Life’s a gamble – take it on!
We all have times in our lives where we’re led to take a gamble on something. We might be taking a risk on a new job, deciding whether to make the leap and move abroad or simply embarking on a new fitness challenge.
We see people taking gambles from all walks of life. Remember the trawlerman from Scotland who won £4.5million from a 20p slot bet? We always think those kinds of things never happen to us, but if you take a look at this bgo blogpost you’ll see that taking a risk like this Scottish jackpot winner did is actually very simple. All you need is the knowledge and the motivation.
There are plenty of other people who have found success against the odds. If we take famous basketball player Michael Jordan as an example, most people wouldn’t believe that he was actually axed from his team during high school. Despite the setback, Jordan took the risk and followed his dreams to become a world-famous player. As he once said ‘I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed’ – proof that some risks are worth taking.
These are lessons we can apply to our own fitness goals. Perhaps you want to lose weight but are scared about going to the gym for the first time? Maybe it’s always been your dream to run a marathon but you’re anxious about the intense training and endurance?
It’s all too easy to think of excuses as to why we shouldn’t do something. If we return to the example mentioned at the beginning of this article, no one ever thinks they’re going to have a jackpot win, but, of course, many people never take the chance.
Your mind may be plagued by thoughts like ‘I’ll never be slim’ or ‘I’m too unfit to do that charity run’. We all feel that way at times but, as Einstein once said: ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same things over and over again but expecting different results’.
If it helps, try making a list of the most inspirational people you can think of. Find quotes and stick them up around your home. Write down your goals and keep track of your small achievements along the way.
You can only change your life and achieve your fitness goals if you take the plunge and do it! Yes, it’s going to be tough and yes you might have people doubting you at times, including yourself, but if something is worth having then it won’t come easy.