You Know Everything You Need To Know
You don't need more information.
You don't need more insight into that perfect new diet.
You don't need to research any more training programs.
You have everything you need.
The challenge, of course, is using and applying what you know.
That is, taking action.
I'm a big believer that action and implementation is everything.
Without it, we have nothing. Literally. Materially. Metaphorically. Nothing, on any front.
For the longest time, this was me.
When I first started coaching, I was really unsure of myself. Instead of actually coaching, I always thought that one more book, course, or program was going to give me that feeling of confidence I needed to succeed.
It never did.
What did happen was that I realized and came to learn that I didn’t need more information, I needed experience. I needed to figure out what information worked for me and what didn't.
What I was doing was hiding behind the acquisition of knowledge and insight. See? It even sounds fancy.
But let me ask you this, what good is all of that information if you’re never going to use it?
You don’t know if it’s going to work or not unless you try what you learned.
And the best part is that we’re talking some pretty low-risk moves here, too.
While yes there are some big decisions in your life or big projects that are going to require an immense amount of research, but in this context, we’re just talking about how we eat, move our bodies, and live our lives.
I’m not trying to say that these things aren't important, I wouldn’t be writing this nor would I be in the business I'm in if I thought otherwise. But since it’s your life, you’re free to play with it however you want.
If you try a new fitness program that you just read about and it ends up not being a good fit are you really going to be at that much of a loss?
If you try a new way of eating and discover it made you feel hungry and deprived all the time, wouldn’t you say this is a valuable lesson learned?
Who you let in on your experiments is entirely up to you. This could be between you and the wall for all it matters (it doesn’t).
The point I’m trying to make is this: that “perfectionism” or desire to have things “perfect” from the get is nothing more than a manifestation of fear.
Perfect doesn’t exist. Progress does.
Just get started. Do something, anything. Find something awesome about yourself, something that you're already good at and figure out how you can apply that to your food, fitness, or lifestyle.
Find something ridiculously small that you can use to dip your toe in the water. But when you find out the water isn’t all that bad, make sure you keep going.
When you find something that works, do more of that.
Please, keep going.
On Your Side,