Set You aren’t good enough... for you!
Wow clickbait title alert!
But for most people it’s true, but how dare I say that you ask? You’re a PT, you should be praising people's effort and body image - I do! You will never ever see me knock someone’s effort, I will do everything in my power to keep someone’s effort as high as they can, that isn’t what this is about, you haven’t understood the phrase if you thought that, and the only body image I praise people for is a healthy body - you should never congratulate someone for being overweight or obese - congratulate their confidence and effort to change but what sort of health profession would I be if I said ‘yeah that’s great you’re obese, we should be promoting that look and I like the way you have raised every one of your health risks and are telling people that that is okay’
See my point - I will never put an overweight/obese person that feels happy and confident in their skin down, but they must see the risk they are posing to their physical and mental health.
This is problem people assume that when I say you aren’t good enough and they think I’m saying ‘go and kill yourself’ this is NOT what I’m saying - you have to accept yourself mentally but if you are in any ‘unhealthy’ category then I would have thought you want to change that to maximise your health, wellbeing and to live to an old and with a good amount of self dependance.
I’ll be the first one to tell you I’m not good enough. My cardio ability isn’t good enough, my Body fat is higher than I want it to be, my mental health isn’t great - I suffered with Depression and anxiety to the point I couldn’t go near a gym, my financial situation isn’t good enough, I don’t know a martial art, I’m not the best Personal Trainer I can be, I have so much more to learn, I’m not good enough but I’m working towards being the best PT, having complete financial freedom etc.
I’m working hard to change all these and I have changed a lot,
I’m grateful for every opportunity taken and missed, I grateful for finding a job that means something to people and be able to make money from, I know some people stay in a job they hate for 20 years.
So this post isn’t about making yourself feel bad for where you are - where you are might be ‘fine’ but do you always want just a fine life? Or do you want to have the freedom to do whatever you want? To always better your situation?
This is about making you excited about where you can go, how far you can go in your job, in your workouts, in your life? Do you always want to live paycheck to paycheck balancing money and saving for holidays or do you want to push yourself even harder, learn more, work harder(not longer) - pay for a holiday whenever you want? Go on weekend breaks away, maybe buy a better car? Fancier wine? The newest phones when they come out? Do you want a better relationship?
All these things can be solved by accepting where you are now and then seeing where you could be, be realistic but have a ‘if everything fell into place perfectly plan’ so you can see where the absolute limit of where you could go is. You need to push, challenge yourself, and work hard to become the person you want to be.
Do you want to be on your deathbed bitter and annoyed at the world that mistreated you or do you want to be there happy, knowing you tried to make your dreams come true, you made your own opportunities, you made the best possible situation for you, for your kids maybe, you helped as many people as you could, whatever the reason you want to feel happy strive to achieve that, don’t ever put yourself down!
A step in the wrong direction is still a step, it is still better than standing still - so keep taking steps until you find your passion and purpose and then take the leap!
Life isn't about just settling for what you can do easily and without thinking, we are privileged enough to be able to have access to to 24/7 information on everything! so struggle with your something challenge yourself to get better, to do better to be a better person.
Set goals, set intentions, and always back yourself!
Strive to be the best - your own best, fuck everyone else!
Do this for you!
Love you loads!
The Main Author is Dan Grimes, Guest authors will be posting too.