It's funny. I don’t do this anymore but at times in the past, I tended to compare myself to other people in the fitness industry. I thought to myself, why wasn’t I farther along? Could I have been farther along? Was I doing everything right? Etc.
I put a lot of pressure on myself towards the idea of if I wasn’t doing enough to get towards the goals I wanted to achieve. And the truth is, looking back on where I started from and how much knowledge I have gained, I did everything right that I could have done myself.
I learned from people along the way and gained knowledge that allowed me to get to where I needed to be, but I realized that you don’t know what you don’t know so trying to beat yourself up on the ideas that you should or could be farther along is pointless. As long as you are working towards your goals, actively, every day, then that’s all you can ask of yourself.
As long as you are completing tasks towards your goals every day then that’s all you can do. even when I look back on my discipline of how I am now with everything in life versus what I was years ago, even 3 years ago, has changed dramatically. Over time I just became more determined and wanted to learn more and do more so I slowly would always tack on more things for me to do but as I slowly did that, I was able to bear the responsibility for it.
As the name of this post is entitled, we all started somewhere and it's important to look back and see where you have come from. Don’t try and dissect and ask if you could have done more because that will just diminish the results you have gained. Is it possible you could have gotten better results if you had made different decisions or put more time in the other direction of choices? I’m sure yes. But again, you don’t know what you don’t know. So, there is no use sweating over what you could have done.
Just take it as a learning lesson and understand the lesson learned. And don’t stay stuck on the idea that you need to keep comparing yourself to anyone. You have your path, and you don’t know what other people have been through and even if they are legitimate or not.
Just focus on yourself but from time to time, have some gratitude and remember why and where you started from. It's always good to look back now and then to appreciate the steps you have made so far.
Disclaimer: Adam is not a doctor nor a nutritionist. This is all from the experience Adam has gained through himself and through schooling. Through his videos, Adam shares his personal and educational experience that he has acquired over the past years of training individuals through fitness and nutrition. Adam would strongly recommend you see your physician before starting or completing any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition to participate in the exercises which are why consulting your physician would be recommended.
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