Motivated Monday: Shot of Advice from Wayne Gretzky

It’s Monday, so of course, that means it’s “time to be the best!”. Today’s Motivated Monday comes from Wayne Gretzky. Wayne Gretzky was one of the greatest hockey players in the history of the NHL. He currently holds 54 records (and shares 7) with 15 of those records achieved during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Gretzky has all those records (and the nickname “The Great One”) for a reason – he played and played and played and played and played. He has hours, upon days, upon years of experience playing hockey. Granted he had some given athletic talent to work from, but it’s his tenacity – the willingness to persistently take action – that propelled him to success.

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

Have you ever thought: “Self. This is it. Tomorrow I start my diet or tomorrow I exercise.” Tomorrow. Tomorrow. Tomorrow. When this is how you’re feeling take a shot of advice from Wayne Gretzky. Gretzky’s key to being such a phenomenal hockey player was the action he took. He was ALWAYS taking action. If you never take action, there’s no way you will ever gain the experience you need to reach your goal. Nor will you ever enjoy the experience for the sake of the experience.

While it’s tempting to do so (every chance I get), I’m not going to list the health benefits of working out and healthy eating in this post. You KNOW that exercise is good for you and you KNOW it makes you feel great. You KNOW eating healthy food is good for you and you KNOW eating healthy food makes you feel great.

Take a chance and do it today! Take a shot at something that will make you healthier (and happier). Making changes to your fitness routine (or lack thereof) or changes to you eating habits can be just as frightening as it is exhilarating. This can be especially true if you’ve tried to make a change in the past, and failed. The key is to 1. Keep on trying and 2. Learn from what you’ve tried in the past (why didn’t it work?).

So swallow that shot of advice with a little shot of courage (yes, puns entirely intended). Remember, you will succeed (just like Gretzky), but only with effort and experience.

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Resources

“The Official Website for Wayne Gretzky | Gretzky.com.” The Official Website for Wayne Gretzky. Web. 27 Feb. 2012. <http://www.gretzky.com/>.

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