Try an experiment the next time you are at the gym. Consider the gym to be your Dojo, a place where you can learn more about who you are and how you move through life. Think of exercise as the training tool for becoming stronger and more effective in your life. As if each exercise you encounter during your workout is representative of a challenge you are faced within your life. This can be something as simple as staying focused at work, to something much deeper such as becoming more present in your relationships. Whatever it is for you start by first making that declaration to yourself; saying it to yourself with the purpose of bringing that intent into your workout. For example, “I will be more present at work” or, “I will bring all of what I have to offer into my marriage”. Say this to yourself before you engage each set of each exercise while being conscious of how you hold your ground while performing the exercise. Do you stay focused, or does your mind wander as it does when you are at the office? Do you stay engaged and give it your all as the set becomes progressively harder, or do you find your self becoming ungrounded and wanting to run away? On the flip side of that, do you come in too strong, using more energy than is necessary for the task at hand? This is where the learning takes place. This is where you can make the difference in your life by changing what you do not want to be any longer. This is the training ground for you to become more effective in your life by putting into practice the behavior that will keep you engaged in your life and relationships. Who you find yourself to be when faced with the challenge of exercise is who you will be when faced with the challenge of life. Start making the changes in your workouts and begin to embody that of which you wish to be.