This is related enough - I wanted to say this to y’all for a bit:
I saw a post a couple days ago about how people can’t really change, and potential is just you projecting what you’d do onto someone. Many people in the comments were calling BS on that, but I’d like to emphatically call BS on that. Over the past 5 months I’ve gone through some of the most significant life change I’ve ever gone through and I’d like to share:
End of the summer my (amazing and supportive) wife sat me down and basically told me she was exhausted with seeing me say I’m gonna do things/try to do things/start to do things and then never have follow through. She believed I wanted to do these things, but had lost hope that I was going to follow through and had lost trust because of that. That was the wake up call I needed. From there I drastically started to shift how I perceived myself and my struggles. I realized that at my core I was believing that I was irresponsible, lazy, disorganized (cont.)
@Chum dog, basically all the things I was acting like. So I decided to start to make small changes that were not focused on making her happy, reaching some giant end goal, or doing something for anyone else. I just wanted to make small, attainable, goals that would help me develop consistency. And I did. I started counting my calories in eating to monitor my diet, I started keeping a planner for daily activities (and setting it the night before), I started getting on a truly realistic schedule of exercise. Simple but attainable things. Guys you’d be blown away at the change I’ve experienced because of it. I am so much more confident, on top of my crap, attractive to my wife, and respected professionally. More than anything I stopped believing that crap about myself that was holding me back. I began to realize that stuff is a choice. Yeah it’s more challenging for some people but life is built on habits. Basically what I’m getting at is, you are not stuck, and neither is anyone else.
@Chum dog, tl;dr choose consistency and attainability over big lofty daunting goals if you actually wanna see change in your life. Sorry for the long post, love y’all
@Chum dog, good for you man. I had a similar year. Got diagnosed with diabetus and so made life changes and lost about 50 lbs this year, but one of the things the doc said to me will probably stick with me forever. He explained the meds and talked about the steps to taking the good drugs and said “ok so are you actually prepared to make these changes? 95% of people won’t so we can just skip it and I prescribe insulin for you to inject which will basically solve this”. I think this applies to that thought process. I’m willing to bet almost everyone left his office thinking they were gonna make the changes. Most of them don’t tho because the average person is very unmotivated.
@Chum dog, i agree life is about habits. Studies show you have a finite amount of will power to expend. But once you establish or break a habit it no longer requires will power. Just pick some small goal, do it consistently till it is a habbit, and then pick the next goal.
Aren’t there a couple pictures of a cat doing this under a parked truck? How often are cats doing this?
@Snarfel Burger, he is cleaning his chest
@Snarfel Burger, depends on how many sets they’re going for during their workout
Get the Body, get the Bi***es
@BigBartsch, in this case he’s getting the pussy
I got the eye of the tiger
I like how him doing sit-ups made his arms big.