Saturday, 27 November 2021

F Faith and Fitness

It Is What It Is... NOT!

My good friend, Michael Mills posted this recently on social media and it really spoke volumes to me. Michael is a huge inspiration to this world. He has overcome many obstacles which most of us will never experience. He has taken control of his situation by choosing to overcome and make the absolute most of his life. You can find him on Facebook to learn a little more about him....Chasing Michael Mills. This is his perspective of....”it is what it is”. I absolutely agree with his perspective and I think you will too!

“It is what it is.”

I’ve never been a fan of this phrase.

It’s just a way to express apathy for lack of control.

Saying the phrase doesn’t make us feel better; it makes us feel defeated.

Maybe we wouldn’t use it so much if we didn’t expect to have complete control in the first place.

You will not always be gainfully employed.

You will not always have your loved ones by your side.

You will not always be injury-free in mind and body.

It’s key to understand that only two things can be controlled: your actions and your expectations.

You must expect the chaos to creep into all that you do.

Be vigilant and expect the transition from good to bad and bad to good.

Know that these transitions are inevitable.

When you realize this, you will prepare your actions accordingly.

You will anticipate the chaos and you will be ready to take action and bring order to it.

Do not settle for defeat! Do not fall into apathy over what comes your way! Face the chaos....the good and the bad...and make the MOST of it! “It is what it is”....this is something we should never say or the perspective we should have! IT IS WHAT WE MAKE IT!

Columnist: Kellye Davis Williams


Kellye Davis Stellman is a personal trainer, gym owner, and certified Life Coach who focuses on the health and well being of her clients as well as coaching them to make positive changes that will impact the rest of their lives.  She helps them achieve their health and fitness goals as well as encourages them to strive for and achieve their “life goals” with her message of hope. 

Kellye resides in East Atlanta with her husband Keith.  She has 4 daughters and 3 grandchildren.  She is an active member of The Tabernacle Church.  In her spare time she loves traveling, spending time with her husband and daughters, shopping, and simply enjoying coffee with friends. 



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