Nothing worth doing is ever easy

Team – 

We are so excited to be opening up own place. I know my wife is especially excited not to have all of the gym equipment lying around our house anymore. (Lol)

One of the life lessons I am learning during this process is that nothing worth doing is ever easy. There seems to be so many things and so little time but staying focused and determined on the end result has made us stronger, allowing us to tackle whatever is thrown our way.

Our society has created this culture that “everything easier is better” – for example: smartphones, navigation systems, etc… In some cases, perhaps it is. However, I think that misleads people into thinking that everything should come easy. Sometimes I feel like we don’t give ourselves enough credit for what we are capable of achieving. I think it is important for us to challenge ourselves with things that we are not sure we are capable of.

So… similar to this leap of faith that we have recently taken, I challenge you to try something new or do something new that pushes you outside of your comfort zone, regardless of how big or small it is.

I heard someone speak recently and he said, “Don’t try to do your best, just do your best.” You might just be amazed at what you are capable of achieving.

I look forward to the opportunity to help you take on new challenges every time you come through the doors at GET.

Be sure to check out our photos page to see the progress we’re making!

– Matt

To be your best or not be your best? That shouldn’t even be a question.

Team –

I remember my dad telling me when I was younger to “enjoy every minute because you are going to say to yourself one day, “Where did the time go?” Wow! Wasn’t he right.

I was looking at my license today and it hit me – I’m 33 already. Isn’t that a slap in the face. So here I am asking myself “Where did the time go??” It seems like yesterday that I was a teenager without a care in the world. Now all of the sudden I’m approaching my mid-thirties with bills and responsibilities. Ugh.

For the record: I’m not ashamed of my age nor do I dread my responsibilities. Actually, I am embracing the positive aspects of “getting older” such as being mature and making smarter, healthier decisions. This realization, however, has made me see how fast life really flies by. Time does seem to move faster now and it makes me appreciate things more.

So the question is “Are you going to be your best today?” I think this fast paced life we live in causes us to lose sight of this question, or makes us feel too tired to answer it the right way. Sometimes we just need to take a moment and remind ourselves to be the best at whatever we are doing. We owe it to ourselves to do our best, to be our best because our time is valuable. All we can do is give our best and be proud of that regardless of the outcome.

I challenge you: whatever obstacle you face – whether it be at work, at home, or in the gym – tell yourself “I’m going to be the best/do my best in this situation.” You deserve that. You deserve to be your best.

– Matt