A couple of emails ago I wrote about the bestselling “Psycho Cybernetics” book – a book that has changed my life to be honest, and a book I highly recommend YOU pick up as well to improve your life.
I care not what “stage” of life you’re at – much like the 0 Excuses Fitness System itself, there is something for everyone in that book. Grab it now if you’re so inclined – and thank me later!
Anyway, Dr. Maltz makes an excellent point in the book about the past.
I’ll paraphrase. “The minute you stop letting the past control you is the moment the past loses it’s power over you”.
I might have erred a bit in quoting the exact words, but that’s the gist of it. And it’s so true, my friend. It’s so true.
And as I woke up this morning, I saw a meme on Twitter which said this – “Forget your past. Forgive yourself. And begin AGAIN!”.
I may share this to our Twitter/Instagram accounts – stay tuned – but for now, why am I telling you this?
Well, for obvious reasons, but first off, when I first started to embark on the fitness journey of my life, I had NO inkling that I’d receive some of the most negative comments I hadn’t even imagined (to be honest).
“Oh, yes, you’re getting fit now – but so what? You’ve been fat before!” (this from a significant other from whom you’d least expect such comments).
“Oh you’re doing good at them pull-ups but it’s not going to last. It never does” (this from a friend – a good guy no less!).
“Oh, that’s good, but will you really be able to keep the weight off?”
Astounding as it might sound, my friends, this is exactly how it is when you embark on a new venture, either life or fitness related. There are very few people that you can expect any sort of genuine support from to be honest, and it’s NOT their fault either.
Folks are subconsciously programmed to “brings others down to their level” – whether that level be fitness related or life related is a moot point.
If they’re seeing you get super fit – and STICK to a routine – while they’re not – well, guess what’s gonna happen.
Thats why I’ve always maintained you’re best off keeping your goals to yourself bar a few select people who raise your energy / vibration levels as opposed to lowering it.
If you feel enthused and “raring to go” after telling someone your goals – well, thats the right person to share ’em with.
If you on the other hand (and this is common) feel a sense of “lethargy” (or even hopelessness and frustration) creeping in upon sharing dem goals – well – wrong person, my friend – and believe it or not, those closest to you can and ARE (albeit unknowingly) often the biggest energy drains.
Anyway, in terms of fitness, what does all this mean?
You might have been fat – but that’s not your destiny, my friend. Follow the right programs, and you can accomplish virtually ANY (and then some) fitness goals you want to achieve.
Forget the errors you made, and the number of times you fell of the wagon. It really don’t make a darn bit of difference at this stage.
We all mess up. We all make mistakes. That’s life.
Learning from them mistakes and moving on – and making corrections is key.
Last, but not least, when I say “forget” – I don’t mean erase the memory altogether from your “hard drive”.
What I mean is to erase the negative emotions associated with that image in your mind.
So you were fat. So you were a lard lump – or maybe you are NOW.
So long as you’ve made the decision to get on the right fitness program and STICK to it come rain, hail or shine – that is what ultimately matters.
As the good Doctor famously said, once you erase the negative emotions of the past – the past stops controlling you, and you’re free to scale peaks you never previously imagined possible.
Well, my friend, that’s it for today. I trust this will inspire – and if you workout today – make sure you follow the best darn exercise System there is on this planet, bar NONE. Here is where you can pick up a copy – – http://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/
I’m off for now. The daughter is off to school, and we’ve got a few hours of peace and quiet – – hopefully!
P.S. – More such motivation is available in the 0 Excuses Fitness BOOK. No, it’s NOT just a fitness related book in that regard!