I mentioned last week that I went to the rugby the other Sunday.


On the way my boys were, as they generally do, asking me a none stop barrage of questions.


At one point they asked, for some reason, about the story of Samson.


You know, he of he bible.


Betrayed by Delilah, captured, tortured, etc.


They weren’t impressed.


“He sounds pretty stupid to me”


“Why didn’t he learn not to trust Delilah?”


Great points really.


Pretty much the same as I thought when I first heard the story.


He kinda deserved what happened.


If you keep making the same mistake over and over again?


Fool me once, shame on you.


Fool me twice, shame on me.



The key to long term success in yeah olde weight loss and fitness game?


Accepting that mistakes will happen.


Problems will arise.


Workouts will be missed for unforeseen reasons.


Stuff will get eaten and drank when plans go awry.


‘Bad’ days, weekends and weeks will happen.


But the key?


Learn from those things.


Put things in place so they don’t happen again.


Or, at the very least, the extent and impact of them is reduced.


Imagine if you learned from every time you had a bad weekend?


You thought about the planning of it.


You considered the habits, limiting beliefs, etc that impacted.


You made it 5-10% less damaging next time.


In a few months time…….


You’ll be laughing!



Much love,


Jon ‘My wife used to think that Samson and Delilah was ‘A lovely story about a man who had a haircut” Hall and Matt ‘Samsung’ Nicholson

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.