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Have you ever tried something new and been instantly really good at it?


Probably not.


I know I haven’t.


Maybe somethings we might take to a bit quicker than others.


Especially if we’re already good at something similar.


But being good straight away at something completely new?


I wouldn’t have thought so.


Even Beethoven probably made some right noises first time he got on a piano.


Willing to suck


Be Prepared to Be Bad Before You Get Good


Ultimately, we have to be willing to be bad at something to get good at it.


We have to be willing to suck.


Everyone wants to be good at stuff.


No one likes sucking at it.


But it’s a necessary step to becoming good.


But we forget this sometimes.


In lots of areas of our lives.


But none more so than exercise and healthy eating.


Don’t Put Off Exercise Because You’re Worried About Sucking


We put off starting or re-starting exercise because we know we’ll suck at it (check out our briefing meetings if you want somewhere welcoming and non-judgemental to get through that sucking phase. The find-out-more meeting for the Feb membership and challenges is tonight at RISE in Macclesfield if you, or a friend, don’t want to leave it for another month).


We stick to our comfortable and easy eating habits.


Rather than make changes we know we’ll struggle with.


Sucking at stuff is fine.


It’s the first step to getting good at something.


And if we never suck, we’ll never be good.


Much love,


Jon ‘Sufferin otash’ Hall and Matt ‘er punch’ Nicholson


P.S. Yesterday’s middle names – “Stop. You don’t even know Kung Fu” was a line from a Grosclh beer advert from

about 2002. Bit random, but it popped into my head 😉



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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.