Everyone Has A Plan Until They Get Hit in Meridian

July 21, 2017

"Everyone has a plan until they get hit", this was a quote from Mike Tyson. He was thought of as the most ferocious heavyweight boxing champion ever, by many. This was his response when he was asked by a reporter what he thought about his next opponent's strategy to beat him. What he said is very meaningful in life as well. We all make plans, make commitments, tell ourselves we are going to make changes - and then life hits.

  • I was working out every evening, then I was really tired one night and skipped my workout in Meridian.
  • I had a great diet going and then I had to go to that party with all that good food.

    I was saving lots of my paycheck and then they had a sale at my favorite store.

    We all know the story, we had a plan until we got hit...

  • While others can get knocked off course by the simplest little excuse.

    The key is whether we see getting hit as a reason to deviate from our plan. Or does getting hit make us even more committed to accomplishing our plan? What if we viewed challenges (getting hit) as stepping stones to get stronger? Stepping stones to test our grit... Stepping stones to help us grow....

  • Our true character is uncovered when things get hard, when we are forced to deal with challenges we would rather not face, when we are hit by a heavyweight champion called LIFE.... How do we respond?
  • I recall a story about my friend Steve Appleton, the former CEO of Micron. He had flown in for a meeting in Japan and arrived very late, around 1:30 in the morning. His team dreaded having to wake him up at 5:30 to brief him for the meeting. They were very surprised he didn't answer his door when they knocked. They were even more surprised when he came walking down the hall toward his room. He had been in the hotel gym working out. He casually informed them, "I always train at 4:30 in the morning". The fact he had only gotten around 3 hours of sleep had no bearing on whether he worked out or not.

Be Blessed.

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