Today we explore a couple of different concepts, two of which seem to conflict. How do we accept our circumstances and own our own destinies at the same time?
We are most often limited not by our lack of knowledge or our lack of talent, but by our lack of effort. Sure, we “tried” but did we really? Let’s talk about the importance of really giving it our all and being brutally honest with ourselves about what that means.
Obstacles. Unforeseen circumstances. Just when we think we’ve got it all figured out someone changes the rules. It can be quite discouraging unless you begin to see adversity differently. A few years ago I began to realize that obstacles are put here not to stop us but to guide us.
Understanding our own strengths and weaknesses is of massive importance when deciding what we do with our lives.
Many times when we talk about tracking calories, keeping a workout chart/journal or just about anything involved with planning for success, some people immediately push back with how inconvenient it is. It’s true that it is inconvenient but wouldn’t you be willing to trade a little bit of inconvenience in order to avoid a lifetime of being uncomfortable in your own skin?
Fragile: Easily broken or damaged. We definitely don’t want to be fragile. We don’t want to be easily broken or damaged physically, emotionally or mentally. So what is the opposite of that? Let’s explore the concept of “antifragile”.
I have learned many lessons from doing things wrong and even more from paying attention to what other people have done wrong. Here is a big one.
Lots of “self” things today. Self-love, self-confidence and self-esteem. Are they something we’re just born with or can they be developed?
Listener Q&A today. Some great topics. Lifting after 40 years old. How does it change things? How to manage burn out? What’s the deal with deloads?