One thing is on my mind today. That is truth. Truth is what you do when no-one is watching, reading or listening.
I work myself up in to a tizzy sometimes over lack of results both with nutrition and workouts, when in truth I am not holding myself to the level of discipline needed to achieve those results.
Does that mean I’m a train wreck? No, absolutely not. It means perhaps that I’m being complacent. It means I’m not focusing with intent to a specific goal and/or it means I’m not taking things to the next level. I’m just hanging out in my current comfortable place.
Truth is that it’s time for me to get back to the task at hand with no excuses. In reading “Switch” by Chip & Dan Heath, I find that little ah-ha moments come to light. I had one of those this weekend. The average person (myself included) wants an open-ended criteria when goal setting especially where diet and exercise are concerned.
In example, “I will work on running 4 miles without stopping” = open-ended instead of saying “I will run 3 days per week until I reach my goal of 4 miles in 3 months”.
Or “I will cut back on sugar” open-ended instead of saying “I will only consume natural sugars from fruit or honey”.
Truth is TRUTH.
There is no way to know what I’m capable of until I make that goal black & white. I’ve notoriously made my goals escapable. Funny thing is that I am very successful at being an escape artist. And that my dear friends will hold you back from your morphing efforts.
I like the freedom of truth. I like the self-honesty of truth. Truth keeps me on my toes. Truth is success.
I like knowing where I am and each time I take a look at the truth I grow exponentially.