I very much believe in the Law of Attraction. The energy we cultivate is the energy we attract, be it positive or negative. That said, I’m eager to jump into environments that exude positive energy. These are opportunities to fill myself with optimism, hope and encouragement. As a result, I’m able to attract positive people and life circumstances.
Last weekend I headed to the West Coast to visit one of my best friends from business school. We spent most of our time in Palo Alto and one evening San Fransisco. I had a great time just catching up, eating good food, enjoying a long run and walking around the Stanford University campus (my 1st time there). Few places inspire me more than university campuses – oh the possibilities! Especially, Stanford considering its academic excellence and athletic superiority. I’ve watched several Olympic athletes the past 2 weeks who are Stanford Alumni. Anyway, I felt very inspired while I was there so I wanted to share some pics from my “positive place.” Today I’m pumped up and eagerly anticipating a wonderful week 🙂
Where’s your positive place?
How are you going to surround yourself with positive energy this week?
How can you be a source of positive energy to others?
Below: Some fun shots of me representing’ for the GRIT GIRLZ and being a Stanford Soccer Groupie 😉
- Workout: Olympic Athlete Personal Challenge by Brit
- Duration: 30-45 minutes
- Calories Burned: 400-600
- Brit’s Commentary: I was feeling so inspired by the Olympics this week that I designed a workout to challenge my own “Olympic worthiness.” I’m no where near an “Olympic athlete” but sometimes it’s good to feel my own SPEED, ENDURANCE, STRENGTH and GRIT! This workout was a nice change up to my usual routine and kept me in the Olympic spirit. It also allowed me to capitalize on all of the positive energy that the Olympics brings every 4 years! That said, try the challenge for yourself and go for the GOLD 🙂
*Be sure to warm up for 5-10 minutes before you start the sprints and stretch for 5-15 minutes after you complete the workout.
Example: Inch Worm Exercise
Once again, NIKE has hit the nail on the head. As you guys know, I absolutely love the Summer Olympics. Thus, watching the games on TV this past week has been absolute inspirational paradise! The idea that someone trains for 4 whole years to master 1 moment is simply amazing. It’s like Eminem said, “You only get one shot.” Truth is that the experience of training, performing and being great isn’t only for Olympic athletes – it for ALL OF US! The raw endurance and perseverance that Olympic athletes exhibit very much parallels how we can handle challenges in our daily lives. Each day we have the opportunity to find our greatness. The opportunity to push ourselves. To shock ourselves and do something we never thought we were capable of doing. To set higher goals. To explore our true passions. To recognize and appreciate our talents and gifts. To perfect our skills. To strengthen our mental grit. And ultimately, to be GREAT.
I recently saw this NIKE commercial during Olympic games the that so perfectly conveys this message. Please take a minute, watch and ask yourself, “What is my greatness?” GET IT. GRIT. GREATNESS.