There are probably things that you’ll have heard of that you might feel “work for some”.

Maybe meditation?

Perhaps journaling?

Recording our wins each day?

More detailed planning?

Different approaches to eating?

Or exercise choices?

And, in some cases, I’m sure we’ve all decided that “doesn’t work for me”.

And I get that.

There’s plenty of things that I’ve decided don’t work for me.

But it’s a useful question to ask……

How long did we spend trying?

When I’ve asked people who’ve said that “meditation doesn’t work for me”, how many times they’ve tried meditating, the answer is normally between zero and three.

For a few minutes each time.

10 minutes total across their life.

With similar answers for the other thing mentioned above.

Even if they’ve done 10 hours of something that’s still about 0.1% of a year.

It’s tempting to give up on something when we don’t see immediate results.

But that’s usually based off unrealistic expectations.

One meditation won’t immediately turn you into a zen like Buddha.

Your mind won’t be instantly empty.

Expecting this will just lead you to be annoyed with yourself when it doesn’t happen.

And then annoyed that you’re getting annoyed.

And give up quickly.

Journaling, recording wins, exercising and different food choices will produce next to zero results when done once.

But they add up.

They accumulate.

And I’ve never yet had someone do these things on regular basis for a sustained period of time but hasn’t felt the benefits and being glad that they did.

Much love,

Jon ‘I recently found out why rugby scores are called ‘tries’ and ‘conversions” Hall

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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 - 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.