Coach Erik here:
Growing up I wanted to be the next Larry Bird. Then I wanted to be the next Mark Allen. After that I wanted to be the next Bob Harper. Then one day I decided to be the best Erik Hajer I could be and my life transformed.
Take away: Comparison is the voice of the oppressor. Instead of trying to be a second rate version of somebody else, unleash the power of a first rate version on yourself.
Erik Hajer is an award-winning fitness and wellness coach and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. (Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.
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