Did you know that you can predict the future?
No, seriously… I’m not kidding. You and tons of people just like you, look into the future every day, and are able to see exactly what tomorrow will bring.
Don’t think you can do it? Doesn’t sound like something you’ve done before?
Maybe you didn’t realize you were predicting the future when you did it, but you did.
“I’m just going to skip my workout this morning, because I know I am going to have time this afternoon.”
“I have plenty of time tomorrow to run, so I will just push this workout until then.”
“I’m really going to watch what I eat this weekend, so I can go ahead and eat seven slices of pizza tonight.”
“Things will be more settled next week, so I will just wait until then to start my fitness routine.”
“I won’t suffer any real health problems because of my lifestyle, so I don’t need to exercise.”
Any of that sound familiar?
See, since you are able to see into the future and predict what your schedule, health, mood and habits will be… you can make decisions about today armed with that knowledge… Pretty awesome ability to have.
As exciting as all that sounds, maybe we need to think this through a bit more.
What may look like amazing psychic powers, may actually just be a form of rationalizing and procrastinating.
“Am I happy with my current health and fitness?”
If the answer is no, then chances are your psychic ability may be less powerful than you think.
One of the most common ways to rationalize poor health and fitness choices is to predict future behavior. You use what you think you might do in the future, to justify not taking action at the moment.
If you could go back in time and record how often your predictions came true, I wonder what your prediction success rate would be. I would be willing to bet that if you tried to use the same skill in Las Vegas, you’d be broke… sleeping on a bench… cleaning taxi cab advertising boards for change so you can save up for a bus ticket back home.
It was so awful, and became such an issue, that it led me to make some serious changes in my scheduling and how I prepared for each day.
You know, and I know, your schedule is never predictable. That free time you think you will have tomorrow will be taken over by work, stress, laziness or parenting responsibilities. And next week is going to look the same.
Those cravings for unhealthy food aren’t going anywhere either. If you choose junk over healthy food today… the same temptation will be there tomorrow.
The only way to make healthy and long-lasting changes in your health and fitness is to win each and every day.
There are tons of excuses and obstacles that prevent you from making smart choices. If you want to change your life, you have to identify your obstacles, and overcome them one at a time.
it’s time to eliminate it from the list of options you use to make poor health and fitness decisions. Next time you think to yourself, “I’m good not doing _____ today, because of what I will do tomorrow…”
Understand that the same reasons preventing you from taking action today, are the same ones that are going to be around tomorrow. You have to take action in the moment, and break the thought habit of looking ahead. Instead of trying to predict the future… change your future starting today!
P.S. – If you can actually predict the future, I have some questions for you…
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