Something You Can't Take Away from a Man
Andy Dufresne: Forget that… there are places in this world that aren’t made out of stone. That there’s something inside… that they can’t get to, that they can’t touch. That’s yours.
Red: What’re you talking about?
Andy Dufresne: Hope.
I just uploaded a new video that I wanted to talk to you about.
Everyday you walk out of your door, everytime you turn on the tv, everytime you read a news story; you see it.
Lack of hope.
People have given up. They’re down. They cannot be inspired.
Their jobs are too stressful, their kids are driving them crazy and all they see on the news is depressing and scary stuff.
Now take this scenario, day in and day out over the course of many many years.
I’m here to tell you it is hard. Without a doubt it is hard. It seems everyone ELSE gets all the breaks and you can never catch up.
I understand it and I think about it everyday. You know what makes me feel good? Making people forget all of these things for just a brief moment in time. If only in conversation, a text or during a workout.
I want to INSPIRE people. I want people to have hope. Because it is this hope that keeps you going, even when everything seems insurmountable.
“Great job”, “You’re really inspiring ME today”, “I’ve never seen you hit that with such good form” are just a few things I might say.
But it is more than that. Giving them the strength to believe in hope and building them up so they can face another day. It is not only about the fitness. That, in my opinion, is the job of a fitness professional.
You know what inspired me today?
Gary Sansiveri, 55, never giving up. Never stopping. Never forgetting that hope is so powerful it can take you to new heights and new dreams you’ve never thought you could achieve.
Gary has had so many health issues, he couldn’t begin to tell you all of them. But you know what, he comes into the gym and kills it every time.
I have been working with Gary to improve his overall movement (the structure is built on AMD) and open up his training into new areas so he can overcome all of the negative effects of not only his health issues, but his old training program he was on for years.
Did you give someone hope today? Inspire someone. Do it and it will come back to you big time.
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