A Personal Training Plan - A Minute of Vision for Men
A Personal Training Plan
In his book The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge, Tony Dungy talks about the importance of having self-control, being disciplined, getting into shape, and committing to a plan. As a player at training camp, Dungy was amazed by how some of the other players would show up out of shape and unprepared.a In the same way athletes train their bodies to be able to run faster and lift more weight, as leaders of our families, we need to train ourselves to be better men.
First Corinthians 9:27 says, “I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.”
How are you training to be the better husband, father, friend, or employee that you long to be? Making time for reading Scripture, praying, and exercising is a good starting point. Many guys I know also meet together in a weekly small group setting to fellowship and sharpen one another.
Being the man you were meant to be takes the intentional discipline of an athlete training for competition.b Don’t let up, and do your best not to go it alone. Develop a plan, and stick to the plan so that you will be ready for the challenges of each day.
I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should. Otherwise, I fear that after preaching to others I myself might be disqualified.
1 Corinthians 9:27
a Tony Dungy and Nathan Whitaker, The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge (Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale, 2011), January 1.
b Check out www.allprodad.com, which offers a variety of resources to help you grow.