You Have Not, Because You Ask Not.
Now I’m an amateur at best with the bible, but there are a few things I have been doubling down on lately. Putting my trust in God and working my ass off. So, when I came across this verse, I figured I better be asking God for what I want, and if my God is big, my dreams better be big as well.
I have several things that I am currently pursuing, the biggest being opening a new gym, but along with that some others. One that I have been thinking about for several years but have always made excuse for is being a Level 4 CrossFit Seminar Staff Coach which is the highest level of coaching within the CrossFit world.
Why am I telling you this? Mainly for accountability from you all, but also to challenge you to do the same with whatever goal(s) you have. Here is the process I am taking; I encourage you to do the same.
To start, I am asking God for what I want. I want to be a CrossFit Level 4 Seminar Staff Coach. Not only am I asking, I have also written it down in a place that I can see it every day, this is along with my other goals. I’m pretty sure my wife is sick on my writing things all over the house. J
I am then going to contact as many people as I can think of that can help me, this includes some really big names within the CrossFit world. If you want to get somewhere, get the help of people who are already there. Unfortunately, this is where people get stopped, including myself, by asking, “why would these people help me?” Here’s a better question, “why would they not?” And then even better, their answer(s) will always be no unless you ask, so you might as well ask. I know if someone asked me, I would help in any way I could, so I’m asking!
I’ve complied my list and now this week, I will email, DM, or contact them in any way I find I can. From there, I will see who responds, follow any advice give, add to my plan I am already working on, work my ass off, and trust in God.
My challenge to you: Tell me about something you have on your list and let me know your plan to go after it. Then go after it, no matter the goal, not matter what excuse you have made in the past. Trust in yourself, trust in God, and just go do it!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson
Eric Karls M.Ed.
Chief Awesomeness Facilitator
Certified Level 3 CrossFit Coach