Are You A Daily Person or an Occasional Person?
Here’s an old article that The Soko published a year or two ago. I sometimes find it pretty interesting to look at some of my old stuff. My writing is a lot better now and I’m a little less ‘chaotic’ with my approach on fitness.
Anyways, hope you get something out of this one:
The Path to Achieving Your Goals
I recently heard a question that changed everything about how I think when going after my goals. That question was, “Are you an occasional person or a daily person?”
It’s a simple question but it’s definitely the type of question that when you reflect on your life will raise even more questions.
My first thought was, “hell, what am I actually?”
Then I started thinking about my goals and what I wanted out of life.
Obviously, categories start to develop.
Fitness goals I’m definitely a daily person these days, but every once in a while I’ll turn into an occasional person.
Nutritionally I’m a mix, but can still get away with it (even though the quality of food is mainly top notch, it’s just the quantity).
Learning, reading, and watching fitness material is daily…some say maybe too daily I do so much.
Working on fitness products…occasional.
Working on programs for my clients…daily.
It really depends on your seriousness towards the goal doesn’t it?
After thinking about it and taking a look at my goals and actually seeing what I was doing really well and being successful at and what I was slowly moving along at it all made sense.
The difference between mediocrity and extraordinary is the simple fact whether you are an occasional person or a daily person. And some of them can actually contradict the others a bit.
For example, my fitness goals are going well. I’m increasing my strength quite a bit and getting a lot more muscular look, but my current nutritional habits are probably slowing my progress down a bit (and not because I’m eating bad food, but because I’m just not eating enough).
Now we need to think about how serious you are about your goals, because let’s be honest, if you just say you want to lose 20 pounds and then you go out for drinks a few nights later then you’re just dreaming and not too worried about doing.
And if you want to gain 10 pounds of muscle yet can’t seem to find time to hit the gym consistently then you my friend are a mediocre occasional person.
Do You ‘Find’ Time?
One thing I’ve learned from becoming more of a daily person and trying to do extraordinary things with my business and myself is that I don’t ‘find’ time to do things I have to do anymore.
I make time.
I decide how much I actually want to reach that goal and then it moves up my priority list. The ‘things’ on my priority list get time made for them so I will DO THEM.
What’s more important? Getting an intense workout in that will help you towards the body you want so you won’t be embarrassed about being naked or coffee with a friend to gossip about life?
Or how about cooking a nutritious dinner and eat it while socializing with your significant other or rushing a cheap microwave dinner meal so you can catch the start of the game which will not only slower your results down but probably also kill your sex life.
Figure out what’s really important for you and then make time for it, it’s actually that simple. Maybe not that easy…but totally that simple.
To All You Complainers
And since I haven’t really ranted yet and am starting to get some cold sweats from being so polite this article I just want to say one thing to all you complainers out there who keep crying about how hard it is to lose weight or build muscle or eat right or listen to Justin Bieber (ok, I’m with you on that one).
That fact is that if you aren’t willing to bust your ass to make it happen then what exactly do you feel you have the right to complain about?
If you want to look better then let me tell you right now that lifting heavy things is apart of that process. If the pink dumbbells and high reps to ‘tone up’ actually existed then that lazy ass soup can workout would actually do something. So don’t complain that it’s ‘too heavy’ and you don’t want to ‘bulk up’. You won’t bulk up and you won’t turn magically into a man for lifting something more then 10 pounds. You will actually turn lean and sexy, but by all means keep being lazy and scared and stay the way you are.
Ok, I totally feel better getting that off my chest.
Strive for perfection,