Mental Fitness Challenge
At last weekend’s Spring Leadership Conference, TEAM LIFE rolled out their latest tool/product, the Mental Fitness Challenge. The MFC is a program that aims to change people from “the inside out.”
The press release announcing the MFC is especially interesting:
The Mental Fitness Challenge (MFC) is here, and it is an adventure like no other. Developed by seven of the country’s top leadership gurus, nationally acclaimed speakers, and personal transformation experts, with NY Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling authors Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady leading the way (visit their highly acclaimed blogs here: (http://orrinwoodwardblog.com and http://www.chrisbrady.com ), this program will awaken the mind and change lives. The MFC is a rare, comprehensive personal development program that provides those struggling with the opportunity to “Live the Life You’ve Always Wanted.”
Seven of the country’s top leadership gurus? We know it’s a stretch to place Orrin and Chris among the country’s top leadership gurus, but now all of the TEAM Policy Council members are top leadership gurus? Looks like they took my “advice” to heart!
Consisting of a variety of new materials combined with updates of materials that have proven timeless and effective year after year, the MFC format is presented as three modules – one for each month – that are packaged in stylish, protective casing. The MFC is strategically and effectively designed to exercise the mind and teach success thinking in the thirteen aspects of life covered in Orrin Woodward’s book RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions for LIFE. For 90 days, a mere three months of life, anyone has the chance to make an investment that offers a lifetime of returns.
In other words, the MFC will consist of recycled material from previous TEAM/LIFE tool packs. Current TEAM/LIFE members will have to buy these tools once again. After all, you have to have the latest version in the shiny new box!
Participating in a challenge or boot camp is usually done with the goal of losing weight, toning one’s body, and/or building muscle. In the bigger picture, it’s about feeling good and gaining a sense of accomplishment. These programs are great, and highly recommend; however, the one failing component of these programs is that they are temporary. Once the typical challenge or boot camp ends, there is a perceived ending—an invisible but powerful sensation. For some, the challenge may be the spark that leads to a life changed forever. However, for the vast majority, it was an undertaking that required all the motivation one can muster just to make it through, so continuing to follow the program is highly unlikely.
Grammatical mistakes aside, can’t this same analogy apply to TEAM’s quarterly major seminars?
This 90-Day Challenge never ends. Sure, the Challenge itself will only take 90 days to complete, but unlike a new diet or exercise boot camp, the transformation achieved is permanent. The Mental Fitness Challenge (MFC) will certainly require work, dedication, and persistence. There are no promises for instant results or miracles of any kind, but with faithful adherence to the program, thought processed will be renewed.
Of course, it never ends. That’s because TEAM LIFE wants you to stay on the program forever.
The same material that you can get in the MFC or in the TEAM LIFE tools, you can get for free at the local library or via the Internet. If you’re serious about improving your life, don’t look to one source for all the answers, look to multiple, independent sources.