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Imagine you’re running in a race.

A half marathon or similar.

Your car is parked at the finishing line.

So you need to get there.

You start off running with a group of people.

Turns out they can run a bit faster than you.

They start to pull ahead and you don’t feel you can keep up with them.

What do you do?

Would you just stop?

Wander off to the side?

Walk back to the starting line even though it’s further away from where you need to get to?

I’d assume not.

You’d probably slow down a bit to your comfortable pace.

Irrespective of how fast that it.

Maybe walk a bit.

Maybe a few rests here and there.

But you’d get there.

It’d just take a bit longer than it did for those faster runners, wouldn’t it?

But sometimes we don’t do this in other areas of our life.

The other week we had a couple of new members cancel because “I can’t keep up”.

With the daily blogs and videos and the like.

They felt that everyone else was all over it, doing their sessions, making amazing progress, etc.

And that they weren’t.

That they were ‘falling behind’.

That it as all “too much”.

And I get that.

Things can feel over-facing at times.

If we allow them.

If we create this definition of what we “should” be doing.

How “fast” we should be going.

And, when we can’t do that, to feel it’s too much.

And that it’s “not for us”.

That we “can’t do it all”.

But we don’t need to.

There is no “keeping up” that needs to be done.

If we’re making forward progress, that’s cool.

Doesn’t matter how much forward progress others are making.

Doesn’t matter how much of the various things we do that people are or aren’t using.

If we’re not making as much progress but more than we probably would have otherwise by “doing my own thing” then that’s cool to.

Damage limitation has it’s place.

If we’re not making progress we’re ok with then the answer probably isn’t to do even less.

As it’s not to try and do everything.

A couple of better food choice or reading a blog or two or watching a video or two take a fraction of 1% of the 10,080 minutes in the week.

Maybe we can do a bit more, maybe it’s maintenance or damage limitation for now.

We don’t need to “keep up”.

That’s just a fictional position in our head.

Much love,

Jon ‘Right now, thank you very much’ Hall

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.