We are living in a have-it-all, have-it-now world. Access to anything you desire is usually a keystroke away.
There’s one-click ordering. There’s food delivery in 30 minutes or less. There’s payments with the swipe of a card.
More so than at any time in history, we have forgotten the art of sacrifice.
Can you blame us? Mainstream marketing tells us hundreds of times each day that we should have it all, and that we should have it right now.
The problem with this have-it-all-right-now mindset is that real accomplishments require sacrifice and delayed gratification. And these real accomplishments are where true satisfaction is found.
Think about it for a moment. When was the last time that you felt proud of something that you’ve done? I doubt that it was for the last purchase that you one-click ordered online. More likely, it was for a big project that you tackled at work or home, or a meal that you cooked for your family, or a 5K (or marathon!) that you trained for and completed.
Those proud moments have one thing in common: they all required sacrifice, self-discipline and delayed gratification. You gave up your time, you invested your attention and efforts, you put in the miles...
And then you achieved your goal and experienced that sweet satisfaction.
Learning how to sacrifice and delay gratification, rather than getting something right now, is a skill set. This skill set will grow as you use it more often. Just like a muscle that becomes stronger under resistance, your ability to sacrifice your immediate needs in favor of a larger accomplishment will improve the more you use it.
With a solid plan and an effective program, sacrifice and delayed gratification are the name of the game when it comes to getting into great shape. Get comfortable with delayed gratification and you’ll achieve any goal.
I know that’s not what any of us want to hear. We’d prefer the one-click-to-dream-body button over months of a controlled diet and challenging workouts. But by embracing and enhancing your ability to sacrifice short term wants for long term goals, you’ll gain traction on all of your big life goals, including getting that healthy and fit body.
I’m here to help you achieve your fitness and weight loss goals.
Yes, it’s going to require that you put in hard work and delayed gratification, and I’ll be there with you every step of the way. When you reach your goal, you'll have an incredible feeling that will motivate you to continue your healthy lifestyle. There's nothing else like that feeling!
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