'If you are frequently unhappy for more than a few days at a time, you need to do something to change that.'
I've absolutely no idea where I remember seeing this quote, nor who said it, but it was the turning point; the lightbulb moment. I was frequently unhappy; in a job I loved doing but for a company I hated being a part of.
Safety kept me there. Regular income which wasn't bad and allowed my family to have most things they wanted. Probably what keeps most people tied to their jobs.
I was sick of being the guy who moans about going to work on a Monday; who clock watches for the last hour of the day (sometimes longer); who just wasn't happy.
"Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and say, "F**K it!"
So I did. I've always trained, I'm not a meat head by any stretch but I love being in the gym and feeling like I'm adding life to my years. At college I studied Sports Science but went down the path of teaching English to post 16 students.....it escalated quickly.
I still teach now, 2 days a week; like I said, I love it, but now I do it on my terms. This leaves me time to train people......and I REALLY love that!
The point I'm making is, don't feel there is only one way or the road you're on now is final. I try to get my athletes to think this way as it opens up the mind and that leads to anything being possible.
"Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and say, "F**K IT!"