10/2/2017 0 Comments
I did it my way.
It seems like every second person these days is a qualified personal trainer - a qualified personal trainer, that will never be a personal trainer. That's cool though, that's what I did for a couple of years when I was qualified. Nothing.
If you ever speak to one of these people they'll tell you, they don't like mornings, they don't like the (less) security of running their own business, their job they don't like pays better - that was my excuse. Regardless, this is a good example of someone wanting to do something, but then fear sets in, fear of failure, fear of it being hard, fear of maybe it will work and they won't know how to handle the change.
Then once the fear takes hold, you create a story to tell others or yourself why you don't pursue something, why you gave up, why your job that breaks your soul is worth staying at. Part of what I do is remind people - that story is a load of shit. Like I said in regards to my own career 'my regular job paid better' - which it didn't. I'm not just talking about working as a Trainer , which can be hard, which does require alot of effort. Like any serious goal , career, what ever - I wouldn't recommend you pursue it unless you are 110% all in.
That being said, stepping out of average. Doing something different , actually doing what you want to do. That voice in your head is not the only person that is going to talk you out of it. In regards to my training , when I started kickboxing - so many people would say 'isn't that dangerous' , when I started lifting - again the doubt campaign 'you're going to get too big' , 'you're obsessed'. Etc. When I've moved/relocated, 'are you sure that's a good idea' 'what if it doesn't work'.
Could you imagine if people came to me for advice or guidance - and I just spend my career talking people out of doing things. Can you imagine? 'the demotivator'
'helping people stay inside their comfort zones since 2007' .
But that's the world we live in , get a regular job, draw inside the lines, don't take any chances, and slowly and surely get to the end of your time with a soulful of regrets watching other people do all the things you could of done, but you didn't because - 'you didn't like working mornings' 'you had job security' 'you tried it but it wasn't for you' (you really just gave up because it was kind of hard for a bit).
I'm not telling you how to live, that's exactly the problem, we're told from school "you can be anyone you want - as long as it's realistic" , and now we live in a society that's to afraid to be seen at the gym because of being judged, too afraid to try a new career - but that soul crushing job being the reason their 20 kg overweight, scared to move town because they won't know anyone - and we crave social acceptance, I mean what if we can't find that somewhere else? again madness.
My 'job' is helping people with their physical health and fitness goals, but i'm also here to remind you. Multiple times I've moved, traveled, failed, been broke, been embarrassed, quit (then started again), been alone, lost, been the beginner in the class, questioned everything, including myself - we are all self made, but only the successful admit that. I wouldn't be me if I hadn't experienced all these things. It's the same thing when someone seeks me out for guidance, like I said could you imagine? 'ohh I don't think that's a good idea' 'lets do something more realistic'
I say this - How serious you need to be, this is what you need to do, and this is probably how long its going to take. Does that mean they have guaranteed success , no. There is no guarantees in fitness, in life. So you might as well take chances on what you want, because you can fail at what you don't want.
I've been 'normal' (at one stage), normal fucking sucks, normal is what corporations market to - buy this car and you will feel good about yourself, if you live in this suburb - you should be happy, buy this product and you will have the body you want.
Its your life , your body , your reality -
doing things how you want to do them , looking how you want to look , standing out from the average, yeah - it's fucking hard sometimes.
But so is giving up on what you actually want.
Like always, just my opinion.
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