I was in a professional wrestling match in a managerial capacity with my long-time tag team partner, but I wasn't medically cleared for ring duty. My partner was working with Marcus "Buff" Bagwell, and my job was to get in Buff's way as much as I could.
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I'd been in the pro-wrestling ranks for a few years, and wrestled a lot of matches. I thought I was pretty good. But truth be told, it was that night that would put me on the path to mastery of my craft.
I wasn't used to being on the outside looking in, and I didn't like it. But being on the outside of the ring forced me to interact with the crowd more than I ever had.
That night, I began to understand the psychology of a professional wrestling match. For the first time, I had a complete 360-degree view of everything that was happening in the arena during a great match with two great performers, and I was acting as a bridge between the crowd and the performers.
It was one of the biggest "ah-ha" moments of my wrestling career. When I was finally able to get back in the ring, I came back a 10 times better performer.
I got it.
When you have been working on a certain goal, things can be moving right along until you have that big "ah-ha" moment that acts as a force multiplier, and takes you to the next level.
It might be getting the right piece of advice that brings everything together, finally working the right training program, nailing it in your nutrition, or getting a consistent sleeping pattern. Whatever it is, that big moment can send your progress throughout the stratosphere.
But you'll only get it by aggressively pursuing success. The aggressive pursuit of success helps attract the right things into your life and teaches what really works for you.
Chase success, and find your "Ah-ha."
Chad Smith is a Hagerstown personal trainer, radio show personality, and author of www.hometeamfitnessblog.com. Find him on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hometeamfitness.