I’m extremely proud of who competed over the weekend in the WBFF (World Beauty Fitness & Fashion) competition. This event was held in Las Vegas and it’s said to be akin to a Victoria’s Secret fashion show, Miss America Pageant, and fitness all intertwined into one.Talking with Nerissa after the event it quickly became apparent she knows what it’s like to sacrifice, struggle, persist, and eventually come out on top. Her desire, discipline, and drive all played a curial role in her success.Something that impresses me about Nerissa is her commitment and dedication to excellence. The competition finished Sunday and she began training for next year’s contest Monday morning. “It usually takes 3 days to make up for one cheat day,” Nerissa says.
When we have goals that are as compelling as Jeremy Mcgilvrey, everything seems to fall into place: How we live our life, the friends we choose to hang out with, how we eat, our exercise program, and what we do for fun.
You see, when our goals are clear – so are our priorities and choices.
One of the advantages to having extraordinarily large goals is that it provides an adrenaline infusion that feeds our endurance to overcome the inevitable trials and tribulations that go along with any goal.
Small goals (realistic goals) are restricted to the average ambition level; they’re typically not that inspiring and only fuel us through the first or second problem, at which point we’ll most likely throw in the towel. If the payoff is mediocre (small or average) – so is our effort.
But if the payoff is astronomical (such as competing in the WBFF) so is the effort. Most of us will not sacrifice much for an incremental pay raise at work; however, to start our own business and achieve true financial freedom we’ll talk ourselves into running through walls. To quote Shakespeare, “Strong reasons make strong action.”
Congratulations Jeremy Mcgilvrey ! You inspire all of us to raise the bar when we set our goals!