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Put On Your Shoes

Happy Monday!

(This week I am taking the opportunity to feature a favorite post from the earlier days of m.e.l.t. While this post is not new, I hope you find that the message still resonates and is of value. Enjoy!  JC)

 

The other day I was driving home listening to a podcast and heard an extremely interesting quote from entrepreneur Miki Agrawal.  She said, “Iteration is perfect.”

I found this quote interesting because it basically says the process is perfect. I’m a big believer that no one process is perfect, but I think she is on to something here.

Your journey is perfect because it’s imperfect – that makes sense right? Ha ha…I know, I know this sounds silly but hear me out…

There is no ONE perfect process. You can’t do one program and expect everything to fall into place. Life is full of ups, downs, zig-zags, and pot holes you never see coming – all of which make sticking to a workout plan extremely difficult no matter who you are.

 

The True Treasure is the Journey You Are On

 

The true treasure is NOT losing 20 lbs. or gaining six-pack abs!

 

Think about a day you don’t feel like working out. If you focus solely on the outcome you are seeking, you have the mindset that anything less than 100% is a failure. Whereas if you focus on the process, all you need to do is put your shoes on and walk out the door. Head to the gym and know that you’ve conquered half the battle by just getting there!

You may not bring 100%, but if you bring 50% – that’s 50% more than you would have brought otherwise.  And over time, it adds up.  It’s the workouts that you don’t feel like doing that give you the greatest results.

The only true perfect thing in life is taking action. Even a workout at 50% will make you feel better than you felt before. The better you feel after your workout, the more you will want to train. The more you train, the better you will look. The better you look and feel, the more you will want eat clean.

 

As Sir Issac Newton stated:

An object in motion stays in motion…..an object at rest stays at rest.

 

Remember that the journey won’t always be pretty. There will be more days than not when you don’t feel like training, so just put on your shoes and get to your workout. There will be days where you have few options to eat right, so drink as much water as you can and make the best decisions with what you are given.

 

Put on your shoes and show up – you are always far more capable than you know.

 

Joe Carabase is an Entrepreneur, Coach and Author. Check out his latest book here. You can follow @joecarabase on Instagram and Facebook for more inspiring content! 

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JC

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