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Introducing "Bright Spots"

Updated: Mar 14, 2023

I want you to be as motivated as possible. Why?

Because I know that if you are motivated, then you have a higher chance of being successful. And if your potential for success goes up, then so do the chances that you will reach your goals! Goals - those things you and I talk about regarding exercise, nutrition, mobility, and overall health & fitness? So again, I want you to be motivated. You do too.

Here’s what we know about motivation:

  1. Success has to happen before you’ll become motivated

  2. Success has to KEEP happening.

  3. We don’t always recognize success when it happens. We’re pretty hard on ourselves.

A lot of gyms provide access.

Some decent ones provide coaching.

Great gyms provide success.

Thats why:

We prioritize your personal records over a leaderboard.

We track everyone's progress in a special app. (coming soon 😉)

We need to take five minutes every week to reflect on the GOOD in our lives.

The practice of thankfulness doesn’t come naturally to anyone. That’s why we call it a practice: it’s hard, we don’t feel like doing it–and then we feel better once we have. “Bright Spots Friday” is going to be our practice of thankfulness.

Every week in the Percheron Fitness (Community) private Facebook group, we’ll post our “Bright Spots”: things that went right, things we’re celebrating, and little ‘wins’ from the week. Bright spots aren’t always directly workout-related (“I told my boss he needed to extend my deadline”) but practicing gratitude and thankfulness IS an exercise. The first time, you might be reluctant to post your Bright Spots. “I don’t really know these people THAT well…they don’t want to hear about my life.” Or “I don’t want to share all my personal stuff…” So I’ll go first. And I encourage you to follow with one TINY little Bright Spot. Make it workout-related to start, if that’s easier. What did you do RIGHT, or do BEST, or do for the FIRST time this week? Share in the PF Community FB Group.

We’re all family here. It’s a safe place. Look within, and start your weekend happy.

- jP

(inspired by Chris Cooper,

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