Don’t overthink

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Dear reader,

Well, well, well. I’m feeling GREAT as of now – just got off an impromptu video calling session (on the blighted smartphone, hehe) with my family – and I feel like a bazillion bucks!

Now, yes, I’ve written before my take on the “impromptu” calls – but then again, things happen for a reason, and to be honest I feel great every time I see my little girl’s face, be it in person or on a “video call” as it were.

I was actually in the middle of doing something when she called – but when I brought that up “gingerly” to my wife, here’ s the response I got –

“Hmm! Don’t be oversmart! Stay right there, Papa!”

And though the “gorilla” does indeed have a bonafide grip like a pair of pliers – even HE listens when the “female” speaks, hehe.

Stay right there I did, as you might well imagine. . .

Laugh all you like, my friend – what I said is true – but it got me thinking about something, and that being – don’t overthink issues.

Most people are WAY too quick to do two things – a) find reasons to criticize and b) OVER-think.

Case in point being a customer I had a few years ago who was wanting me to train her, but had so many questions before that that it would literally fill up a book and more if I were to type them out here.

“Why do the pushups work?”

<reason given and not accepted>

“But why does the deep breathing help more? I don’t think it does, so why?”

<reason given, and not accepted>

“But how can bodyweight squats work better than anything else? I mean, the people on the forum said it doesnt work, and you say it does so …”

Ugggggg. I could go on and on, but you get the picture.

Look, my friend – the bottom line is – and  I mention this in 0 Excuses Fitness – think and then DO – but do NOT overthink.

Not only is “overthinking” a massive waste of time and therefore counterproductive, it also leads to nothing but a mental reaffirmation of EXCUSES as to why  you “cannot do a certain thing”.

Those that overthink are usually the same people who are subconsciously (whether or not they realize it is another issue) looking to “justify” reasons as for their “perceived failure”.

“Oh, I’ll never be able to get as fit as him. Ho hum!”

And the mind works overtime to find reasons to “justify” the above, and the end result?

Said person turns into even more of a couch potato or lardass than before, pretty much because they’ve themselves “conditioned their own self to fail”.

Amazing, but true – and happens on a daily basis, my friend.

Don’t let it happen to you.

Why are pushups better? Well, as the Chinese sometimes say, “there’s no why”.

They just are. Do them for a while the way they’re supposed to be done, and you’ll be writing back with reasons as to why they’re better yourself.

Ditto for the squats and everything else.

Key is to stop thinking – and do – and do NOW.

I know a lot of you on this list have been thinking about getting yer mitts on the best fitness program on the planet, and that’s perfectly understandable – but the time to “think” stops NOW, my friend.

It’s time to DO. Now or never, and here is where you can DO –


Rahul Mookerjee

P.S. – They say there are two types of people in the world – “doers” and “dreamers”.  Combine the two, and you’ve got a winner. One by itself ain’t gonna get to your goal though. And “why” is that?

Well, there’s “no why”, hehe. Just DO and find out for yourself right HERE –

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