In the last episode of the Trainer Talk Podcast, I spoke about a topic that I’m convinced needs more awareness.
That topic is TAKING OWNERSHIP.
From an early age we are programmed to understand that most of our needs will be taken care of by somebody else. As a child, I didn’t have to worry about a single thing. My father didn’t make more than $19,000 a year supporting a family of 5 but my mother made sure that I was taken care of at all times.
As we get older and go to college there’s a slight shift to take responsibility for our needs but for many, someone else is still looking out for you.
Then we get ready to graduate and often times our school helps us find a job.
Then that company supports all of our basic needs; shelter, food, clothing.
But now we are older.
Who is there to put the right food in front of you every day?
Who is there to drive you to the gym to exercise regularly?
Sure there’s coaches to help us, but at the end of the day it’s 100% on you. Nobody is coming to smack your hand when you pick up the bagel. You’re the only one that’s going to journal your food. Nobody is going to make you workout. There’s nobody there to tie your shoes anymore. Achieving ultimate health, vitality, and having your dream body is 100% your responsibility.
To me, it’s exciting to have 100% control over how active I am and what foods I get to eat. It’s an incredible liberty.
The 1st step in taking control of your health and fitness is realizing you are 100% responsible. There’s nobody else that’s coming to save the day. Not your parents, your kids, your spouse, the health care system, food manufacturers, the government, or anybody else.
The only person that can change your life is you.
You want more and better you have to go get it.
Outside of having a major illness we all have the power today to take ownership of our health and body.
Being a Type 1 Diabetic and an entrepreneur has taught me this lesson quite well. There’s no doctor or mentor that’s going to do it for me. I gotta put in the work. The focus. The discipline.
And most importantly I have to take ownership and so do you.
Make it a great day!