Tuesday night I couldn’t sleep (night-shift problems), so I ended up watching this E60 on J.J. Watt:
It was amazing. If you are a football fan you’ll love it, and if you aren’t you still will find inspiration from this hard-working man. J.J. is doing incredible things on the football field, and although our goals might be much different from his we can learn a lot from him. J.J. is from my hometown of Pewaukee, Wisconsin so it was an added bonus to see clips around our beautiful little small town 🙂
First, do you have goals? I sure hope you do. I’ve talked about this a lot on the blog. I always like to have specific fitness, financial, and career goals.
I would consider myself a very easily motivated person, so watching this made me think about adjustments that I could make to my day to day life to get to my goals faster.
I watched the segment again during breakfast yesterday to summarize the takeaways:
Don’t let people tell you that you can’t do something. There are plenty of negative people in the world that will tell you that your dreams are too big or maybe that you are too old to do something, don’t listen.
Your path isn’t always going to go from point A to point B. J.J. wanted to play college football for the University of Wisconsin, but them not offering him a scholarship and his time at Central Michigan added even more fuel to his fire to be great. If you have a couple bumps in the road, see them as obstacles on the way to your goal instead of letting it stop you from where you are going.
Be the person that believes in people. I loved seeing Mrs. Keefe on the segment. She told J.J. he could play at Wisconsin and he could play in the NFL. There are too many people that are going to tell the next generation to “be realistic” and that their goals are too big, why not be one of the people that breathes inspiration into them?
Quotes from J.J during the segment:
“Everyone wants to do something great, but it’s what are you going to do to get to that point.”
“If you do the bare minimum, expect bare minimum results.”: This can apply to your workout routine, what you do at your job, to your blog, even to your relationships. If you just do what you need to you are just making it by. My dad always told us “everyone gets the same 24 hours in a day, what are you doing differently to make yourself better.”
I hope that you watch the clip and get some inspiration! I know I headed into the rest of the week with a breath of fresh air and a work hard attitude 🙂
Have a great weekend! -Ames