As many people in my circles know by now I am leaving Boston and opening my own Strength and Conditioning facility on the Seacoast in New Hampshire. When I originally announced it to co-workers, clients, athletes, friends, and family the response was extremely positive and sincere. People were very happy for me.
Many people would respond by telling me that I was, in one way or another, fulfilling my dream or my dream was becoming a reality.
I never thought of it like that. That’s an extremely gracious thing to say but that wasn’t a goal.
To me, when a dream comes true it is more of a destination. It is the arrival of a reality. It is a prize awarded.
There is no arriving.
Opening my own gym, was in fact, never really on my radar. It was not part of my master plan or “dream”! Did I think it would happen? Yes, because it seems to be common among successful career fitness professionals in some manner but was not a necessary piece of the puzzle initially.
Let’s replace “dream” with “goal” because I’m annoyed with the term already. Opening a facility and starting a business was never the goal. My goal, as it should be with every fitness professional, is to be the BEST at what I do. I work every day to be the best coach and provide the best service available. Future Hall of Fame inductee type of shit. And boy do I have a long way to go.
Opening my own facility was no dream or goal but it is another medium that will help me be the best I can and help the most amount of people. It will allow me to improve my service and my practice. And it was the best opportunity for me at the time.
This isn’t the result of hard work. It is the beginning of hard work.