Play a game with me for a minute. Close your eyes and pretend you are falling asleep on January 6, 2027. What will your gym look like? What success have you enjoyed? Where will you live, look like, feel like in 10 years? If there is one thing I’ve learned is that it’s all up to you. You have the power to choose. We don’t have 20-20 hindsight, but in this case we can plan on where we want to be in 2027. You can choose to be successful, thin and fit, happy and rich. Yes, I said rich. Money is not the root of all evil, the love of money is. Money makes life comfortable. I’ve had it and I haven’t had it, and take it from me, it’s better to have it. You’ve heard the definition of insanity—doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. If you don’t want the next 10 years to be like the last, then now is the time to do something differently. Humans are unique. We are the only species who can completely change the course of our lives. Deer can’t do it, cows can’t, and tigers can’t. If a goose wanted to fly west instead of south for the winter, it couldn’t. All other animals besides humans are directed entirely by impulse written into their genetic code. As a human, if you don’t like the story of your life thus far, you can rip up the script and write a completely new one. Everyone who has achieved great success in their life has done it by drawing a line in the sand and saying, “Enough–today I change. This is going to be a turning point in my life”. My challenge to you is this—now is your turning point. What you have accomplished so far is only a fraction of what’s truly possible for you. You are far more powerful, capable, and gifted than you allow yourself to be. The only thing separating you from your grandest vision of your life is courage. Muster the courage to declare that right now, this year is your turning point. It takes a plan, hard work, and a passion that you believe in. What can you do now to make this new year and this new decade successful? Set your goals now. Winners make goals, losers make excuses. I make resolutions and goals every January. I do it in these areas; professional, spiritual, family, friends, nutrition, and fitness. Do it today. Don’t go to bed tonight until you have written out what you want this next year and what you want the next decade to look like. Be specific to the date it will be accomplished, in exact amounts of money you want to make, and how you intend to get there. You can’t hit a target you don’t have, so set those targets today and make this your turning point right now!
Patti Komara owns Patti’s All-American Gymnastics in Dyer, Indiana since 1969 and has been named “#1 Best of the Region” for Gymnastics Schools by their local newspaper every year since its inception in 1994. Patti has also been a speaker for USA Gymnastics at national conventions every year since 1981 and has also led hundreds of training workshops.
Patti’s other company, Tumblebear Connection has produced over 80 instructional DVDs and has written books on yearly lesson plans for the internationally known Tumblebear Gym Program, School-Age Gymnastics, Dancing GymBears, YogaBears, CheerBears, Gym-N-Learn Educational Preschool, and Swim. Patti currently has over 9,000 subscribers to her “Tumblebear Tips” eblasts. You can sign up for it at tumblebear.com.