I think we can both admit that we are living in a have-it-all-now-world.
Access to anything you want or need is literally a tap of the button away.
There's one click ordering.
There's food delivery.
There's credit available with the swipe of a card.
I'd go as far to say that we have forgotten the art of sacrifice.
Can you blame us? mainstream marketing tells us hundreds of times each day that we should have it all, and that we should have it right now.
The problem with this have-it-all-right-now mindset is that real accomplishment requires sacrifice and delayed gratification.
And these real accomplishments are where true satisfaction is found.
Think about it for a moment...
When was the last time you felt proud of something that you've done?
i doubt that it was for the shoe purchase that you just did a one click order on :)
More likely it was a big project that you tackled at work, a meal that you cooked for your family, or perhaps a 10k run that you PB'd
Those proud moments have one thing in common, they all required sacrifice and delayed gratification.
You gave up your time, you invested your attention and efforts, you put in the miles.
And then you achieved your goal and experienced that sweet satisfaction.
Let me tell you that learning how to sacrifice and delay gratification is a skill set.
This skill set can grow as you use it more often. Just like a muscle that becomes stronger under resistance, your ability to sacrifice your immediate needs in favour of a larger accomplishment will improve the more you use it.
Sacrifice and delayed gratification are the name of the game when it comes to getting into great shape.
Get comfortable with sacrifice and you'll achieve any goal.
Look, I know that's not what any of us want to hear.
We'd prefer the one-click-to-fit-body button over months of a controlled training programme and healthier nutrition.
But by embracing and enhancing your ability to sacrifice you'll gain momentum on all of your big life goals, including that fitter, healthier, stronger and happier body.
Well that's what I think and i'm going to stick with it :)
Check this short video out on exactly how to set short term, intermediate and long term goals
Whenever you're ready i'm here to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Yes, it's going to require that you put in hard work and sacrifice, and i'll be with you every step of the way.
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Coach @ The Perth Fitness Camp
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