Surrounding Yourself with the Right People
Proverbs 13:20 “Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces.”
Not everybody realizes the kind of effect one’s environment can have on them. That includes the people or group one surrounds them self with.
I was never one for lifting weights. It was always a joke to me. Even when my high school basketball coach would make us lift every open gym. I would just spend that time socializing with the guys on the team. It wasn’t until my Senior year of high school when I started taking lifting a little serious. I would lift every day, but I would do it alone and for a short duration of time. I had nobody to help guide me through the process, nobody to coach me, no support group giving me encouragement when lifting. That was until I ran into Trevor Scharpenberg at GNC one day. Trevor helped me pick out the right supplements I was looking for, but he also helped me out in another way. He reached out and invited me to come lift with him and others the next morning at 5 A.M.
Now I’m not sure if Trevor thought I’d actually come or not, but I was completely 100% in from that day on. I saw what he was doing on social media, I saw his progress, I saw how serious he was about lifting. I was willing to let him coach me and to lead me in the right direction lifting the right way.
The 5 A.M. Crew has helped me more than they actually know. I was unhappy at the time. I was dealing with some personal issues and didn’t really have anything to take my mind off them. I didn’t really have any friends I could turn to, or a good group of friends that I could surround myself with to help better myself. This “Crew”, became that group for me. They didn’t know it, but the best part of my day is waking up at 4:25 A.M. to go workout at 5 A.M. I found a group that believed in me, a group to push me past what I thought my limits were. These guys became almost family to me.
I found a group of guys that I never thought I would be friends with and see almost every day when I’m back home. These guys have driven me to better myself, and to push myself. Their undying support and their energy, drives me every day to be better than I was yesterday.
You all don’t know the impact that you have made on my life already. I am excited to see where this journey takes me, and I hope you’ll always be by my side.
Thank you, 5 A.M. Crew. #FWYH