I’ve mentioned in the last couple of blogs about holidaying in the South of France with my wife’s side of the family last week.

They’ve been going to the same area for over 30 years, originally “camping and with only 10 Francs a day to spend” and building up from there.

In the summer of 1991 I went on holiday to a campsite somewhere in France with my family.

At some point, I mangled the end of my big toe messing about on a 10 seater bike thing with some other kids, and was limited to what I could do for the rest of the week.

So I frittered away the rest of my spends in the site arcade.

There was one game I particularly enjoyed, I remember.

Having just spent a disproportionate amount of time on YouTube trying to figure out what it was, I’m fairly sure it was ‘Streets of Rage’.

I kept getting defeated by the same end of level boss though.

Working hard to get back to the same point each day when I had my next spends.

I think I was pretty much down to my last few Francs when I watched some other kid get past him and then be defeated at some point further on.

As he skulked off in frustration, I approached the machine and popped my coins in before the ‘Continue?’ countdown hit zero.

A bit naughty I know.

And I got some grief from the kid and his mates.

But I finished the game.

And, for that brief moment, my life was complete.

Life can be a bit like that sometimes can’t it?

Getting defeated time and time again by the same challenges.

Getting progressively more frustrated.

But, the good news is………..

Our greatest breakthroughs can be on the other side of these ‘bosses’.

Only by keeping going……….

And, maybe, getting a bit of ‘help’ along the way………..

Will it happen.

Challenges are normal.

Getting beaten by the same ones more than once is fine.

But, at some point……….

If we’re going to get anywhere……….

We need to get past them!

If you’re already a member, we can be your ‘help’ getting past these points.

Talk to us.

Use the systems.

Stay engaged.

Keep going.

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Much love,

Jon ‘Dr. Eggman’ 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.