The Starfish Story

There may be times when you are training that you may think it is ok to knock a few reps off your set or have a week of bad meals. We want to remind you that everything makes a difference. So, every thought in your head, everything you say, eat and do all count in the big picture. Today’s story is a classic that will remind you to pay attention to the little things.

Once a man was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Off in the distance he could see a person going back and forth between the surf’s edge and the beach. Back and forth this person went. As the man approached he could see that there were hundreds of starfish stranded on the sand as the result of the natural action of the tide.

The man was struck by the apparent futility of the task. There were far too many starfish. Many of them were sure to perish. As he approached, the person continued the task of picking up starfish one by one and throwing them into the surf.

As he came up to the young man he said, “You must be crazy. There are thousands of miles of beach covered with starfish. You can’t possibly make a difference.” The young man looked at him. He then stooped down and picked up one more starfish and threw it back into the ocean. He turned back to the man and said, “It made a difference to that one!”

You never know which exercise or workout will make the difference. That is why you have to treat all of them like they are the most important. Do this for enough time and you will reach your fitness goals. The following are 3 great quotes to remind you of your power:

How wonderful that no one need wait a single moment to improve the world. -Anne Frank

Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have. -Margaret Mead

One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something. -Henry David Thoreau

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