Wow, Team LIFE, lead by the #6 and #11 leadership gurus in the World, Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady, respectively, is embarking on one of the most exciting journeys that I can imagine. It is called the MENTAL FITNESS CHALLENGE, or short MFC!!
How many of you guys have ever been on a diet to loose weight? How many ever lost weight while on the diet and regained it after getting off the diet?!? It sure has happened to me. Why does it not work? The only way to implement LASTING change is to change your habitual behavior, your habits. And a diet focuses on fitness for your body but until your mind changes, your thinking is brought under your own control, lasting change cannot happen. That is where the MFC comes in, it a fitness program for your mind!! Monday this week, I opened my MFC kit and got started. First you have to determine which area you are going to attack, so you take an assessment test where you answer a number of question and the program than ranks how you rate yourself in the areas of 13 Resolutions that Orrin shared in his book RESOLVED (part of the MFC kit). You can then ask friends, family, associates, mentor, etc. for anonymous 360 degree feedback and discover discrepancies between how you rank yourself and how those who know you grade you. Here is a great article from Orrin Woodward going into details.
Talking to my wonderful wife, Lindsey, I asked her whether my 90 day challenge should focus on a business goal or a personal goal and we both agreed, it should be a family goal, so here it is:
I, Holger Spiewak, will focus on becoming a better father in the next 90 days!!
God has blessed me with 4 awesome kids (#5 is due in July…), and I want to be the best dad I can be, the dad that they deserve and I am asking everybody reading this, to hold me accountable. Let others know to please do so, as well. This is very important to me. Now part of the MFC is to have Accountability Partners, so you can actually enlist people that will automatically be notified of your progress as you complete daily tasks. Of course, I will not ask everybody reading this to do that but I do encourage you to ask when you see me how things are going.
I am really excited because I already have noticed a change in a positive direction. The 2nd day into the challenge, Lindsey asked me if I would let our oldest son read to me. My initial reaction was to say, “No, I am busy!!”, but because I now have written down on top of my daily progress tracking sheet that I want to improve as a father, I held these words right before they left my mouth and said, “YES, I can!”
Today’s The Day!!!