4 Ways to Be AwesomeOct 11, 2020
Let me ask you something.
It’s a tough one.
Will your body and lifestyle stand the test of time?
See, it’s a difficult question, because everybody wants to answer "yes."
Yet the truth for most is a definitive "no."
You’ve seen the harrowing statistics about how 66% of Americans are overweight or obese.
You can probably list dozens of family, friends, and associates who are struggling as a result of too much bodyfat.
Not really living the life they want. Just existing.
So, knowing this, how do you give yourself the best chance of success?
How to Go from Average to Awesome
I think it really starts with a these four things:
☀️1. You Must Do Great Work
This really is the foundation of it all. If you do great work – everything else becomes easier. Your job, your relationships, your satisfaction with life… absolutely everything.
But let’s face it – most people don’t do great work.
They do average work. And that’s largely why they don’t pass the test of time.
☀️2. You Must Know Who You Are
You must also know your shortcomings.
Self-awareness is pretty important. Knowing what your strengths are, and playing to them, gives you a massive advantage in life.
But that requires accepting that NOT everything is your strength.
☀️3. You Must Know Why You’re Here
Why were you were born?
You see, I believe I was born to serve others. To help others get healthy.
And that’s what gets me out of bed in the morning. Everything I do to keep myself healthy is so I can serve others better...
...my wife, my children, my family, my clients (who I consider an extension of my family).
Because if I were fat, sick, and out-of-shape—most folks would not take me seriously as a fitness coach.
I also would NOT have the boundless energy required to excel in my day-to-day activities.
Not to go too far off my message today, but ask yourself these serious questions:
- What does your physical stature say about you?
- Do you look young and healthy and able to handle whatever life throws at you?
- Do you look old and sickly... unable to handle the everyday challenges of life?
If your appearance is NOT what you want it to be, now is the time to make a positive change.
Remember you can slow aging. You can lose weight. You can boost energy.
☀️4. You Must Be Able to See Past the Surface
This is one that so few actually "get.’"
When it comes to your health, the "surface" is the tools we use…
*that weird electronic wristband you wear which measures calories and everything else
*your hi-tech running sneakers with little springy gel pockets in the heels, etc.
The fads and trends that come and go. Just during the time that I’ve been in the fitness-and-nutrition coaching world, I’ve seen all of the following have their moment in the sun…
- Training one bodypart per week
- Nautilus training
- One set to failure
- Super-slow training
- High-volume training
- Functional training
- Insanity training at home
- High carb
- Low carb
- Stability balls
- BOSU balls
- Outdoor bootcamps
- Long slow cardio
The list could go on and on… and some of these are thriving right now.
Perhaps some of these will stand the test of time. I’m not smart enough to be able to predict the future…
…but what I can tell you is that you don't need to focus on the differences. That’s just the surface stuff.
Instead concentrate on the similarities.
What commonalities can you find between those things that have created success - and especially those that continue to deliver success.
I think that things like…
*Following a proven nutrition plan
*Getting measurable results
*Tracking everything from week-to-week and making daily corrections
*Hanging around supportive people
You know, the ones who have your best interests in mind
*Ditching the naysayers in your world. (The "crabs" and "energy vampires")
*Being mindful of nutrition and writing it down
Not just ignoring what you do when it comes to nutrition.
For example... pretending spoonful-after-spoonful of peanut butter in front of the TV is actually only 1 tablespoon.
*Having a positive mindset
Those sorts of things are what long-term success is built on…
See, for me – I’ve got a pretty good idea that I’ll be coaching 10 years from now.
I was coaching 10 years ago. And 10 years before that.
What tools I’ll use… who knows?
What variables will have changed?
Well, that’s hard to say. But I’ll be coaching.
Because coaching will stand the test of time… that I’m sure.
So I’ll build around that and do my best to do great work.
That’s a strong foundation to build on…the type of foundation that you and I both need to build the bodies and lives that we want.
Because, let’s face it...
It's easier to do a little work each day to maintain your health. Versus doing NOTHING and then feeling sad and depressed when the doctor tells you that you have some obesity-related preventable issue.
So as you think about the body that you have… and the body that you want, put some time into considering what type of foundation you’re built on.
And, more importantly, what type of foundation will give you the best chance to succeed both today and 10 years from today.
Start there and build from the inside out.
Do that and your health will likely stand the test of time.
To your success,
Joseph Arangio helps 40+ men and women get leaner, stronger, and happier. He's delivered over 100,000 transformation programs to satisfied clients around the globe. If you want to lose weight from home, with the best online personal trainer, or you want to visit the best personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley, you can take a free 14-day trial.