If you are to truly be successful, can you ever slow down and enjoy the success you’ve already reached? On Anthony Robbins’ Facebook page he has a quote in his Cover Photograph that says: “Mastery never stops. If you’re truly a master, you’re always looking for the next level. But it’s good every now and then to realize you’ve got a certain level of success and own it, so there’s a foundation to get more momentum.”
I don’t believe as a successful person you’ll ever completely be able to stop your mind. You might commit to spending your Sunday on the couch watching football for eight hours without working. However, as soon as you really start to relax, and your mind calms down, that’s when you’ll break through on a new idea that will make you want to get up off the couch.
I can’t count the amount of times that I’ll sit down to watch a movie, and then get a great idea to write a book. Sometimes I don’t get a great idea, but a movie or TV show will inspire me to work harder. It’s funny where your inspiration can come from.
Last night, I was relaxing in front of the TV watching the Nightmare Before Christmas. Who would think that watching such a silly movie would be inspirational? However, I started thinking of its creator, Tim Burton.
Burton, who has worked on movies such as Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, and your kids’ favorite, Frankenweenie. At 54, Burton has been working in major motion pictures since he graduated from college in 1979. That means that he started in the industry at 21 years old. I know there are a lot of people in the fitness industry that can relate to that entry age.
By the time Burton was 30 he had directed several short features, and his first big project in Beetlejuice. I found myself doing a ton of research on Wikipedia about Burton and his work. Next thing I knew, I had a notepad out working on sketches for future issues of Club Solutions Magazine.
With the Holidays right around the corner, take some time to kick back and put your feet up. Try to totally relax and not think about the club. Enjoy the success you had in 2012 and begin to reenergize your batteries for 2013.
Probably by the time you’ve watched A Christmas Story for the fourth time, you’ll have a notepad sitting next to you with at least a couple of great ideas that you’ll implement as soon as you get back to your club.
Remember to relax, eat healthy and enjoy spending time with your family. The simple joys of success come to fruition the most during the holidays. Relish in the different areas where you’ve found success and, like Anthony Robbins said, use it as a platform for greater success in the future.
Tyler Montgomery is the Editor of Club Solutions Magazine. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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