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There is a man that runs around my town all of the time carrying himself with no evidence of being tired. You may see him out at the park r...


Dreams. Aspirations. Pursuit. Because of you...

"So what do you do?"

"I'm a teacher and a preacher. It's fun."

"That's good. If you had the opportunity - what would you be doing; what is your dream?"


"Why don't you pursue it?"


This is a recent conversation that I had with someone. I left the conversation inspired to dream bigger and have much more enthusiasm for what the future may hold.

I usually have a pretty good grasp on what is taking place and hold a positive mindset for the future, but I will admit that sometimes I tend to view my dreams and aspirations as just that and not go for them for whatever reason.

I hate to admit that, but it's the truth.

In a part of my past, (what seems like a life time ago), I was told by a mutual friend of me and a girlfriend - that my girlfriend had labeled me as someone who just 'talks big but will never amount'.

That hurt.

I think I allowed that person to bring me down. It was by my own doing.

It is no more.

I surround myself with positive people. These people are ones that encourage me to pursue my dreams and aspirations. They make me better.

So, this is where I am at.

I have big goals and big dreams. I am in constant pursuit of those goals and dreams.

What does this have to do with Fit With A Purpose, fitness, and weight loss?

It has everything to do with you. You help push, encourage, and keep me founded on what it is I am trying to do.

We (you and me) are building Fit With a Purpose to be a community of encouragement, fierceness, and a logical path to success. When starting this site, it was an half-hearted attempt to simply keep track of a couple miles.

It has transformed though - because of you.

I have dreams -- BIG dreams -- because of your support and encouragement.

I have aspirations -- BIG aspirations -- because of your dedication and devotion.

I have success -- BIG success -- because of watching you succeed and push forward.

At some point - I will tell you what those big dreams are...but for now - you will just have to believe me that right now - I am living my life to do the most that I can.

I am not going to let this point in my life (where I am at right now) to be just a waiting room for the "Big Dreams", but to let this time transform into the Big Dreams.

We are not successful by accident.

We push. We strive We struggle We overcome. We drive. We run. We walk. We work. We swim. We lift. We move. We eat. We act. We dream. We aspire. We live. We laugh.

...and the best part is

...we are doing all of those things

...with purpose.


Keelie said...

Right on, Seth. And you kinda already proved that friend of a friend of a friend wrong.


I am SO glad there is a purpose.


Kate said...

Beautiful and inspiring post. I have been stuck at the crossroad trying to decide what the next step is. It's hard as you get older and make good money and need that money to support your family, how do you make a change at 40+ years old? I know I need to do what is also best for me, right now just trying to figure out what that may be. I have found that you come to that crossroad many times during your life. What might have been right then, may not be right now. It's kind of an exciting adventure should you choose to look at it that way! Again, inspiring post!!

-J.Darling said...

I found myself in a similiar rut recently. Probably will throw up a blog about it on my Journey Book today. :)

kathyj333 said...

I, too, have some big dreams. I say go for it.

Juli's Journey said...

Wow. We all seem to be stuck at the crossroads. I am debating on going back to school to get my Master's, but it would be in an entirely different field than I am currently in. The pull is SO great that I think I might have to persue it. Thanks, Seth, for the eye opening post.

Patrick said...

Inspire us, inspire yourself.
Altogether now - Go Gett'em!

Sayre said...

When you surround yourself with like-minded people, even those seemingly out-of-reach dreams are more attainable. That is what this blog has become - your community of like-minded people when it comes to fitness!

Andrew is getting fit said...

One of the things I love about the blogosphere is that it is filled with people who will cheer you on.

therightfit said...

The blogging community is really great. We motivate each other to do things we thought we weren't capable of!

Staci Dombroski said...

Such an inspirational post :)

snoconegirl said...

wow what an inspiring post..i love it are right..we need to keep going and keep dreaming and keep doing..very touching..kelli

♥ Kenz ♥ said...

Good for you Seth! You own your've made some big changes which, no doubt, proves that you can make more. Go for it.

On a different note, I was talking about you with someone important to me who has recently lost 258 pounds. We were talking about mini makeovers, etc. And you can to mind immediately because your transformation from cute guy to super hot guy is totally undeniable. It's completely inspiring. Just saying.

Keep dreaming big and turn those dreams into goals. Make it happen Seth!

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