The REAL Path to Success
This is what the path to success looks like:
You’re going to make progress.
Then you’re going to backtrack ALMOST to zero again.
You will make a bit more progress, and then you’ll backtrack ALMOST to the point you were last time.
Progress, backtrack; progress; backtrack.
Gain weight, lose weight. Get 20 unbroken pull-ups, fall to six again.
But here’s the reason to keep going: Every time you loop back, you won’t go quite as far backward as before.
The loops get smaller.
And you’ll also start to notice that you’re not backtracking quite as often as before.
Someday you’ll look up and think, “Wow, I’ve gone a whole year without gaining any major weight!”
And when you have little bumps, thinking this way will help you keep your perspective.
Problems, failures, and struggles will never go away, but they will get smaller in magnitude and happen less frequent over time.
Many people get stuck in that first loop of fitness forever: try something, make progress, not see results, then fall off. Does this sound familiar?
Jimmy is a client of our West Ashley gym, and made great progress in 4 weeks with his weight lost.
But, do you want to know the crazy part? Jimmy didn’t lose weight for a whole week during the 4 weeks! Imagine if he would have stopped trying when seeing the scale didn’t budge. He never would have reached his goal!
He stuck with it, and lost 10 pounds in 4 weeks!
Sometimes their programs, diets or tricks are unsustainable.
Sometimes they’re boring.
Sometimes they just don’t work.
But usually, after six weeks, the you are a bit further along. And even if you fall off, the fall won’t be ALL the way back.
Maybe after a tough holiday season of too much eating, drinking and skipping the gym, you’ve fallen backward.
But you can still workout. You can still show up. You haven’t lost your touch.
And next year, when you fall back again, you’ll be even further ahead.
You’re building a margin for lapses.
If for no other reason, go to the gym today because today’s problems are slightly less horrible than last year’s problems.
And if you don’t want to visit that first loop of failure where you fall all the way back to ground zero, get a coach!
A coach will help filter out the fluff, and only provide you with what you need most to succeed.
A coach makes it all about you.
Your coach will make sure that when you do backtrack, it’s only a step.
Chatting with us is already a step in the right direction. A step closer to your goals.
The REAL Path To Success
Inspiration provided by Chris Cooper at Catalystgym.com.