfriend, etc.. You have a goal in mind? DO NOT QUIT. Do you want to lose 20 pounds? Do you want to get stronger, faster? DO NOT QUIT.

Believe me, the last few years of my life have been pretty tough believe it or not with some of the obstacles and challenges I've had to overcome to where I am at now. As the old saying goes, NO RISK, NO REWARD. It's pretty gratifying when you can achieve your goals, check it off your to do list, and get after the next goal. IF YOU CAN SEE IT, YOU CAN ACHIEVE IT. And never, ever, ever give up and let anything or anyone stand in your way if you want it bad enough.

Here is the link I promised. DJ Gregory WALK ON Please take 12-13 minutes out of your night and watch something that is truly amazing. It just reinforces my mindset about some of my personal goals.

We all have something we'd like to achieve in life. What is holding you back? Take a risk, you never know what will happen if you don't! As DJ said in the video, "I'm going to fall. It's going to happen. But I get up every single time. Learn from your mistakes, and don't let it happen again." Maybe not the exact words that he said, but definitely some words of wisdom we can all live by.

Next time your down in the dumps, remember this blog, the video, and challenge yourself.

Until next time..

-John Cortese

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