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Don’t Do It

Don’t go to the gym.

Had a great hour and a half with our son yesterday after school.  We had ice cream, played catch, rode our bikes and blogged.

Could have gone to the gym, but chose differently instead. Ultimately, a balance is required.  Working out is challenging. Finding time and energy is hard.  Finding excuses is easy.

Having very high health goals makes finding motivation easier.  But it is still a challenge to figure out how to achieve those goals.

Because it is so challenging, most people are tempted to give up on their big health goals.  Don’t do it.

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Who’s watching you?

Who’s watching me? 

Everyone probably.   It’s the same for all of us, I think.

People like to watch other people.   Of course, there are exceptions to just about everything.  But generally speaking, this is a great truth.

So the question then, to me, is “So What”?

Well, the answer for me anyway, is that I use that fact to be careful.

Careful?

Yes, careful.

Why?

Simple example.  Our son is eight.  I can not teach him patience with impatience.  Being around a young child has a tendency to test an adult’s patience.

By being aware of this fact, I can anticipate losing my patience before it happens and actually develop habits to remain calm, even when “my buttons are being pushed”.

This can help anyone, anywhere.  How cool is that? 

Funny thing.  I’ve even applied this to running and use it to stay motivated and focused.  It’s what has taken me from an amateur runner to a world-class runner.  

While this was never my goal, it’s where the path has led.  

Yogi Berra, a former famous baseball player who has funny sayings, once said, “When you come to the fork in the road, take it“.   Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂