Choosing Great Over Good
24 Nov 2014 | Unicity
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Scott was only in middle school when his peers began taunting him about his weight. He said it didn’t feel like he was going to school, but that it was more like he was entering a battlefield.
“Luckily, most days were only an attack of words,” Scott said. “Over time you build up a lot of scar tissue, which gives you tough skin, but tough skin only gets you through the day. Once the day is over, it’s what’s under your skin that really hurts. That’s when the real pain comes because it’s just you with you.”
In high school, Scott was able to lose some weight through sports and using some of Unicity’s products. His confidence grew with his improved physique, but he lost his healthy habits when he went to college and stopped exercising and eating right. Over time, he gained back all his excess weight and more.
“The weight gain came so quickly that I didn’t even see it, when suddenly I was heavier than I had ever been before,” he said. “I made a couple of attempts to get fit again, but they didn’t stick. I was devastated. I thought, ‘How could I let this happen?’”
After a year of college, Scott served a two-year proselyting mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His weight continued to fluctuate on his mission, and Scott decided that he needed to raise his health standards and keep them consistent.
“One night as I was brushing my teeth I took a moment to really look at myself in the mirror,” Scott said. “I really saw myself physically and I was shocked at who I saw looking back at me. I knew that this wasn’t really me. I knew that I was living an unhealthy life. I didn’t want the health issues that come with obesity. I didn’t want the limited physical capacity. I wanted to be the best Scott Jordan I could be.”
Scott was fully committed when he started Transformation after returning from his mission. He was amazed by the results he saw when he put in a 100 percent effort.
“I wanted to accomplish things physically that I never had been able to before,” he said. “I started running with my dad in the mornings and decided to set a goal to run a marathon after finishing my Transformation. I was amazed how quickly I began to improve. As a kid, I used to ride my bike next to my dad while he ran, but I never thought I’d ever be able to keep up with him. But now I was not only running faster, but I also had a hobby I could do with my dad.”
Over the course of his 13-weeks on Transformation, Scott pushed himself to not just be content—he learned to excel. But after a month of positive results, Scott became casual with the Transformation guidelines and his progress slowed.
“I expressed my contentment to my coach, and he said, ‘Good is the enemy of great.’ He was right,” Scott said. “I was becoming content with being good and forgetting about becoming great. I reevaluated my goals, and I re-caught the vision of who I wanted to become. I didn’t want to be a good Scott Jordan, I wanted to be a great Scott Jordan.”
Scott worked hard and during his three months on Transformation he lost 6.25 inches off his waist, 11 percent body fat, and 28 pounds.