Are you evolving?
Are you growing?
Are you getting better at something?
I heard this a long time ago and it has stuck with me, “if you’re not growing, you’re dying.”
When you think about it, it’s true. There is no middle ground.
When we are actively learning or trying to get better at something we are naturally evolving to a better version of ourselves.
If you look back at this time last year are you better off?
With your relationships?
Obviously, health is huge here and often the most neglected, but all areas are important. Does this mean you need to be a robot trying to improve all the time? No, but you do have to be aware of what you are actively choosing to do with your life.
There needs to be a balance with this and there doesn’t. There is a bit of a dichotomy here.
If people come to me with the goal of fat loss. There are two ways to go about it, the long way or the intense way. In my experience the long way takes too long and is oftentimes why people quit.
If your goal is fat loss the best way to reach the goal is an all-out assault on it. That means that you must become obsessed with it, but not in the way you think.
You don’t obsess about the scale or how you look, you obsess over the tactics you use to get there. The tactics are working out, nutrition, sleep, stress relief, etc.
This means that you don’t miss a workout and you give it 100% even when you don’t feel like it. There is no, “I will do it tomorrow.” You get it done.
You have a nutrition plan and follow it religiously day in and day out.
Getting to bed on time is a nonnegotiable.
If people do this and are honest they will see results quickly. Most people do about half or maybe 60% and get minimal results. This leads to frustration and ultimately them quitting.
This is why I think if you have a fat loss goal you should do this for a minimum of 30 days before you give up. Commit 100% and see what happens.
If you see a man or woman that is over 40 and in great shape do you think they started working out 2 years ago? No way. That is years of commitment. This is what blows me away when people have spent most of their adult life not giving their health any priority at all can’t understand why after a month they haven’t lost 10-20 pounds.
You can apply this to just about anything. Look at money. If you have never saved anything or very little and then when you are over 40 wonder why your retirement looks bleak you’re simply lying to yourself.
This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bother it just means you need to focus more than if you had started years ago.
This takes discipline. It’s tough but the rewards are worth it.
Take a minute and visualize the feeling of looking and feeling your best.
It feels good. That’s the feeling you’re chasing and you can have it.
I am not going to lie there is work and sacrifice that comes with this in order to hit that goal. The reward will be great, but it is on the other side of you putting in the work.
What area of your health do you need to change?
Get honest and get after it!