This was a "heavy lift" morning with my trainer Jenn Miller at the YMCA in Franklin MA. My goal is to pull a deadlift of 200 pounds before December 31, 2016. This lift was 195 pounds, and I lifted 190 pounds before doing this one. That's two consecutive heavy lifts today. I DID try the 200 pound lift, and I DID get it off the floor but could not stand up straight with it. I would have injured myself. My muscles were fatigued.
Setting goals are important in business AND personally. Whether it's improving your physical fitness or your position within your business, one needs to work at it. One needs to be conditioned to accomplish those goals. Moving forward one step at a time is the process, and it doesn't matter whether it's learning to list or learning to lift. It takes focus, discipline and conditioning to master the task.
Goals do not happen without a plan. Plan it, and carry it out. Commit to achieving small steps that will result in the ultimate challenge. In real estate, it may be listing one lot and selling it to one builder to build your next listing. Eventually, you'll close a subdivision of homes, and you'll be soaring with the eagles.
This lift today may not be a good example for most to understand, but it certainly falls into place for me. It reminds me of my real estate career and achieving one goal at a time 38 years ago. My greatest feeling on the lifting accomplishment is the fact that I have only gained one pound, and I'm confident it's NOT FAT.
Lifting is a wonderful challenge for women, and it contours the body. I gained one pound to 127 pounds, and I lost 2 sizes to a size 0 in many items of clothing. I'm a petite woman who can deadlift 195 pounds and not feel an ache or twitch of a muscle. That's total conditioning and adequate preparation for a heavy lift.
This is a great challenge for me, since I do not list real estate any longer. I now market for agents but still promote my accomplishments, too. Another benefit of my current “marketing career!!”