Someone posted a very thought provoking question on twitter the other day. Yep, they were able to generate a lot of thought with in that tiny 140 character limit. I wish I would have written down who it tweeted it because I cannot seem to find the tweet. The question was...

If you were to wake up 5-10 years from now and nothing changed would you be happy?

My first reaction was an [explicit] NO!

I paused and pondered on my reaction. I thought, wait you would be happy because that is a choice however I would not be satisfied. There is no way to be satisfied to wake up five years later with no progress being made. What am I kidding I get crazy upset if a week passes with no progress much less a year.

If you are not moving forward then you are by default moving backwards.

I'm a very goal oriented person. I have personal goals for everything in my life. I have all types of goals for each category. I have short (3-6 months), medium (1-3 years) and long term (3-5 years) goals. Each goal allows me to focus on exactly what I should be doing so I get exactly what I want. If you do not have a goal or plan then you'll end up somewhere but probable not where you want to be.

If you want something then take the time to research how to get it. Next all you have to do is make a plan and consistently put in the effort. Many people doubt that it's that simple but it really is. Want to get in shape? Research it, plan, then consistently put in the hard work. In 6-12 months I guarantee you'll be amazed at how much progress you'll make. Remember, I never said it would be easy.

Just because it is simple does not mean it will be easy.

Remember I never said it would be easy. Do not confuse simple with easy. There are many task in life that are simple but are not easy. Roughly about 9 years ago I got serious in "getting in shape". My attempt to get in shape quickly turned into trying to getting strong. When I first started lifting I could barely bench press a standard barbell. An Olympic barbell weight 45 pounds. Today I'm weighting in at 160 pounds and bench pressing 245 pounds an any given day. This is great progress. I only was able to achieve this by doing some simple "YouTube" research, making a plan, and executing it every day.

Take the time to plan your future if not I bet there is someone out there that will plan it for you.

What do you want? Where do you want to be? I encourage you to take the time to do some research, make a plan, and consistently put in the effort.

Rock on and Become Epic!