Everyday I’m open to learning new lessons. Yesterday was no different. JC and I were having one of our usual business calls where we like to brainstorm and bounce ideas off each other. I broached JC with the reminder that we needed to write down our business goals for the coming year. I always get a little resistance when I ask JC for her goals. Surprising, right? Here is a mother of 4, business owner, PTA mom, wife, accomplished physique competitor, and a community volunteer hesitant to write down goals. JC went on to explain to me that for her goals were sometimes limiting. I had a bit of a huh, when she said that. JC gently reminded me, at the beginning of 2012, we both knew that we wanted our own gym. Fast forward, less than 1 year later, we’re not only gym owners, but there are more gyms currently on the horizon and multiple physique competitions we are the promoters of in the planning stages. JC explained that it wasn’t our goals we wrote down, it was our intention of spreading wellness to as many people as possible that got us to this point. Did I hear her, yes I did, unfortunately my rebuttal was “yeah, but we still need goals!”
For those of you that know me, I tend to sit and ponder conversations I have with people. Sometimes I’ll come back to you a week after we spoke and talk with you about my lessons learned from the conversation between us!! So JC’s conversation ran through my head all day. What was the lesson I needed to learn? And then it hit me. We practice what we preach and I was forgetting that. I was hell bent on writing down our goals when honestly JC and I let our intentions guide us. Our intention was to own our own gym and on a daily basis took steps towards living our intention and sure enough, our intention guided us towards owning a gym. Our intention is also to live positively and honestly every day. It is this that guides us towards our achievements with love and an open heart.
See for us, goals are wonderful and yes, we should all have goals. But a goal is the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; and an intention is a course of action that one intends to follow. What if we all had intentions? Could our intentions be limitless? We believe so. Not only do our intentions have no limits but if we fundamentally live with the intention of positivity and honesty then aren’t we making the world a better place? That’s some goal!!!!!!
For 2013, JC and I intend to help spread the knowledge of healthy living in the most loving and positive way!!