I’m sure we’ve all seen this on a TV programme or film.

Or, maybe, experienced it in real life.

One character accuses another of lying.

The accused responds with “Are you calling me a liar?”

They’re not, of course.

Just of lying.

That someone has lied doesn’t automatically make them a “liar”.

Doing something once doesn’t mean you are that thing.

But we’re tempted to make it so.

In others.

And, especially, in ourselves.

We “fail” at something and decide that we’re a “failure”.

Something doesn’t go well and we decide “I’m no good at this” or “I can’t do this”.

We decide that we are a certain type of person (or, more likely, that “I’m not that kind of person”) based on a handful of experiences.

“I’m not really an exerciser”.

“I just like my food too much”.

“I’m too busy”.

We put these labels on ourselves which then make it more likely that we’ll act in that way.

It becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

Seemingly confirming our opinion of ourselves each time.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

If we’ve lied in the past, that doesn’t mean we need to lie going forward.

Same with failing.

Or even trying.

We can challenge those thought processes that we’re too busy or just not the kind of person who eats or exercises a certain way.

Lying is just a choice.

So are all those other things.

Our previous decisions only have to affect our future ones……….

If we let them.

————– The vast majority of people who’ve ever joined us haven’t considered themselves regular exercisers before they started. Check www.myrise.co.uk/apply if that sounds like you ———–

Much love,

Jon ‘Fletcher Reede’ Hall


RISE in Macclesfield was established in 2012 and specialise in Group Personal Training weight loss programmes for those that don’t like the gym and find diets boring and restrictive!

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.