Guaranteed Instant Results. Get real.
Seriously. We all want them. We all chase them. There are even people who guarantee them.
But the craziest thing I’ve seen is that there are people who actually believe them.
Just yesterday, Labor Day, had a conversation with a friend and I told him I write these blogs for my son.
Yet perhaps, they are really written to myself. You probably don’t understand this, but the real audience is me.
I need daily reinforcement that common sense only works if I make it common practice. Period.
After writing for me and my son, these blogs are written for anyone else who wants to read. But please don’t expect guaranteed results.
Have you started your commitment yet?
A friend told me he recently ran a 5k, and broke the 10-minute per mile barrier for the first time ever. How cool is that?!
He started “running” a year ago by walking his first 5k. Eventually, he was able to run short parts of his 5k’s. Now he runs the entire distance without stopping.
The key for him? He started slow. He made progress gradually. He never stopped.
Now his next challenge is to do it for another year, and another year, and another……
But anyway, what about you? What’s your story?
Whether you know it or not, you’re telling it to everyone you know.
PS. Dream big. Get there. Stay there. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂
“A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools” — unknown
Lane 8 focuses on one of the four, big life choices. Our body – our physical health.
It has also sort of morphed into a secondary (although at times it seems primary) focus of setting impossible goals.
And, like all jeff noel blogs, it is for our son. He’s nine.
Do you have young people in your life?
Do they look to you as an example or a warning?
Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂
It’s getting dark earlier and getting light later.
Autumn is coming and Winter after that. Shorter daylight hours.
If you said, “Jeff, what’s your favorite time to run”? I’d tell you humid mornings, just before sunrise, when there is no need for even a t-shirt to stay warm.
Plus, I get to watch the sun rise. And on a day like that, I’ll be soaked with sweat. That’s the favorite.
Even though they last from March through September, those days are quickly fading. So what?
It’s a constant and significant reminder that motivation is the key.
Cold, dark mornings with oncoming cars, headlights blaring, racing 60-65 mph to get to work. Who needs that? Who wants that?
Actually, I do need it. Without exercise, there’s too much at risk.
Ya with me? Got motivation? Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂
It’s been a productive week. Have poured myself out particularly hard this week. Burning the candle at both ends, so to speak, and therefor, adequate sleep is one of the sacrifices.
Because the world championships are over, there is not a compelling goal in front of me, to make the tough choices easy.
Well, actually, there is a compelling goal. I pick him up at school everyday.
Until you grasp this concept of “purpose” you will remain stuck, and your health goals will only be “resolutions” after a night of drinking too much, eating too much, or sitting around too much.
Remember, from one push up a day to World Championships. All so I can see our son graduate from High School in ten years.
Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂