Monthly Archives: January 2018
These days it doesn’t take much to make a change, not really.
We have endless options at our disposal in the realm of physical culture, yet many still don’t see any value in it.
The classic excuses come out and one of the main reasons for this is because that in each persons social circle they may indeed not need to do anything as they could be the big fish int heir small pond.
They might be the fittest, leanest, strongest, and so on.
Yet the second they step out of this place they are hit by anxious thoughts, often they will say “I don’t like X, people are too judgemental their.”.
I can tell you one truth, no one really gives a shit about what you’re doing, not really – especially in the gym.
As a people we should always be looking to better ourselves, may won’t, however perhaps they should.
Let us say in your group you are top dog, this is all well and good, especially for your ego, however it’s not conducive to progress.
If you are top dog it might be time to leave your current social circle and find a better one, a tougher one that will force you to start at the bottom again.
This goes for business and a great many other things too.
One sure fire way to light a fire under your ass is to find people that are better than you, never be content with being the dominant force, always be the once chasing because it will keep you sharp, hungry and most importantly, humble.
Or don’t, the choice is yours.
Goals are interesting things.
Often they are arbitrary in their nature, just a means to an end, or rather a distraction.
Just things to keep one busy.
It is not uncommon for people to play a finite game and set goals that take them sideways in life, rather than forwards.
Perhaps because what they are aiming for is not of their own volition.
Instead of goals, wouldn’t it be novel if people did things based on their passion, desire or as some call it, the infinite game.
Those who tend to do this are the ones who just do what needs to be done.
You’ll find there is no distraction, just action.
A great many these ways will find things to stop them having to face real life as it were.
This happens year to year until eventually father time has almost run out and then they say things such as “I would have achieved this if is wasn’t for that.” or “If I had X, I would have gotten Y.” and maybe even “If I knew then what I knew now.” or other classics to justify their mundane life.
Not that this is necessarily a bad way to live, after all not everyone can see their own limitations and either do what needs to be done to keep moving forwards or admit that perhaps a different course of action is better.
If you look at the people who we can call successful you will see that they are not always what you expect.
They didn’t always have the best start, all the resources they needed, any of the desired opportunities and much more, however they are often the ones who stuck it out for the long haul and after years of paying their dues were finally rewarded.
Look at people in education.
They go to school, college, uni, then go on to doing further degrees, masters, PHD’s or similar, then end up not getting the position they want for a lack of experience, usually because they chose to stay distracted from the real world and accepting that to finish with not only all the bells & whistles, also experience they’d have to struggle, and I mean really struggle by working for a pittance in the field they want toe excel in so that when they came out the other end of the grinder they’d hit the ground running.
You’d be surprised how many will always have reasons as to why they didn’t achieve, yet very few ever look at what needs to be done, perhaps because their goals are arbitrary distractions, or worse, not even their own.
To find your own drive, your own passion.
That is the infinite game.
The one that will have you moving forwards, not sideways or in a circle on the spot.
It’s never easy to accept that things are often harder before they are better, especially when ‘harder’ isn;t a short term thing, it’s something that often lasts decades and even lifetimes.
Which will you be?
Will you create distractions to keep you busy or will you face the real challenge?
Just some food for thought.
There is always a lot of conflicting information in the world.
Be that from points of view based on experience, or substantial evidence that goes against a persons long held beliefs.
Now there isn’t much I can teach people about mindset, not really.
Most know as much as they will ever need to know.
It doesn’t matter if they are correct in their assumption or not, as far as they care, they know enough and that’s cool.
We are not really hear to tell people what should or shouldn’t be done, if we did it takes away their responsibility or at least their need to claim responsibility for their own choice.
It’s easy to say “I did X because Y told me to.”.
This is something we do from a young age because we are conditioned to follow orders, yet ironically not he other side of the coin we are told to think, act, feel and do four ourselves, so long as it fits in with everyone else’s & the larger agenda.
Much conundrum there is.
Be kind, but not too kind you become a door mat.
Be strong, but not too strong you become cold.
Be confident, but not too confident.
The list goes on.
I’d like you to sit and just think about yourself for a second.
What do you want?
Honestly, just you, clear your mind of all the initial thoughts because the chances they are not your thoughts is very high, they are conditioned ideas & responses, they’re not your responses.
Freedom of thought, such a scary thing when you’re used to being told how to think for so long.
So I will ask again, what do YOU want?
I don’t just mean fitness related by the way.
Take some time out, away from the world and all it’s technology and just sit quietly, don’t dwell on thoughts that come in, let them come and go, eventually you will start to hear your own thoughts and not everyone else’s.