Complete Training MIND BODY SOUL
- By silviub
- 05 Aug, 2014
I few things I’ve come to realize during my time training have really been pressing on my mind lately. Many of us train so hard but fail to follow through when it comes to our time out of the gym.…
I few things I’ve come to realize during my time training have really been pressing on my mind lately. Many of us train so hard but fail to follow through when it comes to our time out of the gym. Why do we train? To better ourselves, to be better people and to function better in daily life. However, after leaving the gym many of us fail to train the WHOLE person. BODY, MIND AND SOUL. One thing that I’ve been neglecting personally as of late has been the training of my soul. I train daily in the gym, I’m constantly learning; just ask my wife, but I’ve failed to keep up with my soul training.
As some of you guys know, I’m a Christian, who loves God but often lets Him down like most Christians do. And every time I fail to train the soul, I feel like something is missing. I don’t feel that sense of self worth, I don’t feel complete, and certainly not as happy as I should be. Now I’m not trying to say that if I do certain things I’ll be a better person, because God’s grace is what does that. But reflecting, spending time in prayer and choosing to do things that bring glory to God is the part that I need to focus on.
After reading two books, ” The Power of Full Engagement” and “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, I realized that there’s more to life than work, success, and doing well. You need to know who you are, if you want to be successful, because success is different for everyone.
Below is a statement by a coach who I look up to a lot. Travis Mash is a powerlifting world record holder a very successful coach and an awesome dude. We are very similar in our passion, and speech, although he tends to swear a lot less than I do.
Here’s what inspired this post:
“Today I want to talk about the biggest principle that both books have in common, and that is everyone needs a “Personal Mission Statement”. Who are you? What matters to you? What is your purpose? What principles will you always adhere to? These are questions that you have to ask yourself, and think long and hard about before answering.
The biggest question is what things do you want said in your own eulogy at your funeral with all of your family friends gathered to hear? It’s a tough one, but this will be your legacy. The way people remember you is directly related to how you lived your life. I have thought about this a lot lately, and the main reason that I’m on vacation right now is to figure these things out.
Here is what I have come up with so far. I want to be remembered as someone who loved God, and that every action in my life was a reflection of that love, the way I loved my family, the type of husband, and the type of father that I was. I want my team
to say that he was the best coach, but more importantly he loved us. I want my friends and neighbors to say that I was dependable, caring, and loving.
In business I want to be successful because I worked hard, was honest, and delivered innovative services that helped others. I will never compromise my integrity to make money or gain power. I will strive to glorify God in all things that I do including business.
At the end of the day, second only to God, I want my wife to say that I loved her like none other. I want her to know that I provided, but more importantly I want her to know that time with her and my children came before work. God gave Drew to me, and I want to honor Him by loving her until I take my last breath on this earth.”
I’ve been working on my personal mission statement for a while and it’s taking some serious soul searching to get my thoughts on paper. I love what Travis has to say, as it is so closely aligned with what I’ve been coming up with. This is not an easy exercise, but nothing great is. I reminds me of writing my vows, I procrastinated for a while before starting and self reflection is a hard thing to get on paper. Be patient, it may not happen in a day or a week but do a little each day and it will come.
So start training the BODY, MIND AND SOUL and work on being completely healthy because just a healthy body does not equal a healthy person. Do the following:
Create Personal Mission Statement by answering the following:
What principles will you always adhere to?
What would you like said at your funeral?
I would love to hear some of your statements and help keep you accountable. If you don’t know where to start but would like to start I’d love to sit down with you and help you create one.