What If … – Impulse Training

What If …

Tim Carter | January 8, 2019

How many times have you used the phrase “What If?”

Believe me when I tell you that you’re not alone if you use the phrase every single day.

On my flight home from San Diego recently, I tried to count the number of times Riley and I had used the phrase when noticing the cloudless blue skies, driving through beautiful scenery, hiking through Mission Trails Regional Park and waking up every morning in Chula Vista.

I lost count.

A lot of times we wondered what it would be like to live in San Diego and experience it in a more permanent capacity than a 3 day vacation. We wondered how much different our lives would be if we moved to California, continued our careers in our respective fields and the connections we would make.

Let me pause by saying that we love Canton, Ohio, the community we’ve surrounded ourselves with, the opportunities we have in our careers and the people that have become family. (Aka, we’re not leaving anytime soon).

However, it still brings me back to the phrase “What If”?

  • “What if” I committed to a healthy diet and lifestyle?
  • “What if” I pushed myself a little harder in my workouts?
  • “What if” I was more present at home or at work?
  • “What if” I stopped letting negative thoughts take over my mind?

My point is this:

I’m not saying you should drop everything and move to San Diego. I’m telling you that you have the power to act.

Every day we wake up with a choice.  A decision must be made in every area of our life. You control what you do, how you act and the person you ultimately become.

So why not make the right choice?  Why can’t you go on a successful diet?  Why can’t you push yourself harder in your workouts?  Why can’t you be more present at home or at work?  Why can’t you block out the negative thoughts?

In 2019, stop saying “What if” and start taking action.

Be Strong. Find A Way.


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Tim Carter

Tim Carter is a former collegiate football player at Walsh University and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing in 2015. He was a 4-year letter winner, named 3 time Academic-All American and 2-Time GLIAC All-Conference team. After graduating from Walsh, he began his professional career as an Admissions Counselor at Walsh University and Assistant Football Coach for the program. He recently earned his Master of Business Administration-Marketing Degree in December of 2017. As of July 2018, he has transitioned into the Assistant Director position within the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Walsh University.

In addition, Tim is a certified USAW Sports Performance coach and is currently working towards his CPT and CSCS. He is also heavily involved in working with youth athletes as Vice President of Beyond the Game, a non-profit organization centralized in Stark County. His personal mantra of “Find A Way” has helped him establish a resilient mindset, which he hopes to instill within others.


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