Tag Archives: discouragement
Posted on15. Oct, 2011 by Setema Gali.
Life has been hard lately. Wait…life has been extremely hellish lately. And when I say lately I mean like well over a year. Well over several years.
Not that I haven’t had joy in my wife, my sons, my relationship with God and with others. But I’ve faced something that I have never faced before.
I’ve been through some tough trials. In college I remember experiencing five shoulder surgeries over the course of my college football career. I remember not being in the NFL during the summer of 2001 but finally ended up with the New England Patriots and we know how that ended.
I remember recently in the past 5 years losing everything and having financial armageddon destroy our path to moving several times, selling possessions and asking within myself “Oh God, where are thou?”
I’ve seen the hand of God guide my family and I through it all. I know He is real. I know God lives and that he is our father in Heaven and that He loves us. I know He has a plan for us. I know He has a plan for me. I know He has a plan for you.
This post is going to be different from the rest. I’ve not holding anything back. I’m not going to tip toe around the “being politically correct” cones hoping that I don’t offend anyone. I’m also not going to use generic terms.
I’ve been going through HELL lately and it’s really tested me. I’ve been depressed, discouraged and even hopeless at times. Hmmm, doesn’t sound like the Setema that I know. I hope this post helps you if you feel the same way that I feel.
God is real. He has a plan for us. I know we lived before we came here. I also know we will live again when we die from this mortal probation. [...]
Posted on23. Sep, 2011 by Setema Gali.
I spent 5 months of this year walking, knocking and talking for Vivint. I was super focused and ready to make things happen in the door to door industry. I finished the year on a high. I hit many of my goals. I was one of the top reps on my team and one of the top rookies in the company.
After 5 months of not working out in the gym my body became really soft. After 5 months of eating Ruffles Cheddar chips, McAllister’s, Chinese Buffets and drinking gallons of Red Bull my body has become anything but athletic…it’s quite sad.
So yesterday my wife says “let’s go to the gym…I found a bootcamp.”
You gotta understand my good wife. She plays basketball 3 times a week with former college greats and volleyball at least twice a week. While we were in Georgia she sought out professional athletic trainer Ryan Bowers of AthElite and trained there for 5 weeks each morning at 6am. She didn’t miss once. Four years ago just after she gave birth to our first child she flew to Samoa and played basketball with the American Samoa National Team for Women’s basketball. During the entire tournament my wife shot 100% from behind the arc. She’s baller status for sure.
During the workout this morning I wanted to cry. Seriously…I was incredibly discouraged.
Two years ago I was 250 lbs of lean muscle and sitting at 12% body fat. I could dunk a basketball easily and my clothes fit great. I used to say to myself “I’ll never let myself get out of shape.” Fast forward 2 years…I look like I should be on the Biggest Loser. No seriously…I think I could win Biggest Loser. [...]
Posted on17. Jan, 2010 by Setema Gali.
I hosted a training call Saturday morning called “Climbing the Mountain.” It was POWERFUL!
You know a training is good when you are giving the training and you are learning and growing just as much if not more than anyone else.
One of my group friends was super excited to be on the call. This was her email to me after she missed it.
“OK, I missed the call. I can’t believe I missed the call. I registered for the call and all week I have been looking forward to the call; I mean telling people about the call and genuinely excited about the call—and I missed it. How do I stop beating myself up about that and increase my excitement about being in the program and go forward. I know, if it was for me in that moment, I would have been there. How do you handle disappointments like this or do you let yourself become disappointed like this? Need your Help!”