Actually, the full quote is “Do not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” Voltaire said that. I tend to paraphrase it. This was a very hard lesson for me to learn, and it’s still not drilled into my head… I catch myself making this error repeatedly. And, it bugs me because I
Moving away from what you don’t want may seem only semantically different from moving towards what you do want. When it comes to your body, look at a picture of a person who has a body that looks markedly less fit than your own and one of someone whose body looks markedly more fit than
The problem, or rather one of the problems, for there can be many, a sizeable proportion of which are continually creating stumbling blocks, frustrations, and impedance in many areas of training and especially, where applicable, those we create for ourselves, this.
The previous sentence makes sense. That is not the problem.
This is: mindfulness.
Read it through again and you’ll get it.
There will be a virtual ton of blog posts this week about resolutions. Most will talk about how the author doesn’t usually do resolutions, doesn’t keep them, doesn’t believe in them, and/or blah blah blah. Welcome to my version of that. There is a difference between resolve and resolutions in my mind. Resolve is a
A person’s worth has nothing to do with how much they weigh, or their dress size. It also has nothing to do with how much they squat or how fast they can run a mile. With a few unfortunate and sad exceptions, we’re all good people. We all love, and contribute, and support, and teach, and learn. These are the measure of our worth, and we’re all worthy. The physical self-image should not be at all connected to these much more important things… nor should fitness, even, because fitness is not about how good a person one is. Whatever level of fitness a person is, it’s no reason to look at themselves and feel badly. Fitness is not at all about how good a person one is, it’s entirely and only about one’s health… it’s about how long a person is likely to be around in the world, being the good person that they already are.
“If you don’t know where you are going, you will end up somewhere else.” -Yogi Berra Have you ever felt like you weren’t making progress in your training? Before you blame it on genetics or your trainer, or decide you just need to work harder, ask yourself two questions. Are you setting fitness goals, and