In With A Roar Out With A Whimper?

– There are 5 seconds left in the game, and the visiting team needs a touchdown to win. but they’re at the 40-yard line.
– They’re down a goal with 60 seconds left in the gold medal game and they’ve pulled their goalie to gain the man advantage.
– He’s been knocked down, has barely made the 10-second count, and it’s the final 12th round.

I’ve just described some of the greatest comebacks in sports history. Nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thrillers that’ll have you jumping up and down and screaming and shouting like a person gone mad.

What do all of the greatest come-from-behind sporting events in history have in common?

It’s how they finished!

And if we take this and apply it to our lives there’s a clear lesson here for us.

It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish.

It’s easy to start well, when you’re motivated, and physically and mentally at your best.

Then you start to lose your focus, you hit a bump in the road, suffer a minor setback, and then feel like the possible is impossible. It’s easy to lose your passion when things aren’t going the way you had envisioned them.

A word that describes this phenomenon is, backsliding.  Backsliding suggests we were making progress, but then we veered off track and began sliding backwards in our life.

The 28-Day challengers just finished their first week at the dojo, the 8-week Mansformation program started this week, and the 8-week C.H.O.I.C.E.S program also started this week.

I can guarantee you that everyone is motivated. But what’s going to happen when they finish? How are you going to finish this year off?

Remember: it’s not how you start the journey; it’s how you continue and how you finish. Will you start 2018 with a Roar and finish with a whimper, or start the New Year and finish it with a ROAR!

Dedicated to your fitness,
Maki Riddington