Welcome to the second half of 2019! I’ll be real with you guys… I’ve been challenged more in the first 6 months of this year than I’ve ever been challenged before; in my personal life, in business, and as an athlete.
I’ve been challenged in ways I never knew existed. I’ve had to face fears that I didn’t even know I had. I’ve been put in extremely uncomfortable situations and been forced to make the types of difficult decisions that I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy. And on top of all of that, I had my kindness seen as a weakness and let people close to me take advantage of it.
And to be honest, as strong of a person as I am, I’ve never been pushed so hard. Never been pushed so close to the edge. Never been pushed so close to my breaking point.
But you know what? I’m still here.
I made it through everything the universe threw at me in all areas of my life and I’m still here. And looking back on it, I wouldn’t change a thing. Because I’ve come out the other side a much stronger, a much wiser, and a much more balanced person.
You see in hindsight, I hadn’t been through what I needed to go through in order to develop the skills required to take my life to the next level; in my personal life, in business, and as an athlete.
Don’t get me wrong – I thought I had been developing. I thought I had been growing as a person. I thought I was being pushed. But the truth is, I’d been on cruise control for too long.
I hadn’t been pushed like I needed to be pushed. I hadn’t been forged like I needed to be forged. I hadn’t been developing at the rate I needed to be developing. And the first half of 2019 showed me that.
So for those of you who have had a tough start to this year – we’ve made it to half time.
Let’s take the lessons we’ve learned from the first 6 months of this year and apply them to the second half.
Because we’ve acquired all the tools and skills we need to make the rest of 2019 our bitch!