I subscribe to Seth Godin‘s Blog and quite frequenly, he offers either an entire post or even a sentence that adds value to my thought process.
In a recent post titled “The flipping point” Seth differentiates the difference between the “tipping” point and the “flipping” point. The tipping point, he states, “is the sum total of many individuals buzzing about something.” Whereas the flipping point is “the outcome of an activated internal conversation.”
This surely relates to business, brand, marketing, etc. but I saw it covering an even more broad territory including, fitness, nutrition and health… a LIFESTYLE if you will
Seth says, “We resist incremental improvement in our offerings and our stories because it just doesn’t seem likely that one good interaction or one tiny alteration can possibly lead to a significant amount of flipping. And we’re right—it won’t. The flipping point (for an individual) is almost always achieved after a consistent series of almost invisible actions that create a brand new whole.
And the reason it’s so difficult? Because you’re operating on faith. You need to invest and apparently overinvest (time and money and effort) until you see the results.”
Does this sound familiar?? Ever tried to accomplish a training goal or health / nutrition goal??? Often times we expect to make big efforts for a big and fast return… when it’s the little things, done well and CONSISTENTLY that evolve into progress over time and hopefully habits. Habits create your lifestyle and in my opinion, habits are when the flipping point has happened in your mind and as a result, your actions to follow.
You have to THINK before you can BE
You have to BE before you can DO
You have to DO before you can HAVE
Read the post and see how you interpret and apply his thoughts
“Not what we SAY about our blessings, but how we USE them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.”-W.T. Purkiser
I hope everyone (who celebrated) had a lovely Thanksgiving and holiday weekend. As I mentioned a few days ago, I am not sure I can quantify how thankful I am for the path I’m on and the people who continue to be a part of it.
“It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward, that’s how winning is done!! Cause if you’re willing to go through all the battling you gotta go through to get to where you want to get, who’s got the right to stop you?? …It’s your right to listen to your gut, it ain’t nobody’s right to say NO after you earn the right to be where you wanna be and do what you wanna do. Now if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth, but you gotta be willing to take the hits!” -Rocky Balboa
The Rocky movies are famous for his training. I love how Rocky’s opponents are always training with the fanciest equipment and “methods” meanwhile, Rocky is getting the job done with the basics combined with raw, hard work. And somehow, Rocky always comes out a well-prepared beast! Hmmmmm
Ray Lewis is probably one of the most iconic figures in football and among the best linebackers of all time. He is the backbone of the Baltimore Ravens and a Chief Motivating Officer to many.
Just this past week, I was presented with an opportunity to participate in a day of fitness and filming with Ray and other incredible athletes and staff. It was a fun and memorable experience to say the least.