I’m going to shift gears from my usual strength and conditioning and soccer science content.
Now I’m no licensed psychologist, life coach, or Buddha. But I’m going to take a risk here and talk about personal development.
This could be on an emotional, spiritual, or mental level. And when we break these down, this could translate to leveling up in your careers, relationships, or overall life perspectives.
But get this first: personal development is NOT easy.
It’s so much more than reading Brenee Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection or Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, or I don’t know…watching motivational Gary V videos on how to make six figures while picking your nose.
Alas, I wish it were that easy.
I wish I could read a book, watch a video, or read a fitness blog and become a better person. Like right now.
At the end of the day, you can consume all of the content you what, but how are you going to apply it in real life?
Maybe reading Neghar Fonooni’s blog helps you, or meditating under a willow tree, or doing a wine and paint night, or reenacting Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Twist and Shout scene:
Whatever it is, be consistent. Do it daily. And it will compound over time to turn you into a badass who crushes life.
And if it doesn’t work anymore, find something new.
Personal development is an ongoing process, and no one can truly tell you how to do it. It’s all about experiencing trial and error, adapting to life’s twists and turns, climbing mountains and falling into valleys, and reaching dead ends and discovering new beginnings.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to you. How are you going to take action?
I told a middle school girls’ soccer team last week at a team meeting, “it’s easy to talk a big game, but will you walk the walk to better yourself?”
Blank. Fucking. Stares.
But. So. Fucking. True.
Yes, it’s easy to write down your goals, or read a self help blog, write affirmations, and listen to fitness pros who specialize in “mindset.” But how are you going to put their advice into fruition on the reg?
It’s the freaking dirty work you have to do to get better.
Will you take actionable steps? Will you do them consistently? Will you keep finding what works for you?
I sure hope so.
So the self help crowd needs to shut up.
People need to find what works for them. Aren’t we talking about the Self here anyway?
Do what works for YOURSELF.