Lessons Learned From Moving Railroad Ties

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Proverbs 14:23 is just as true today as when it was written over 2,000 years ago.

It says "Work brings profit, but mere talk leads to poverty!"

I grew up living on an acreage lot surrounded by woods. It was a lot of work to keep it up. 

Every weekend my dad had my brother and I out doing chores in the yard.

Our "favorite" was moving railroad ties.  These were long and heavy blocks of wood covered with nasty creosote oil that would cause a rash if it came in contact with your skin.

At the time I didn't understand how moving railroad ties would affect the rest of my life... but it did.  You see, my dad taught us the value of HARD WORK.  We would work hard first and then we got to go have fun with our friends. Many times he paid us extra after completing the work.

That lesson was valuable because it taught me you do the work FIRST and then the rewards come.

I still have that ingrained in my brain that good things (profit) come from hard work.

This goes for every part of our life. 

Whether it's fitness or our relationships...EVERYTHING requires HARD WORK.

Too often we are told the lie that we don't need to work hard to accomplish big things.

  • "Take this pill and you can lose weight without exercise or changing your diet.
  • "Get washboard abs in 5 minutes"
  • "Get rich using other people's money.

You can hear these "false gospels" all over the internet, TV and social media... telling people they don't need to work hard and there are short cuts.

The TRUTH is most of the time when we get results too quickly or easily they usually don't last.

  • 70% of lottery winners end up broke within 7 years of winning the lottery.
  • People who lose weight quickly on some fad diet gain it back with even more fat than before
  • Businesses that use gimmicks are here today gone tomorrow (Can you say Krispy Kreme)

Nothing replaces hard work. There are no short cuts.

Anything that is worth it takes effort.

Here we are in early February and according to the latest stats, over 80% of people have given up on their weight loss/get in shape resolutions for 2022.

Many simply don't want to work hard because their goal simply wasn't that important to them.

Are your goals important to you?

If they are then you should be willing to work HARD for them.

We can not only help you work but also work SMART which is a winning combination.

Just reply to this email to set up a complimentary SUCCESS SESSION.  Here we will interview you to learn more about your goals and lifestyle. From that we will come up with a strategic plan to get you to your goal and make 2022 your BREAKTHROUGH year.

My goal is for us to create 20 life changing transformations in 2022. I want you to be one of them, .

Dedicated to your BREAKTHROUGH in 2022,

Erik Peacock
Puravida Fitness

P.S. In addition to my personal training business, I also have a men's ministry called FIT MINISTRIES.  This is dedicated to building an army of men who want to live their BEST life for the LORD.  Each month I publish a newsletter with a solid plan to move forward in your FAITH, FITNESS, FINANCES, and FAMILY/FRIENDSHIPS.  You can get signed up and grab the latest edition by clicking here.