Gratitude=Growth


May 17, 2021

 by Chris Romulo
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Everything good in my life never came easy to me. ⁣⁣
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Wins in the ring, opportunities to impact kids from the stage, owning one of the most respected training facilities in NY. ⁣
They’ve all required massive amounts of struggle, setbacks, confusion and disappointment.⁣⁣
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I remember moving to "the Rock" with a vision to change lives and keep kids off the streets. ⁣
My wife and I set up shop on the boardwalk- the only place we could afford to train people. ⁣
We loaded up our wagon full of gear and dragged it to the boardwalk, every training session rain or shine. ⁣⁣
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Sometimes it would just be me and her hitting pads, until little by little people started showing up, to find out what it was all about. ⁣⁣
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Did it suck standing there some days, just the two of us? ⁣
100 percent….⁣ ⁣
Was it necessary? ⁣
100 percent...⁣
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That was just about 12 years ago now.⁣⁣
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Sometimes we question ourselves when things aren’t moving as fast as we need or want them to be.⁣⁣
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We look at the things that we don’t have yet and think it’s a sign to give up or that we are not good enough.⁣
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One simple concept that I’ve learned over the years is…you will never find what you are NOT looking for.⁣⁣
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If you complain and only choose to see the negative output in situations, your brain shuts off all the blessings and the opportunities that we are surrounded by on a daily basis.⁣
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Gratitude: the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.⁣⁣
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Look for gratitude today in the little things and remember you always have the power to choose your state of mind.⁣ ⁣
I am grateful for the opportunity to grow as husband, father and a human being.⁣
I am grateful for my health and the ability to keep building my future.⁣
I am grateful to be coaching men on how to get back in the fight for their own health, well-being and lifestyle of growth…mind and body.⁣
What are you grateful for today?⁣
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Stay the course and CHAMP UP!⁣