Seth Godin, a brilliant best seller author, recently wrote this blog post that I thought was…well, brilliant. I’d like to share it with you today:
Author, Seth Godin:
There aren’t many actual shortcuts.
There are merely direct paths…
Most people don’t take them, because they frighten us–too direct, I guess. It’s easy to avoid the things that frighten us if we wander around for a while. Stalling takes many forms, and one of them looks like a shortcut.
Things that look like shortcuts are actually detours (disguised as less work).
How well this applies to fitness. Although Seth is not necessarily relating this blog post to fitness, I believe we can certainly attribute shortcuts to what often ends up in failure of our fitness goals.
Often times we are fearful that working hard will be too hard! Too much demand, too much change! But isn’t that why we are eating healthy and exercising? To change?
If you aren’t growing, you’re dying. <– Think about that for a minute.
I love FAST results, but achieving a year-long fit and healthy physique is only accomplished by putting in the road work. No shortcuts have worked for me and if they did, they were only temporary.
SHORTCUTS ARE OFTEN DETOURS
May this motivate you to KEEP working hard despite not seeing results as fast as you would like. Even God took 6 days to create the world. He took His time .
If you are taking shortcuts, such as eating very low calories, skipping meals, ignoring all carbs, taking fat loss pills, you are likely just delaying your results. TRUST that a beautiful body takes time to perfect and trust that HARD WORK PAYS OFF!
Have a great week Ladies 🙂
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