Here’s a challenge.
The challenge may look intimidating and may feel unworthy, but you need to accept for better changes.
Stop all your effort — the effort to make quick fixes.
Do it for a while — for a few months.
If you had spent years on the fruitless activities, its time make changes.
Shift your focus and energy toward essentials rather than wasting on quick fixes.
The modern world is filled with options. It making life easy and provides us everything at the tip of the finger. The same nature makes human to fall in a false belief to get fitness and health goal is no time.
If quick fix would have been possible then the health crises and obesity epidemic wouldn’t be a norm. We would have been living into the healthiest time where health issue can be fixed in no time.
The technology has developed but it won’t provide any shortcut.
For a few moments, forget about the faster result — focus on results that will last.
Stop quick fixes from enchanting you.
“All that is gold does not glitter…”
You need to find gold, not that mimic gold.
You need to find a plan that gives you the result, not that mimic result.
Don’t wait for another few months on a plan that won’t provide you a lasting result. Make each effort count.
Grab all the opportunity you have in the present moment to make the right changes.
Block the distractions, stop looking for quick changes and quit what promises quick result.
The purpose of every fitness goals is to bring discipline; if the former practice doesn’t support the purpose — kick it out from your life.
1. Explore Yourself and Your Goal
Everyone is an amateur at the beginning.
It’s their self-awareness and focuses paved their way to the destination.
Your goal may be — to lose weight, improve health, increase strength fitness level or energy level — you have to start from some point and take the first step.
Know the position and dedication required to achieve the goal before committing to a plan. With self-awareness and goal awareness, you won’t lose your focus. You will commit making changes essential to achieve and maintain the goal.
You won’t waste time on a plan that wasn’t designed for your need.
2. Uncover Activities That Doesn’t Serve Your Goal
The second task – dump all the activities that don’t serve your mission.
List out the quick fix or activities you follow. When you list out all the activities, you get to learn more about the activities that serve your purpose.
The task may look time-consuming but will save time and effort. You will spend your worthy time on a task that matter so the result doubles.
Tips to list out activities.
Very important — you can continue it,
Important — can look for a better option,
Not important — sure, you need to find a better one.
Be mindful for the effort and time spent. We have limited time, so it’s best to spend time on an activity that serves the goal.
3. Be Ready For The Challenge
Until now everything appeared to be easy due to quick fixes for every problem.
When you try to adopt the long-term practice, even the simplest strategy feels tough. It’s normal while adopting a new routine.
Our brain tries to keep us safe by keeping us in the comfort zone. The moment we try to snap out of comfort zone — it tries its best to bring back to the comfort zone. Don’t worry it’s normal, but, the moment you get out the comfort zone — you make great progress.
Looking over a few quick fixes…
Saying: Carbohydrate and calorie are the root cause of health crises.
Problem: Calorie from carbohydrate is responsible for weight gain.
Quick fix around: Cut all the carbohydrate source. Eat calorie deficient diet or skip food containing carbohydrate.
Long-term solution: Take time to understand calorie, types of carbohydrate, their purpose, how much to eat and the best source.
Saying: Protein is good.
Problem: Protein cut calorie intake and frequent hunger pangs.
Quick fixes around: Load diet with high protein. Protein from every source to maximize the protein intake.
Long-term solution: Take time to understand the protein, types of protein, their purpose, how much to eat, and the best source.
Protein is good but overeating and the unhealthy source doesn’t give the same benefit.
Saying: Fat is bad
Problem: Fat is a bad nutrient responsible for weight gain and other health issues.
Quick fixes around: Cut all the fat source.
Long-term solution: Take time to understand fat, types of fat, their purpose, how much to eat, and the best source.
Saying: Green tea helps to burn fat, thus helps to lose fat.
Problem: The need for a beverage that helps to achieve weight loss goal and look slim.
Quick fix around: Drink green tea to burn fat. Keep on drinking, more the green tea you drink more fat you burn.
Long-term solution: Take time to learn about tea and how is enough. How much is excess and side-effects, and what we can incorporate to lose weight rather than depending only on green tea.
The above example is to resembles why we accept quick fixes. When someone finds a shortcut, they won’t prefer to take any path that looks difficult. We are on a pursuit to save time, so we choose activities that save time.
Take a break for a while. Spend a few moments on learning to save time wasted in the fruitless effort.
Before beginning the journey, everything will look tough. Your life and goal will simplify within few weeks.
Human adapts in a tough situation and rises stronger.
To start off your journey for a better you — the first task, change the focus from quick fixes to what matters.