**DISCLAIMER- I'm not sure I'd ever drive a MINI (unless of course it was a gift).
I just really like the video**
There have been a few days recently when the thought below crept in my head-
"...just be normal, Trent. Just be mediocre. Mediocrity is so much easier."
-It would be easy for me to get by with barely passing grades in route to becoming a doctor of physical therapy.
-It would be easy for me not to get involved with advocacy for our profession because it takes up too much time.
-It would be easy for me not read outside the classroom because I'd be content being a "regular" 9-5 therapist.
-It would be easy for me to not exercise every day because I'm so busy reading, studying, etc.
-It would be easy for me to eat processed food to save money at the grocery store.
-It would be easy for me to lazily plan client training programs.
-It would be easy for me to stop writing blog posts for this website.
-It would be easy for me to stop responding to questions I receive from my former students from UK.
It would be easy for me to stop doing the "extra" things in my life...I could just be normal for once...
heck, maybe I might still be successful?
My response to these thoughts:
"Success isn't easy. And it doesn't happen by accident."
Success is a planned result of small, successful efforts, repeated every day.
I plan to be successful. Therefore, taking the easy way out will never be an option.
Besides, being "normal" was never something I enjoyed anyways...
(This article is from back in late January. I had a conversation with a colleague regarding youth athletic development yesterday, which influenced me to repost. You can find Part II to this article here
Does the development of our youth have anything to do with their future athletic success?
Shouldn't the head sport coach run all the youth training programs? Isn't he the expert on youth sports?
What effect does parent involvement and early specialization have on a young child's "love of the game?"
If you're a parent, coach, teacher, or anyone else involved in youth sports, knowing the answers to these questions is crucial to the athletic development of our youth...
How many workouts have you skipped in the past month?
Now how many of those workouts were skipped because you either:
a) didn't have enough time to go to the gym, or
b) didn't feel like driving to the gym before/after work
In case you didn't notice, both of these excuses have to do with "not going to the gym."
In this post, I will break down the equipment needed to have the ability to exercise from home, prices included!
Warning: You will no longer be able to use "I don't feel like going to the gym" as an excuse after reading...
The first week of physical therapy school is officially in the books. If the remainder of my DPT program follows suit, I will be treating patients before I get a chance to learn how to surf!
Before I bury my nose in a Netter's anatomy book for the rest of the evening, I want to take some time to share something valuable I learned this week, as I believe it to be the most important aspect of working in healthcare: the therapist and patient interaction.
"I will miss seeing these every day."
I received a text from a friend a few weeks ago that read,
"In order to live a rich life,
one must have more beginnings than endings."
My time in Lexington, KY has come to an end, but a new beginning in St. Augustine, FL officially has begun...
(Since today is my last day in Lexington, I decided to give my students one more shout out for their help in putting this post together by reposting it! If you enjoy the article, please share or like it. Reposting previous articles causes all of the previous shares and likes to disappear! Enjoy!)
If you walk into any commercial gym or fitness club, chances are you will see most of the exercises below at least once. This isn't a good thing.
Want to talk about perseverance? Check out my younger brother's determination to grab my flag!
(This is a repost from August. I believe you cannot tell someone "never give up!" enough!)
I see it every day; people calling it quits right before they are about to be successful.
Don't be that person who stops just short of their goal.
Never. Ever. Give up.
Make it happen.