This morning I was chatting with a friend of mine about something completely unrelated to fitness.
I was chatting about something that’s a huge issue these days – and none more so apparently in the good ole “homestead” (U.S.A.) – that being racism in all it’s various shapes, forms and guises.
Now, before you start jumping up and down let me say this upfront – I could personally care less about someone’s race, and always have. While I do NOT condone discrimination of any nature, the fact also remains that I could care less about if someone has purple skin or yellow or a mixture of green, purple, white and black.
Heck, you could be a Martian from outer space as well for all I care, hehe – the point being, MENTALITY is what I care about when I meet a person. And that holds true for friends, customers, or anyone I interact with on a daily basis.
Might sound strange, but ’tis true – I care not, my friend. What I care about it the person’s mind and whether or not they DO – and that’s really the bottom line to me.
On a side note, the Chinese have this tendency to refer to me as “yellow”. Hilarious, but true, despite my quite obvious “non Chinese” looks!
Anyway – so we were talking about this, and he made a comment that I totally agree, endorse, and stand behind 100%.
And that being – if every individual does his bit to end something “unpalatable”, then that one small action generates a spark – a vibe – that others pick up upon and then further promulgate.
It’s the “vibe” equivalent of “viral” posts, if I were to put in modern day lingo. One person starts something, and it goes from there – but the key is to START – BEGIN – and DO.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with ONE single step.
And pretty soon, that one step turns into 20, and then 50, and then 250, and so forth.
Now, how on earth does this translate into fitness?
Well, simple – if you’re currently unable to do more than 10 pushups in proper form without collapsing, then start from there, my friend.
Do 10 today. 11 tomorrow. 10 again the next day. Repeat for a week.
Pretty soon, you’ll be knocking out 15 in one set and the eventual goal of 50, or 100 will come that much closer.
Might sound overly simplistic, but it’s true, my friend.
And for those that don’t think it’ll work – well – TRY it, my friend, and THEN get back to me. I care not if you’re trying to write a book, or do pushups, or convince a “cranky” Granny to get her blood pressure checked regularly – those little steps are what make a difference.
My own take on all this – well, simple.
Actions speak louder than words, my friend.
Pretty much the same thing as what my buddy said, except I couched it in different lingo.
Good things don’t come to those who “sit around and wait for it to happen”. Good things comes to those that take action – to CHANGE their current reality – and keep on taking ACTION despite all the odds.
And those that don’t believe in this?
Well, the 300 lb person just sinks farther and farther into the couch and grabs an additional remote or two to “block out the reality” from his or her mind.
The DOER, on the other hand, sees his current reality and gets off the couch and attempts to do a single squat.
He may not succeed at the first try, or the second. Heck, some folks are so out of shape (and believe me, I’m speaking from experience) that it takes them WEEKS to work up to – get this – 10 consecutive squats in one session before they can’t do any more.
But guess what – slowly, but surely 10 turns into 20. 20 turns into 50.
The blubber starts to recede. Waistlines start to shrink. Jaws start to become more and more prominent .
And most of all, CONFIDENCE levels shoot through the roof, my friend.
These, and other such OUTSTANDING results are waiting for YOU, my friend.
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