There is so much in the Winter Warrior challenge that connects to the core of what we do at Evo. The whole competition centre’s itself around connecting to people we train with, working together to keep each other engaged with what is happening in our training and connecting with the natural environment around us. As I touched on last week, I truly believe it is within our nature as human beings to strive, reach, excel and achieve. We are all hardwired with the same desire to succeed and become successful in what ever area of life it is that we are passionate about. To do this is, it is about racking up the little wins where we can find them and training is the perfect place to start – pushing yourself first thing in the morning, training your body and your mind.
I totally get that sometimes we can be scared to acknowledge that it is actually success we are looking for or maybe the simple word “success” is intimidating for one reason or another. But it is really important that your success and what you are working towards must never be reduced in your mind or in conversations with other people. In many ways what we are today is a more disguised version of what we were as children. When children can’t get what they want the first thing they will do is fight for a little while, they will then cry for a bit and finally convince themselves they never wanted it in the first place. As stated by Grant Cardone; “If you quit caring, then you quit winning; quit winning long enough, and you will just plain quit!”
A person’s capacity to achieve is a vital part of a person’s sense of self. It is the lessons learned along the way that allow us to develop and the following success that promotes confidence, imagination and a sense of security. Ultimately, this emphasizes the significance of making a contribution to your community and the world. Without these prominent character traits, we feel less comfortable in ourselves and project these insecurities outwards to the world around us. We don’t know that to be successful we have to serve or have a service that benefits someone else and be willing to continuously take that message to people. So it’s not about who we find or what we tangibly gain; it is more what can we become in the process of finding others to join us. In other words, where it begins in achievement is always with you and I.
So, these next couple of weeks are about taking a look at how we can align ourselves, our behaviours, our attitudes and our thoughts consistently with what we have coined as the “Profile of a Winter Warrior”. In that we are going to be identifying what success is to us and learning to take full responsibility for producing results, consistent with what ingredients truly go into a personality that achieves.
Lastly, I want to assure you that every quality I am going to talk about is acquired. There are no natural-born champions. Although, it is true we are all champions in our own right. We all have the potential to be a champion in some things and those who become the champion in some things have these cluster traits very much in place in their personality structure. Since they are all acquired, in this exploration of self, we’ll see where we might be shy and where we might be strong. Then it is your choice to discover whether or not it is worth working on and see how our amazing Evo community can trickle support, through these little wins, into all areas of your life.