Monday Mindset: Your lens, your choice.
As the world we live in continues to change, we continue to forge ahead.
And with all the recent greyness, there is some light. As we are extremely excited to have reopened the rest of our internally owned Fit Body Locations as of this morning.
So this is something to celebrate and build from.
Thank you so much for trusting us with your health and fitness as we are beyond excited to have all our locations returned to in person training.
And as I was crafting my mindset message to you this past weekend…my good friend, business partner, and fellow Vice President at Fit Body Boot Camp, Matt shared the below message. And I received so much value, I wanted to pass it along as I trust you will too.
Head up, onward and let’s have an amazing week.
How you see the world is based on the lens that you see it through.
If you want to see all that wrong with the world that is your choice.
If you want to see all that is right with the world that is your choice.
Your lens, your choice.
The last 3 months I have experienced the most amount anger, frustration, hopelessness, disgust, and embarrassment then I have in my previous 33 years of existence.
You can imagine which lens I am looking through when I have those feelings.
Do you know who loses when you look through this lens?
When you look through this lens it creates negative emotions.
When you look through this lens you stop focusing on the things you can control (which is all that matters).
When you look through this lens you stop taking positive actions that can improve your life.
When you look through this lens you focus on the problem and not the solution.
When you look through this lens you look to attack instead of understand.
When you look through this lens you divide instead of unite.
Our country is divided. It always has been. We are imperfect and flawed humans and it has nothing to do with who the President of the United States is.
We were just as divided when Obama was the president as we are with Trump as the president.
The president, politicians, and the laws of our country do not determine our lens. We do.
Change starts with unification and not division.
Change happens from building each other up and not tearing each other down.
Change happens by giving a hand up and not a hand out.
Change happens when we focus our time, energy, and focus is creating real solutions that help solve the real problems.
But here is the truth about change. Lasting change is REALLY hard and doesn’t happen overnight. It takes persistence and grit over long periods of time and doing it when you’re no longer motivated to do it.
This is why many people fail to make real change happen because when the motivation is gone, and the real work begins most people drop out and quit until they have a spark of motivation to get reinvigorated again.
This is why the change most people desire in their life doesn’t happen.
Change starts with you.
The world changes from the inside out.
Don’t look to change someone else, don’t worry about someone else’s household, don’t worry about what others are or aren’t doing. Worry about you.
Worry about your heart, worry about your actions, worry about you doing the right thing, worry about what you can do to make a difference first before you worry about or judge anyone else.
We are ALL flawed and imperfect HUMANS. It’s easy to cast stones at others but as the saying goes those who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others.
We all live in glass houses. No person is morally better than the other.
Remember that the next time you want to judge, criticize, or attack your fellow human.
Equality starts with respect. You cannot have equality without respect. Let’s start respecting each other. It’s a basic human right. No respect = no equality.
If you feel this is a political post or have the feeling to leave a negative comment I would encourage you to look at the lens you are viewing this post from.
Here is my promise to all of you.
I am switching my lens.
I am working with my team to help be a bigger part of the change that needs to happen in our company and our communities.
Not because we want to look good but because it’s the right thing to do.
We are ready to be a part of the change and we hope you will join us.
The world needs our light.