Have you ever been so out of it that you forget how to do the thing you had been doing? Your routine that you had the day that you got things going and you started the new year were working out and then maybe take a little trip or vacation, something happens in the family or any distraction or you know you’re trying to do something new you started a habit you went 21 days and then just life happens. Your boss wants a little bit more, your family demands little bit more, your life demands a little bit more these thigns sidetracks just a little bit but you haven’t forgotten about your decision to do something better with yourself, your life or something in the area of your life your family. Like me have ever been there?
It wasn’t too long ago I would allow myself to give up, run away or hide from my success. Now I didn’t realize I was actually doing that till after some reflection and counseling.
See I had overcome some obstacles in being successful on the football field and graduating from college, but for some reason that hard work and conquering challenges didnt easily translate to the business or professional world.
Call it I was out of my element, call it I was running from confrontation, call it I was afraid of the hard work. It was a mixture of a few things. The one thing I recall from those experiences, was that I had gotten used to being celebrated in other arenas. I had to come to the grip that an injury and sickness kept me from moving on to the pro level. So I was mourning and had to adjust.
The hardest realization is that I had to look in the mirror and be totally honest with the fact that I was sabotaging my own success. And listen I wanted to be successful I wanted to be totally successful but I was holding myself back and at this point it really really was ticking me off.
If I can say one thing today to encourage you to give you the freedom to let go of the past and anything else that’s sabotaging your success please listen to me. I want to see you be the greatest person that you could possibly be while alive on this earth, be better every single day.
Thanks for listening- Coach Milton
It was a time when I didn’t know that I could do it, I mean really do it. It clicked in my head and heart when I realized I had a real shot to play in the NFL. I was a little too husky still, and still a lot out of shape. I was sitting there looking at the TV and I felt something speak to me , “go for it!” A whisper, an inspiration , that still small voice that at that moment gave me the courage and erased all my doubts and fears about , “What if’s” or “what about” or “can I really.” All it took was that one moment and everything changed. It literally went from my head to my heart.
I wish that I could tell you that from that point on everything worked out smoothly. HaHa I’d be lying and also shortcutting your progress and journey. It was a journey full of pain, heart break, battling with consistent doubt, some negative folks, and the desire to want to quit at times.
Here is where I encourage you, the one thing that kept me on task and on purpose was , are you ready for it? “It was consistent action.” Yep, you heard me right , it was my consistent action. If I wasn’t working on my stamina or strength, I was watching film, or reading magazines, news paper articles in the sports section or taking about it with family and friends. The dream of playing in the NFL consumed me.
So, how do you live a purposeful life? You take that passion you have built up inside of you and you take daily action, real action! You won’t get there over night and I hope you don’t think it will happen overnight. The biggest reason I hope it doesn’t happen over night is that the journey has so many obstacles and challenges and tools for you to develop and grow and the process of growth will benefit you in so many areas of life. Believe Me.
Get after your passions daily- Coach Milton
One of my main topics is speaking about Moments, moments will come into your life fast and furiously. Moments show up in the form of your child looking for attention. If can come in the form of a spouse needing some up lifting. It can come in the form of a crucial conversation in business or work or at home. However the moment comes and its not up to us to decide what kind of moment we can call upon. It is up to us to maximize that moment when it comes.
I was confronted by a client recently about the service that we provided and it wasn’t good. But it was a learning point. The learning point was for me and my team and its up to us to take it and grow. I wanted to give you three reminders of why the high ground is so important when engaging with others in relationship.
Take the High Road
Every relationship needs a bridge for both parties to cross, and if you really care about people, leave that bridge in tact. At times you or the other person will walk away or make the effort to meet you on the other-side. After all its relationships that stand forever.
Reactive or proactive, which are you? When its your relationships which do you lean to and are you aware of the consequences of both. It can come with time and experience, but I’d rather you have those experiences and grow from them than to not and have no hope for a better future for yourself and others.
Hope this helps you today Maximizer, now go a be the person that takes the high road.
Milton is genuine, persistent, and sincere. There are very few things that detract Milton from his pursuit of what he believes in. His attitude is fantastic and professionalism top notch. -
International speaker, creator of Maximizing Moments with Milton and the Author of Your Purpose, Your App -How to Stop Drifting and Start Living.