Here’s an inspiration guest post from Seth Carrino, owner of Valiant Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness. In this article he discusses how to set goals and how to fight until you reach them Very empowering stuff. Enjoy! – Bill
Fighting the Good Fight
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith
What do you fight for? Who do you fight for? Why do you fight?
Answering these questions may prove to be difficult for some but for those who have their priorities straight and know exactly what they want to fight for; these questions are second nature.
What do I mean by fighting?
I don’t mean literally fighting but I mean to fight for what you want. Fight to become a better person. Fight for a better job. Fight to reach your goals in life. Etc…
In order to reach your goals you must be willing to drop all selfish beliefs. This first starts with losing your own ego. This is very hard for many. They want to do all these things in life but for all the wrong reasons.
You are applying for a job you have been waiting to get for years. Why are you applying? Is it to further your own career or to provide more for your family? When you help others you feel satisfied and when you feel satisfied you are more motivated and when you are more motivated you achieve more.
When you have obstacles, like a wall in the middle of your path, which make it hard to get to your goals there is only one thing you need to do. Fight the Good fight and do it for all the right reasons. Don’t stop at the first road block or even the millionth. Possibilities are endless when you go about it the right way.
Secondly, you must believe you can do it. If you doubt yourself even for a second, you will only make it more difficult to achieve your goals mentally. When confronting a problem or a “wall” head on you must be all Mind, Body, and Soul to break down that wall. Be confident in yourself and have faith in God and yourself.
Thirdly, you must remember when fighting for what you want is to stop talking about it and just do it already. The last thing you want to have is a long tongue and to talk about what you want. You will only dream of what you want more and this will only make you less patient. Become a man or woman of action and be slow to talk and fast to walk.
There is one more step I want to give you even though there are hundreds. I want to urge you to just be patient. Pray to God and be patient is the greatest thing you can learn. The last thing you need is to lose patience and become irritated with your goals. You will lose sight of what is most important and this will make you give up on your goals. Be PATIENT and take it step by step, day by day, and live your life knowing you gave it all to achieve what you wanted. You fought the Good fight and lived a life worth remembering and without regrets.
The Good Fight is in all of us. Find it through the wisdom of the Bible or through your own experiences. Achieve more and be more one step at a time.