Darren wrote this in our private team group the other day and it was so powerful I had to share it here with you . . .
Whether or not you're in this photo, know this: YOU ARE PART OF SOMETHING SPECIAL.
When you become a part of Team Fit and Funky, we become a part of YOU. We're bigger than any one individual. We're a force to be reckoned with. And every time one of us succeeds, we all do.
That's why we're not letting anyone get in our way this year. Which means we're not letting anyone get in YOUR way either—especially you. Because without you, we're just a cute logo. And logos don't inspire change. PEOPLE do.
It doesn't matter your rank, state, age, weight, or color. You are OUR people. And we are yours. Each of us have lofty goals and ambitions. But if any of us are going to accomplish them, we have to work together. Which means no doubting ourselves.
If you want something, GO GET IT. And don't take any shit from anyone that tries to get in your way—especially yourself.
Because one year from now, we're meeting back on these steps. And every single one of us is going to be sitting there with 2 things:
1) A sense of accomplishment
2) A bottle of sanitizer (steps are filthy)
We are all showing up at Summit next year having accomplished something that we didn't think was possible today. Whatever that is. However it gets done. NO EXCUSES.
If you catch yourself saying, "I know, but . . ."
BUT NOTHING. Shut that shit down. Anything that follows BUT is just you making an excuse. And from here on out, you don't make excuses. You make action. And you find a way.
On Team Fit and Funky, WE GO THE DISTANCE. And going the distance is hard as hell. It's going to hurt. It's going to suck. It's going to be frustrating and you'll probably cry.
But when you eventually reach your next goal—which you absolutely will—the tears of joy we'll share together will wash that pain away. And all that’ll be left is a giant puddle of proof that YOU CAN. And YOU DID. And YOU WILL.
Because whether we fail or succeed, we start again. We go back to work. We take every opportunity to create a new puddle of proof. Then we wipe it up and start again. And again. And again. Because that's how we improve.
WE ARE TEAM FIT AND FUNKY. And going the distance is what we do.