Just because you think you’re gonna be successful doesn’t mean you’re actually going to be successful. That’s a trap. Pretending that you don’t have a problem staying consistent with your fitness workouts is a waste of time. Acting like Doritos and donuts are not your favorite foods is silly. You’re better off facing the fact that it’s likely you may fail and then come up with a strategy for minimizing the failure, working around it, or just simply surviving the failure. Life is about mistakes. If you want to win you got to know how to lose.
I’m usually a pretty positive minded guy. However, I’m a realist, first and foremost. We all have to face reality. Frankly, the idea that you can do whatever you “put your mind to” is bullshit – most of the time. They say that most people think they are above average. Most people feel that they’re smarter than most people. Think about that. That’s mathematically impossible.
If we’re so smart, why do we keep kicking ourselves when we fail to lose weight, get in shape, or keep the extra pounds off? We tell ourselves that if we can do anything we put our minds to then clearly we are either not focused or not working hard enough. We all want to succeed but are we all willing to put in the work to be successful?
Start by having a fitness failure plan. What are you going to do in the event of the failure? What’s your recovery plan? And how will you avoid this setback in the future?
Now don’t get it twisted. I’m not suggesting that you get all comfy with the idea of failing to meet your fitness goals. But if you’re comfortable with losing and failing then you’re a lost cause anyway. Losing weight, getting stronger, faster, and more athletic is a grind. It’s not a short-term process. It’s perseverance, focus, and determination. Author Jim Collins says “good is the enemy of great.” Don’t be satisfied with short-term gains. Keep pushing toward your goal.
Remember: Your fitness plan is less important than your fitness CONTINGENCY PLAN.
I’ll see you out there.