I work at a YMCA.
I love the gym.
I enjoy watching and helping people achieve their goals.
For daily life, for an event, for competition.
I. Love. People.
Nope. Not all people. I think we know that. But, in general, I think we’re all in this rat race together, hoping to ignore the fact that it is rat race and make something good out of ti.
Why do we find ourselves trying to drag others down sometimes? Most of the time when we, ourselves, are at our weakest. When others try to achieve what we have worked so hard to achieve.
You’ll never be as inspiration as a goddamn calendar.
Have you every thought of that?
CHANGE YOUR MINDSET!
As I drag my ass out of bed these first few mornings of the year… In the cold, later than I wanted, I’m reminded of the drive that ebbs and flows in us all. Instead of getting upset at the busy gym, celebrate how amazing it is that one flick of a calendar page inspired this many people to push themselves harder than the day before.
ONE DAY DIFFERENCE.
ONE NUMBER CHANGE.
And, in droves, people come out to push themselves to be better than the day before.
Now don’t you wish you were nearly as powerful, motivating, inspiring… As a calendar?
Show support. Spread love. Become your greatest self, and let others become theirs.
I love this post. I have found that when people are feeling their worst, they actually accidentally bring people down subconsciously it seems.
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It’s a strange thing about people. We are wired to want to be together, and yet when we are together, we feel the need to establish who is better or worse. =(
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Melissa Ann says
We tend to shy away from people who don’t mesh with us. It’s a natural reaction. I still like everyone, until given a reason not to like them.
This is a great post. I like what you posted on Instagram. Everyone has a right to be at the gym and a smile does go a long way.
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Dawn Lopez says
I’m lucky in that our YMCA feels like a judgment-free zone. I don’t know if everyone else feels this way or not but I find helpful people every time I’ve needed help. I wish they were all like mine!
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Lisa Bristol says
This is a fantastic post. It is great to hear this from someone who works in the field. My goal is to be healthy not a size 2.
Cyn Gagen says
I love what you’ve written here. It’s so important to realize how our own attitudes can affect others and how often we may bring others down (even unintentionally) because of it.
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I love the positive message of his post. Every January people who don’t ordinarily go to the gym, make resolutions to go to the gym…and then they meet the regulars (who have been there for months/years before them) who are often unkind. I’ve witnessed it and it’s horrible. Is it really that hard to be kind to one another? I think not.
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This is so so so true!!! Love this post!
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Toni | Boulder Locavore says
I really love this post. It feels great when you’re doing something good for someone to make them smile.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
I really love this! It really feels great when you’re doing something good for someone to make them smile.
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Allison Cooper says
This is really important for so many to hear! I don’t know why our society as a whole (especially the mom community it seems) feels the need to tear others down instead of building each other up.
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Love hearing this from someone in the field. It’s sad that we need to bring each other down. I’d rather lift up the people around me.
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