We get thousands of “No”s every day [And that’s cool]

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If you’re reading this blog on an email, it’ll be because you’re on a list on our email system.

If you’re reading it elsewhere, I’m sure you’re aware of such things.

Over the years, many thousands have people have signed up to these lists.

More than half have since unsubscribed.

Out of those left, a reasonable proportion never open them – they’ve presumably sent them to junkmail.

Out of those that open some of these, it’s only a proportion each day.

For the version that goes to none members, there’s a link in it people can use to apply for the programme.

The blogs are designed to help people, whatever their situation…….

But also to create that ‘know, like and trust’ that gives people confidence to take the next step with us.

Somewhere between zero and two people do that most days.

So, overall, that’s a lot of “No”s isn’t it?

The majority saying No to even opening it.

Then most that do, saying No to taking that next step.

Thousands overall.

Hundreds every day.

If I were to concentrate on all those “No”s I’d probably get put off.

But that’s not the measure of success.

The blogs help hundreds of people every day.

People just like you, dear reader.

I could insert your first name there, but “dear reader” is cool.

And, overall, they’ve helped hundreds of people take that first step in what many have looked back on as “one of the best decisions I ever made”.

If I hadn’t have kept doing them, we’d have changed hundreds of lives less.

And the knock on effect of that.

And, I don’t know if we’d have had enough members to keep running the programme (at least in the awesome form it currently is).

It’s essential to have the right measure of success of anything.

Most things will have a way at looking at them that makes it look like a failure.

Even if it’s not.

If we intend to exercise 4 or 5 times per week, then 3 can seem like a failure.

And we might end up doing less (or none) because of that.

If we say 1+ then we’ll always be able to do that (not exercising once per week isn’t a busy-ness thing, it’s a mindset about busy-ness thing).

And, likely, overachieve on it.

I’d wager that people who aim to exercise one or more times per week exercise, on average, more than those who aim to exercise five times per week.

If our sole target is a final weight (lose 2 stone, weigh 13, etc), then we have to “fail” at the goal every day……..

Until we either get there……….

Or, more likely, get put off by that perceived failure.

If our goal is to eat in average calorie deficit across the week, we can do that all the time (if we chose to).

Ultimately, we all have to “fail” on the way to “success”.

But only if we measure the failures.

If we measure the little successes that build to bigger ones over time…………

We can do that all the time!

Much love,

Jon ‘2 Unlimited’ Hall

About The Author

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.