From a young age, I raged to achieve greatness in everything I set my mind to.
When it came to sports, I began where most people do, inexperienced with a major desire to improve. I didn’t join my first sport until Junior year of high school when I decided to join Track. I chose this sport because I hated running; running was my biggest weakness and I knew it. I knew if I faced and conquered the anxiety, fear and vulnerability that came with running, I would create a solid foundation to achieve anything and everything standing ahead of me. I needed to prove it to myself.
So, that’s what I did. I had no advantages and accepted no excuses. I faced many shameful loses, but I used these failures to fuel my drive to becoming even better. I took matters into my own hands, I didn’t rely on a coach to make me better, or team mates to help me. At 16 years old, I studied for my private training certification although, I wasn’t old enough to be certified, I knew that the knowledge would physically benefit my performance. It worked. Two seasons later, I was one of the best 800 meter runners in my school, making it 1st place at States at the 4×800 relay.
I’m sharing this story to make it known that I had no advantage over anyone, what set me apart was accepting my weaknesses and being fueled by failures. Failure kills hope and motivation, if you allow it to. See, it’s how our brains are wired, and if you can wire it to feed off of failure then you won’t be defeated. I knew my performance transformation wasn’t the outcome of my physical work alone. My transformation was led primarily by courageous acceptance of my weaknesses and using the negative emotions that came with failing such as vulnerability, fear and anxiety to fuel my fire even more.
Instead of continuing Track in college, I decided to dedicate all my energy and time to private training. I became obsessed with self-evolution and had a burning desire to share it with the world. I started my company, Evolve Nation, which I knew would evolve into more than just a private training company. I called my company Evolve Nation because self-evolution never ends, it’s continuous-that’s the beauty. As I continue to evolve, I hope to inspire the nation to experience their own self-evolution and break boundaries each and every day.
Join my Be More Movement and watch yourself evolve into the person you never believed you could be. Be More.