This post is a little different from my usual fitness posts.
But it has to do with more of your mindset which to me is very important and plays a big role in fitness.
Some people might disagree with this post but there is a lot of truth to it depending on what your perspective is.
Having expectations will cause you grief.
It's not to say that you shouldn’t have goals or hold people to a certain standard.
But to always EXPECT things to go your way or EXPECT situations to become what YOU always think they should become is a little egotistical.
We sometimes want the outcome of things to be a certain way even if we have no experience In that certain area.
Or we set a time for something to be completed by.
And it's because we're excited and want to see ourselves succeed.
But it can turn into something of a disappointment because we didn’t end up meeting our goals when we think we should have.
An example of this is one I have seen so many times have been in this industry for a while.
An individual will come into the gym wanting to work out and put on muscle.
They are fired up and start working out, generally with their friends, and for the next few days to a week or month there committed.
They have expectations of putting on size and muscle and getting bigger.
It shouldn’t be too bad? They see on social media and even some people they know have done it.
But sooner rather than later they start to see it's a lot harder than they initially thought.
They realize Those 10 methods to muscle building made it sound a lot easier than they originally thought.
They feel like they're not growing as fast as they should.
And so, they give up.
A few months in.
The expectations they set for themselves did not come true, so they give up.
Happens a lot.
What they didn’t realize is the expectations they set for themselves were not too realistic.
And they started to make assumptions on what THEY think they should achieve by a certain time when they have no experience in this area.
Is it completely their fault? No.
They are basing their information on things they see on social media and from other people.
But having those expectations caused them to give up and stop when they were never realistic in the first place.
The best way to go about this is to of course have your goals in mind.
But remove the expectations of having to achieve your goal 100% by that time frame.
I have met and know some aggressive people who actually enjoy this and for them, it works.
But they have a lot of experience in deeming what they think is realistic for them which is why they will hit their target or get close to them.
But for most people, it doesn’t especially in an area you are not familiar with.
So set a goal for yourself.
Work towards it.
Don’t concentrate too much if you don’t get your goal or not.
But just focus on making the progress along the way.
The more experience you build the better you can get at setting realistic expectations.
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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