I Need All of You Here, Just For a Second

There’s a lot of learning that goes on in any of my sessions, be it therapy, personal training or any coaching that I do.  And I’m not just talking about what I have to teach, but also what clients can teach me.  One of the biggest things I have learned and that I, in turn, try to convey to everyone is patience.  Getting results takes time, so you have to understand that and be willing to put in the time. I don't need much from you, and I want to make sure you understand that. But you do have to show up. You don't need a specified commitment to a long, draw-out plan per se, but you do need willingness to do the work. My biggest point with people every day is that I need you HERE, if only for a second. And that's something that often gets lost with people and can easily derail them. There's misinformation that this level of fitness and health I have you aim for requires a huge time component. It really doesn't.  It simply requires ALL your focus for a short amount of time and the results will come, far greater than if you are only partially present in the moment, more or less just going through the motions.  And in regards to learning, by focusing on the task at hand there is a comprehension and feeling that accompanies each movement such that it seems to “make sense” to you.  You have clarity as to the purpose of each exercise or task I have you do. 

So, put the distractions down, or better yet, just leave them at the door.  They’ll be there when you are done.  Put the work in today that will result in true change, true success.  You’ll thank yourself later.