5 Things to quit:
Below is the 1st of 5 issues that I feel stand in the way of helping someone make a success of their fitness goals. Firstly admitting you have one or more of these habits and that they are an issue and secondly making a lifelong commitment to overcome them as they stand in the way of progress an the possibility of you reaching your full potential.
- Making excuses
- Waiting for the “right time”
- Comparing yourself to others
- Believing that you’re not enough
Primarily I’m talking about fitness but the below is related to many aspects of everyday life.
- Making excuses
Life is all about priorities. Your biggest priority should always be: you. Your happiness, your health and your self-confidence are your number one job. If you can do that job well, everyone and everything around you will fall into place. People often get it wrong by placing their jobs, their material items, and others before their fitness. The number one excuse I hear is : I didn’t have time. In my eyes we all have time, it’s simply a case of how we want to spend it. With my experience of 13 years as a Personal Trainer based in Paris, I can tell you that the people who have the most excuses about why they couldn’t fulfil fitness obligations and other fitness related objectives have a very low success rate across the board while people who accept responsibility in turn enjoy success almost every time.
Fit people don’t only train when the sun is out and when they have a day off. People who are successful at training consistently are always looking for ways to squeeze in a workout, they look at their weekly schedule and ensure sport is a priority alongside family, work, friends etc. Think of it as a full immersion; not just sport, but time alone to think, mediate, plan your week, year, life. Sport is also a great way to socialise and meet people with similar goals, habits and interests. Expand your social circle, learn more about yourself, and of course, shed that extra weight!
Clear, transparent and honest self-appraisal has helped me so much in my life. We all have room to reevaluate ourselves and get back on track or change courses all together. I assure you that admitting I have one or more of these habits and then making a lifelong commitment to overcome them is helping me become more like man I would like to be.
Look out for part 2 coming soon – Waiting for the right time