One thing that people universally desire from any for of exercise is a result.
Now what this result is can differ, however there is still one that is sought after.
Believe it or not this is why people actually start training.
What keeps people training is them actually achieving the result, not just enjoying the training.
In my experience people always seems o enjoy their training more when they feel it’s working, doubly so when it actually works, funny that.
If you are honest with yourself how much would you really enjoy something that isn’t giving you any real benefit or providing you a satisfactory feeling/result?
Not long I’m willing to bet.
I don’t say this on a whim either.
I say it because it’s true and working with hundreds of people of the years has only proven this, despite what conventional wisdom and popular opinion may say.
When you’re getting nothing from something you won’t do it for long, and even if you enjoyed it at the start that won’t last.
One of the biggest reasons we do anything is because we want something.
The modern attitude will say this is selfish and should be shamed, yet is there really anything so wrong with wanting more or the best for yourself?
No, there isn’t.
(so long as you’re not hurting other people to achieve it)
These days we allow people to fail.
In fact we almost encourage it by saying things such as:
“You’re fine just as you are.”
“If you enjoy doing it then keep doing it.”
“Do what makes you happy.”
While on the outside they all seem like the right and good things to say, this isn’t always the case.
There are many situations where when people do what makes them happy the consequences are disastrous, same goes for not pushing people out of the comfort zone to grow and shed their shell so that they can gain a new one.
Personally I hold inclusivity in contempt for this.
You see in trying to include everyone there were two paths to take to achieve this.
1 – Bring them up to higher levels
2 – Lower the current levels to make it easier
Our modern world went for the latter and as a result it’s made a lot of people weak, both physically and mentally.
This isn’t good.
Why would you not want to bring people up?
Now there will be plenty of people who say this isn’t fair, it makes people feel bad and so on, which may indeed be the case, however life isn’t fair. Life has never been nor will ever be fair.
The easy and fair life is a pipe dream.
The sooner people realise that the better, and the more willing they are to accept that it’s okay to want to improve on what they have and strive for more the faster they’ll progress.
While it may be considered selfish to want more, that doesn’t mean it’s not a worthwhile thing to chase.
Thinking back to your own training over the years, what did you enjoy the most?
Now think about when you got the best results (or achieve a goal you really wanted), did you enjoy the training/process purely because of the training/process or was it worth it because of the reward at the end?
Share your thoughts below.