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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.
New Years Eve…
Time to wave goodbye to 2017 in style.
Well, more like a blurry mess of alcohol fuelled rage.
Then it’s 2018 and all those goals that didn’t get achieved can be forgotten and new ones can be written down.
A little tip for your resolutions –
Write them out by hand in 300 words or less.
This will take less than 5minutes to do and hopefully give you some accountability.
In this 300 words you want the following:
– What the goal is
– Why you want to achieve it (feeling/emotion)
– The good behaviour you need to achieve the goal
– How you will make lifestyle changes to achieve the goal
– Which methods you will use to track your progress
– Time targets
Once you’ve done this print 3 copies.
One to be placed somewhere at home you will see it everyday.
One to be given to someone your trust to help you stay accountable.
One to be kept on your person at all times so you can give yourself a reminder of why you’re making a change.
By doing this little task you will give yourself some more accountability.
The funny thing about goals that people never tell you is that for them to actually stick, they have to give you an insurmountable amount of pleasure that can’t be drowned out by the pain of change.
Yep, people fear change because it’s painful.
All that aside, it’s in your hands now, it’s your play, try not to make it a tragedy.
Happy New Year 🙂
Should you go vegan?
Yes or no?
The choice is yours.
I’m not vegan, however I know plenty and they’re happy as Larry.
Fairly healthy too.
They’re also not the preachy kind either who try to force their beliefs on you, they’re like real sensible people who just want an easy sustainable life 🙂
Did you know there are a lot of reasons going vegan improves people health:
– They start eating more nutritious vegetables
– Processed food intakes takes a considerable dive
– A greater awareness of their food is gained
– Accountability, consistency and adherence suddenly appear
– Eating more nutritionally dense foods, yep this again
There are more reasons, however those are the initial ones.
Do I feel this is for everyone?
However it’s not as terrible as some people make out, for starters you won’t waste away (unless you’re not planning your meals correctly and eating enough calories).
You will get plenty of protein.
The food options you’ll have are numerous.
All in all you’ll have little to none of the perceived issues that people say you will have, unless YOU aren’t planning your nutritional needs correctly, however that’s all on you, nothing to do with being vegan.
As with anything it’s a choice, be that for moral or perceived health reasons.
You often find when you get in to discussion with people about these topics they take one of two routes for some reason to convince you of their bias/point:
– argumentum ad passione (appeal to emotions)
– argumentum ad hominem (personal attacks)
Occasionally people draw in morality to the fray as well, usually rendering their points moot at best.
If you want to get a point across try to be reasonable and friendly, attacking someones morality or trying to emotionally blackmail them isn’t the most optimal route to take, just saying.
Now in our modern world we can live in any which way we choose, however it seems that people want to force others to conform.
If said people don’t conform all hell breaks loose.
When contemplating a choice try to gather the facts, the unbiased, non-emotionally charged facts.
Them look at the bigger picture and decide if it’s for you.
Say it is for you, great, fill your boots.
However perhaps it’s not, no worries, let go of that thought process and move on.
Seems simple enough, right?
If you’ve been toying with the idea or transitioning, do your research and perhaps give it a go, or don’t, it’s your choice after all.
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.
I came across this article while browsing through the inter webs for knowledge and it’s too good not to share.
Christian Thibaudeau is one of my favourite and his knowledge is phenomenal, you’ll enjoy this read.
I will certainly be giving this a go as I am currently short on time in my own training.