Ahhh Ha!! Moment

​Have you ever been sitting there thinking or reading something and everything just clicks? You realize that you’ve been doing something wrong for months or even years… I was sitting here reading my positive and inspirational thought of the day and it took me back. Maybe it was the circumstances of today. Maybe it’s the disappointment I’ve been feeling lately. 

Maybe it’s the lack of direction I feel. Maybe it’s just the silly little feeling of guilt I feel when I over sleep and miss an opportunity to get better. We all need the Ah ha! Moment…
I move at 200 mph all the time. I have to. I have so much to get done, so many things I want to accomplish and I want to speed up as much as I possibly can. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, I believe I can do more in that 24 hours than most people can and I plan to prove it. This is nothing to do with being better than anyone else. It has EVERYTHING to do with my goals and the person I want to become. So what’s the problem?

Organization and Direction… I have so many thoughts and I’m taking so much action I’m moving in a thousand different directions all at once. I’m sporadic at best. I always have a brand new idea and I think I can tack it on to the list of things to do and if I sleep five minutes less, I can accomplish it too. I know I overbook myself. I know I have too much on my plate, but it hasn’t stopped me from becoming the person I want to be and hasn’t slowed me down yet. Well… Until today…

I realized this morning as I was reading that my disorganization is EXACTLY what is slowing me down and keeping me from reaching my three pillars of success. The three pillars are family, personal and business goals. Within the three pillars we should have one primary goal and no more than three underlying goals. I have a hundred pillars and a thousand underlying goals under each pillar. Here lies my problem. I have so much direction I’m lost. I have so many things I want to do, I’m disorganized. I can no longer justify 98% of my goals because they are causing a dust storm and keeping me from focusing on what I really want to do- help people live a more positive life. 

So what am I going to do about it?

Family- Live a more meaningful life with my family. 

1. Prioritize time with my kids. They are my life. We spend way too much time away from each other during the day and at night we’re all ready to crawl in our bed and take a snooze. So one hour together would make a world of difference.
Personal- Running, Friends, Run Epic

1. Running, friends and Run Epic keep me going. This is the number one reason I haven’t gone insane yet (not being insane may be arguable… 😉 ) I love to run. It’s my favorite hobby. It helps me release stress, gives me time with my friends and I get to help people in the process. There is NO WAY I am giving up on my goal for Leadville in 2017. I’m hoping this will give me the extra time and push to prepare as best as possible.
Business- Toyota, Public Speaking/Leadership, Personal Development

I start a new job on the 22nd of August. It’s really important to me to go in and crush it. I have been a sales person for Toyota before and was extremely successful. I’ve done a couple things since I left, but have come to realize I really enjoyed my job there. I’m developed personally and professionally since I left and I think the opportunity is what I need to take myself to the next level. I have to give up some things I don’t want to, but if we always stay within our comfort zone, we’ll never grow… 

I have my first real speaking opportunity coming up this week too! This has been a goal of mine for a long time and after a lot of patience and persistence, I get to do it! I’m nervous as can be, but as long as I give it everything I have, I’ll have no regrets. Even if I screw it up, I think I’ll have a positive impact on these girls so it’s a win win. 

I was also accepted into a local leadership program. Again, something I’ve been working to do so I can improve myself professionally. I think it is a great opportunity that will help me become better overall. 

Personal Development is ALWAYS a goal of mine. I wouldn’t be able to accomplish anything I have done in the past or anything I plan to do in the future if I don’t develop myself as a better person. I have done some pretty cool things. I plan to do even better things in the future. None of it is possible without working on myself internally. 
So as a friend said- We’re off to new adventures. I start a new job tomorrow, I have my first real speaking opportunity this week and I’m helping crew and pace in Leadville next weekend! I’m stoked to get going and can’t wait to see where life takes me next!

Run Epic my friends!

Published by Gary Stotler

Gary Stotler is a father, running, fitness, weight loss and personal development addict. Formally 400 pounds, Gary has naturally lost 200 pounds, created a coaching & speaking business and has become a 100 mile ultra-runner. Holding a degree in Psychology & Sociology, certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer, mindset & behavioral modification coaching, a certification in DISC personality assessment coaching and he is a certified speaker, coach & mentor with the John Maxwell Team. Gary firmly believes, if we take One Step at a Time, nothing is impossible. He is determined to let his actions show people what is possible and hopes to help you shake up your thoughts, change your actions and create your future.

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  1. I’ve got my first big speaking gig this week too! I’m keynoting the pre-race event for the Running with the Bears marathon in NorCal, and then running the marathon the next day.

    Hope your gig goes well, and remember it’s much easier to get the 2nd speaking gig than the 1st!

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