What fills your Facebook newsfeed? Your Instagram feed? Your Twitter feed? Do you turn your phone on every morning to positive, educational, encouraging messages that engrain themselves into your brain and help you to strive to be a better person? OR do you wake up to political banter, the images of people tooting their own horns over how much weight they lifted or how great their butts look in yoga pants, or angry status updates where [insert name here] vented their frustrations with the local Starbucks because the barista put too much sugar in their coffee this morning?
How much time do you spend on social media? Seconds, minutes, hours a day? Think about how that “small” amount of time begins to accumulate. Honestly, how much of that time is spent absorbing quality content that will fill your brain with the possibilities of life? I guarantee that most of us spend our time scrolling through useless content that lacks insight and perspective.
But what if it could be different? What if the majority of the content that you clicked on provided you with a deeper understanding of life, perhaps more educated ideas that challenge you to grow, or genuinely positive information that puts your struggles in perspective. What if you reduced or possibly eliminated the hours of time you spend consuming low quality information and replaced it with positive, thought provoking, insightful content that made you strive to be better. Perhaps it would start to manifest itself in your mind and eventually into your life.
In essence, that’s the reason for creating More Than Strength. As a Strength Coach, I have had the privilege to coach the best athletes in the world, the worst athletes in the world, and everyone in between. It’s given me insight to the human psyche that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise. I’ve learned that getting stronger, becoming healthier, doing hard, physical work where you strive to get just a little better every time you step in the weight room, truly changes people. I’m not talking about physical changes that inevitably accompany hard work, but the mental changes. From the college freshman who lacks discipline and respect in August who learns the value of hard work and persistence by May, to the 65 year old woman who discovers what her seasoned body is capable of after a few months of training, I have never seen anyone become mentally weaker from getting physically stronger.
You see, strength isn’t just about physical ability or how good it can make you look. Strength transcends the physical body and makes you mentally, spiritually, and emotionally stronger. That’s what More Than Strength is about. It’s about people who use strength for more than just a physical accomplishment or to show their followers what they can do… More Than Strength is about sharing the stories of people who use strength to conquer life’s greatest struggles, exceed expectations, and inspire us all to be better people.
If this is what you’re into, if you want to become a part of what’s to come from More Than Strength, sign up for our e-mail updates and follow us on social media. Additionally, if you have any inspirational stories that you think should be shared with the world about how becoming strong has changed someone’s life, please tell us about them here.