Faucets & Drains...

We all have those people in our lives…

You know who I’m talking about.

They just drain the energy right out of you.

They constantly complain, take a lot of your energy to keep going, and are a real drag.

On the flip side, we have faucets.

Faucets are people with an endless amount of potential, forward motion, and possibility.

They are the source provider of the energy.

It is possible to turn a drain into a faucet.

It’s mostly choice.

It’s mindset.

How you look at things…

Are you an energy drag, or are you filled with forward motion and positivity?

Life is filled with enough drains, be a faucet.

I heard this analogy from the great writer, Seth Godin.

I love it.

Most of this stuff comes down to choice.

In her book Mindset, Carol Dweck introduces the concept of a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.

If someone has a growth mindset they believe they can achieve anything, when they get frustrated they persevere through, when they fail they learn, and they love a good challenge.

In comparison, someone with a fixed mindset believes they are either good at something or not, they give up when they’re frustrated, they think they’re no good when they fail, and they don’t like to be challenged.

To continue with the above example, your drains are fixed mindset people, and your faucets are growth mindset people.

In health and fitness it’s important to have a growth mindset, and either be a faucet, or surround yourself with them.

It’s going to be challenging (I’m not talking about the workouts, I’m talking about the long-term journey of just showing up), you’re probably going to fail at some point, and like bathing, you’re going to need motivation and accountability daily.

If you approach it with a growth mindset that excites you, and you know you can overcome it.

That’s why we’re such big proponents of having coaches with you at every workout, and as support throughout the entire journey.

A coach has a growth mindset, they can see the transformation before it even happens, and they can be your “faucet” of energy.

Keep going.

1% Better.

Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling