1. To relinquish possession or control of to another because of demand or compulsion.
2. To give up in favor of another.

When I reflect on the one thing my most successful clients have in common this word comes to mind: SURRENDER.  “To relinquish possession or control” is not an easy task.  We want so badly to fight for that control and maintain it, yet it’s the very same thing that is often holding us back from reaching our true potential.

The person that comes to mind when I think of surrendering is my friend and fellow Pump & Shred coach, Brooke.  She was my first success story from Anytime Fitness- Fredericksburg and I remember so clearly her hunger for success, how she soaked every suggestion I had for her up like a sponge. There were no questions of “But, why?” or “Are you sure?” or “I know you said to do this, but I decided to do that instead”.  She trusted my expertise, advice, stuck to the plan of action, and got results.  

It always amazes me that people want a change bad enough to seek out help, yet when you provide them with a clear plan of action, they fight you, they fight themselves, and end up going back to where they were right from the beginning. 

When Brooke surrendered herself for success she had no idea the lives she’d impact and the people she’d change along the way. When you fully surrender, you open yourself up to a whole new world.
If what you’re doing isn’t working, “give it up, in favor of another.” When you ask for help, get out of your own way, get out of your head. Fully surrender; you just may surprise yourself.

I think Coldplay says it best with, “But if you never try, you’ll never know just what you’re worth”