TIP #5 – DON'T THINK "PERFECT"… THINK "BETTER"
On any particular day, at any particular time, given the conditions that surround you, all that you can do is your best. Legitimately and without excuses, your best. Here’s a great clip about doing your best (I previously had this up on my Facebook Page but seems to have been lost with some of FB’s “improvements” – they’re doing their best).
You might not always be able to follow your Plan of Action to the letter. Your workouts might not always show the resounding improvements that you are looking for or that you had during the last workout, or they might not leave you with the endorphin rush that you have become addicted to. Due to the nature of life your diet-plan may periodically stray from what you had initially intended. Time for a little introspection and to ask yourself, “Am I doing my absolute best to succeed, or am I finding excuses and reasons to do less than my best?”
If the answer is “No, I’m not doing my best”, you can still take that little look over your shoulder to compare the “You Now” with the “You Then”. Surprisingly, you may realize that despite not being perfect and not giving it your all, things are still better than they were - holy crapola… imagine if you’d really been trying! And, if upon inspection, the results wind up that things aren’t better, a serious gut-check is in order to determine your commitment to the cause.
o Goals set and our plan in place.
o Action-steps have commenced.
o We’re enjoying what we’re doing.
o No expectations for immediate results, we are looking to develop habits for life.
o Striving for improvement… becoming “better”.
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