“Alright, I’m going to lose 4kg so I can look and feel good in my speedos down at the beach this Summer.”
You set your goal, it has some meaning, and you’ve started taking action. The worst thing you can do now is to stop.
What’s going to keep you from stopping?
These are all lofty things to set out for...
How about we settle for plain ol’ stubbornness.
We don’t have to be heroes to be stubborn, we can just be a pain in the butt.
When we’re stubborn there’s no quit in us, we’re mean, we’re mulish, we’re in it til the finish. We will sink our junkyard dog teeth into our goal’s ass and don’t let go no matter how hard it kicks.
You’re already stubborn about something in your life.
All you have to do is channel your own stubbornness into your health.
I’m stubborn about my own gym training. With Tough Mudder coming up and another 12-hour charity sled push early next year I know I need to be in top shape.
I can honestly say most of the time I can’t be bothered training, especially when there’s other work to do. Sometimes I sit in the car and consider just going home.
Lucky I’m a stubborn son of a gun.
I set my target and then I’m set in my way. Nothing can move me.
And I know you can be the same about certain things. You decide on something and dig your feet into the ground. No amount of pushing will change your mind.
You’ve got the stubbornness.
Time to use this unruly trait for something productive.