By Matthew Ferreira Kruse
For years I found myself in the same old hamster wheel spinning and spinning and wondering why I wasn’t reaching my goals and feeling like I was never going to get there. I would give it my all for a few weeks fall off the wagon again and feel burned out, and forgetting why I wanted those goals in the first place. From wanting to get over drug addiction to becoming fit and healthy I just couldn’t seem to figure out why I couldn’t stay determined.
What was keeping me from reaching my goals? Why couldn’t I stay on track and change my quality of life? And I realized it was the support system that I had that was holding me back.
There are two kinds of support groups in my opinion:
One group is going to support your bad habits and continue to hold you back.
The other group is the one who supports you mentally physically and emotionally to reach your goals and providing a positive environment.
Look at your Support Group
My environment was what was holding me back; my support that I chose to be around was leading me in the wrong direction to Drugs, Alcohol Abuse and a general lack of care for myself. I was going nowhere fast and I needed to change quickly.
It’s simple and cliché but the truth is you can’t be flying with the eagles if your hanging out with the turkeys. So what do you do?
Change your environment, change your support group and find those who are going to push you in the right direction. For me it was finding those friends that wanted to positively change their life for the good. I was lucky enough for those friends to be Coach Mason Murphy and Madison Murphy.
The truth is if you think pro fighters who win fights and drug addicts who become sober for 20 years did it on their own, well think again because these people had a positive environment of coaching and a support to help them reach their goals.
Now I’ve changed my environment where do I go from here, I needed direction and coaching to keep me on track.
Coaching isn’t just for the gym and sports but in every day life and just like at Innovative Results when you fall down and you tell yourself you can’t do it any more there’s your coach to help pick you up with positive affirmations and tell you “Come On Keep pushing, Don’t Quit!”
That’s exactly what you need inside and outside the gym, A coach who will be there when your face down in the dirt ready to give up but they won’t let you. And where is a better place to find that than Innovative Results!
But remember it goes both ways, you may not know all the workouts or warm ups or the new progressions but I know each and every person knows how to cheer someone on and being there to pick someone up when they’re tired or down or just having a bad day. So go out there and be a Coach for somebody not only will it make you feel better you will be improving someone’s quality of life!
Friends And Family
Now like I said getting all this new support and coaching is great but the most important part about it is, you get what you give!
Your life isn’t going to change in one night but you have to give that positive support back to others that are in need just like you are. So be conscious of your Friends and Family maybe there in need of some support just like you were. Maybe there looking for someone to open their ears to their problems and give them a hand.
The coaches, friends and family I have at Innovative Results have changed my life in ways I couldn’t of imagined years ago. And what I always take away from IR is that you don’t ever quit because something is hard and you make sure the people around you are getting that positive support they need. Ever since I have been surrounded by the support I was always looking for I’ve been crushing goals left and right and I couldn’t have done it without the IR FAMILY!
The Innovative Results team prides itself as a strong support system to help you reach your goals. Come join the IR Family!