Just last night Melissa and I watched a movie called Stronger starring Jake Gyllenhaal.
It’s based on a true story about the life of Jeff Bauman. Bauman was waiting at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in 2013 waiting for his girlfriend. Unfortunately he was standing right by the bombs placed by terrorists and lost his legs from the knee down. I’m not going to give the movie away but Bauman actually found much more purpose in his life after this traumatic incident through helping others deal with pain. #BOSTONSTRONG
Switching gears, I recently started working with a group of 5 people through an advanced nutrition and accountability program called Answers. At the end of the meeting, one of the members, John said something profound. He quipped, “So it seems this program is largely about holding each other accountable. While I’m sure we’ll all benefit, we’ll be able to help each other just as much.”
Finally, I was at church with my family on Sunday just like every week. The church is gearing up to start various small groups where people get connected with each other to learn and grow. The pastor made what I thought was a really good point. He said something like, “You may feel like you don’t need any help and therefore don’t need to be part of a group. But what about others that need your help? Perhaps God brought you through something so that you can now help others.”
All 3 of these examples illustrate the importance of not only growing our selves but looking at the bigger picture and influencing others.
It’s amazing what even small actions can do to not only improve your life but also influence others in a positive way.
I’ve been talking a lot about purpose lately. Our purpose is always going to be something that has an impact on others. We don’t live on an island.
I love that I get to see that happening at TBBC every day!
Billy Hofacker – Owner & Transformation Coach at Total Body Boot Camp – BS, CSCS