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If 2017 didn’t go the way you’d hoped, don’t worry, 2018 won’t be that different.
We are creatures of habit, unfortunately.
Some may even call us lazy.
Think about it for a second, there are plenty of less than optimal things people willingly choose to continue doing each day (for what ever reason), things such as smoking, drinking, drugs, binge eating, crossing the road without looking, telling their significant other they’re wrong, the list of things people do that are hazardous to their heath just goes on and on, yet the repeat their patters everyday.
Do you repeat yours?
If you do, this shouldn’t be a cause for concern, is should just be acceptance that you have a choice to make and you’re making it.
Now except for truly extenuating circumstances, most of the things that happen to us are of consequence related to our choices, be those immediate or delayed.
Take eating terribly for example.
This is something people do willingly because the risk-reward is worthy it currently. Give it perhaps 10 years and they may find they’ve pilled on 5+ stone, this might be enough for some to decide that they’ve not made the best choices in life and start to implement small yet sustainable habit/lifestyle changes to lead a more fulfilling life.
On the other hand some will go the other way and fall in to the group that say “Sod it, no point in changing now.’. This may eventually result in a medical issue – heart problem, diabetes etc – however it’s something they’re willing to have happen and thankfully because of the great advancements in medical care it can be managed and their poor quality of life sustained.
Could you imagine if medical help was only give to those who lead a mostly optimal life in terms of their lifestyle habits?
What a change that would be.
Sweet treats would be just that, treats had on rare occasions, not a staple ‘food’ of daily life. Then there would be the amount people smoke, geez that could even be a relic of a forgotten past.
Sadly though this will never happen and as such is moot point at best.
That said, I want you to give it some thought. Think about what you’re doing to yourself, supposing that you were not born with or unfortunately become afflicted by a serious medical condition and had the ability to leads a healthy, active life and just thought you’d rather slop around, get fat, become increasingly more unhealthy and slowly destroy yourself one day at a time.
Okay, that is quite harsh, however it’s true for many people.
Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to work with people who through no choice of their own have had a very hard life, rife will illness, poor health and much more, yet they make the best choices they can to get the best out of their life and optimise what little healthy they have. Then there’s you, smashing 2 bottles of cola a day while finishing of a pac of 20 super-kings over a nice Dominos.
Remember you don’t have to change your life, you don’t have to value your health, you don’t even have to care what others think about you and how you live your life, what I would urge though is to think about those who didn’t get the healthy start you did and the fact that you’re choosing sickness over wellness.
Go on, think about it long and hard.
Many don’t value their heath until it’s gone, please don’t be one of them.
7 NEW revolutionary lessons to a stress free life…… Just kidding, you can find this shit anywhere online these days :)
Keeping up with the Kardashians.
Proof that being an idiot can have you winning at life.
The rise of reality TV has been amazing to watch of the subsequent years, however it’s lead to the breeding of a generation of idiots.
Deluded idiots at that.
Some people will be offended by that truth, oh well, be offended it’s your right after all.
This mentality has bleed in to the fitness industry as well.
So much so that there are two clearly defined camps:
– Evidence based people
– Everyone else (anecdote, instafamous etc)
Well, that’s have the former would have you see it.
It’s easy to see how and why people are getting confused about what to do for optimal results.
For the average person they’ve complicated fitness & nutrition beyond belief.
The evidence based lot often end up getting people to delve in to science they’re not interested in and lambaste anyone who doesn’t follow their view.
Everyone else will simply share the latest fad craze and tell people what they want to hear, regardless of if it is going to be useful to them.
Is is any wonder people are frustrated these days.
Where should people start?
Who’s should they listen to?
What are they meant to believe?
Three questions that have so many answers you couldn’t ever hope to know them all.
That said, here are three simple considerations for you, it’s your choice if you want to delve in to these more or not.
– Start by looking for the leading authorities in the filed you want to delve in to – evidence & anecdotally based.
– Next find people who have consistently grown in the field, not just in success, in their own education and views. If they have changed over they years that’s a good thing because it means they are searching for the truth and best possible answers for people, hopefully.
– You can believe what you want, however always question it or at least look for views to oppose your own beliefs so you can gain the broader perspective, don’t become dogmatic.
*Bonus – Always look to learn & question why, please also remember that there are some great people out there who give away a lot of great info for free, there’s always two sides to a coin, just try not to be on the same as the Kardashians and their ilk.
Take the above and do one the following:
– Apply it to your life
– Ignore it and move on
If what I’ve said is something you consider absolute bollocks, great, you don’t need to heed my words, that’s your choice.
However perhaps it’s struck a cord of intrigue, if so you should look in to it.
The power of free will & choice, use it wisely.
1 – Most don’t know what they need to do and as such need it clearly signposted
2 – It helps people feel less pressure, basically they can blame the structure for failure rather than themselves
3 – Things such as accountability and more responsibility become easier to administer
4 – Recorded data makes for a great confidence booster to show them how far they’ve come
5 – It teaches them how to achieve success on their own
Now there are those rare people who don’t need a framework to make their own success, if you’re one of them then we’ll see each other at the top. If that’s not you it’s not a problem, just ask for help and it will be yours.
Short & simple today.