Over the years we must have had thousands of conversations……..
In which people have pointed out that someone else has it easier for various reasons.
“They haven’t got kids.”
“They don’t work as many hours as me.”
“They’re younger than me.”
“It’s easier for men to lose weight.”
We fully appreciate that there are lots of things that make the journey harder.
We know that a 20 year old guy will get a better response to the same changes than a 55 year old woman would.
Although we have never been a woman of any age, we have worked with plenty of them over the years.
However, we also know that those pointing out someone else’s advantage (whether it be gender, age, time, kids, logistics, etc) usually aren’t doing everything they can to get the results they are after.
And that there’s others of the same age, gender, busyness, etc that are doing more of what needs to be done and are getting results.
Nothing else can really be blamed if someone’s still having cereal / toast / juice for breakfast, multiple coffess throughout the day and a bottle of wine in the evening.
Only when someone is doing what needs to be done and their progress is slower than others can gender, age, etc be given as the reason.
Before anyone miss-quotes us, this isn’t having a go at anyone because their gender, age, etc.
It’s just pointing out that if they aren’t training properly, eating and drinking well, etc ……….
Then that’s the thing that needs to be concentrated on………
Not someone else’s ‘advantages’.
And we’re not wanting to make anyone feel bad.
Just helping them see through a self-limiting belief that’s holding them back.
Seeing the truth is empowering.
And is the only thing that will enable that forward progress.
Think someone else is in better shape than you, because of gender, age, etc?
But you’re not doing what you need to do?
Then, hopefully, this should act as a kick to start doing it 🙂
P.S. The dates are up for the September Briefing Meeting for the October challenge – myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting.