First responders have a tough job. Why? Because they never know when they might face the worst day of their life. Do you think first responders of New York City on September 10th were fully prepared and ready for what would happen the next day?
Many people are afraid of change. They avoid it like the plague, opting instead to forever live in their bubble of comfort. We all love that bubble. Why? Because it involves all the things that we’re familiar and comfortable with. The easy life of knowing exactly what to expect, never really pushing yourself to new levels.
There are two types of grocery shoppers, those that could spend all day there and those that can’t get out of there soon enough. It’s like grocery shopping is a chore for some and a treat for others. Regardless of which category you fall into, it’s important to have a strategy when it comes to grocery shopping.
If you’ve been in the military then the concept of “Crawl, Walk, Run” should seem pretty familiar. The thinking behind it is to start off slow with a new task, gradually picking up speed and complexity as you gain the skills and confidence needed. The same concept applies to your cardio and workout routines.
We all have that little voice in our head. The one that tells us we’re not good enough when we’re about to embark on something new and challenging. I’m yet to meet someone that hasn’t experienced that at some point in their life. So let’s start by recognizing that you’re no different than anyone else. We all encounter these thoughts.
If you’re new to skiing you’re not going to immediately go running for a double black diamond trail. You’ll probably start out on a few bunny hills and gradually work your way up in difficulty. Life is kind of the same way. You’re not going to set a goal of expecting to lose 50 pounds in a single month, at least I hope you don’t.
I’m not a fan of handing out 8th place trophies. I feel like it takes away from the competitive spirit of sport, or whatever competition is at hand. So instead, let’s focus on the traditional 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place hierarchy of standings. Particularly, let’s focus on the middleman, the 2nd place contestant, the proverbial runner-up.