Learn to adapt…
There is one thing for certain in this world and that’s change. I can guarantee you one thing and I will never be wrong. Today is most certainly different from yesterday and tomorrow will be different from today.
Just look back at your life. How different are you from when you were 10, 20, 30, and so on? I bet your job has changed a few times, I’m certain your body, some of your habits, your friends, where you live. Change is one thing I am certain is never going away.
Failure to adapt, try new things, experiment with new methods, techniques, people, and choices will cause you to be left behind.
What worked today might not work tomorrow. Can you eat like you did when you were a kid? Are you as active?
Your responsibilities and passions I am sure have changed as well. I know mine has.
It is up to you to adapt to your new environment, your new role, or your new body and to figure out what it is you need to do in order to get where you want to be.
—> How do your nutrition habits need to adapt?
—> Your exercise habits?
—> Your lifestyle?
Plan. Then plan again. Oh yeah, and plan some more.
“Failure to plan is planning to fail.”
I know we’ve all heard that before…but it’s true. Hey, I like winging it as much as the next guy or gal but if something is not going the way you want or expect take a look at your plan… or maybe failure to have one.
I preach over and over again about preparation is key 🔑 in my training, because IT REALLY IS!
It may seem like you waste time planning but in the long run that planning will save you time as you avoid having to start from scratch if SH*T hits the fan. A plan is like a map. If you planned out your route and hit a snag or make a wrong turn it gives you a chance to see where you messed up and avoid it in the future.
It also works when things go right. If you get to your destination you will have a route to follow and use again and again and possibly now have some guidance for when you embark on a new trip. Which happened this week with couple clients of mine.
So whatever it is you want to do take time to create a plan. Don’t worry about it being wrong, as long as you’re willing to adapt you’ll make the necessary changes as you go.
As in crystal clear. It’s hard to get anywhere if you don’t know where you want to go. I ask in my interview process paint me a picture of where you want to be long term. Reason for that is if you don’t know where you want to go, I don’t know how to get your there!
Makes sense RIGHT!
Where are you now, where do you want to be, what do you want to do? Don’t concern yourself so much with the “How” but more so the “Why.”
What ever your goal, whatever you want to do define why you are doing it and why it is important to you. If building muscle, losing weight, or finding more work that you love is something you want to pursue define your why.
Now your turn. Make the statement.
I WANT TO _______________.
Then keep asking yourself, “but why” until you get to the heart of the matter.
What’s holding you back
What is keeping you from getting the body you want, doing work you love, pursuing adventure and passions? Identify and remove. If a jar of peanut butter is getting devoured every night it might be sabotaging your fitness goals. Identify and remove.
Is there anything you know now that if your life started over today you would not get involved in?
Well life starts over today.
What can you change?
Remember the first step is always the hardest, but I promise you this, one taken it is the most profound step you will take!