Tony Horton nails it again this month and this month “Fail and try again”, along with “Persevere” mean something to me. Vacation, baseball, softball, etc., have all gotten in the way of my exercising and eating right in recent weeks. I guess that’s to be expected at times, but there’s also been an attitude of “Ah screw it,” too. It’s been so freakin’ hot, get up at 5 am and it’s already 80 degrees with 80% humidity or more and go run 4 miles then stairs. COME ON!?!? Excuses – that’s all when it really comes down to it, a bunch of reason to not do the right thing.
So this week, I’ve been getting back into the game. If it’s too hot outside – then P90x routines inside. Don’t want to do that? Then get your butt out in the heat and run and stop being such a baby about it. So far it’s working and honestly it’s been interesting doing some of the P90x routines after taking about a month off. Mix and match – different, that’s the key to staying motivated and engaged.
We have become the United States of Quick Fixes.
Why are we so addicted to shortcuts, tricks, and magic potions? Far too many people in this country live in some kind of wannabe fantasyland. We’re trying to keep up with the Joneses without working as hard as they do. This bigger, badder, and faster world doesn’t give us an opportunity to stop and look at real and authentic ways to achieve greatness.
How many people have you talked to about Power 90® who, when they find out they have to exercise and eat right say, “Forget it!” There are millions of people in this country who have absolutely no clue that you have to work hard, take risks, and be willing to fail over and over again to earn what’s worth having. Hard work, risk, and failure . . . “Forget it!”
This is a very sad commentary that reveals what we’ve become in this country. We have the best of the best in the U.S. of A., but we hold the record for the highest percentage of fat people. Why do we reach for drugs, alcohol, sex, food, lies, blame, anger, hate, guilt, and self-pity far more often than power, courage, discipline, forgiveness, wisdom, and self-reliance? We’ve become a bunch of crybabies, filled with excuses, blaming everyone else for our problems!