Actions Speak Louder
In fitness, just like in life, we often have the best of intentions when we say our goals or say what we plan to accomplish out loud. Recently, I’ve been trying to pay attention to the action instead of what I said I was going to do. The outcome is actually different than I expected.
It all started with a podcast I was listening to. The guest was David Goggins and I’m sure you’ve heard me talk about his book lately. In this podcast, David said he carries around a journal. The only thing that gets written in the journal is what we actually gets done. It doesn’t make the page unless it was actually accomplished. 100% honesty is required.
The day I did that, it only took 1 day to prove I wasn’t honest with myself, I didn’t accomplish what I said I was going too. I was going to run 4 miles, ran 1.97. I was going to do 300 burpees, I actually did 400. I was going to hit 2 sets of 15 back squats, I did 2 sets of 10. I was going to do 4 more reps after that voice in my head told me it was impossible, I stopped after 1 rep. Actions are truth. Words are just words.
The point of this blog isn’t to point out what you are or aren’t capable of. It’s not even to tell you what to do. It’s to warn you to pay attention to the actions over words. Do your actions line up with the words you are telling people? More importantly, do your actions line up with what you are telling yourself? A goal only matters if it is important to you. There is a reason that 99% of New Year’s resolutions fail! The person saying them doesn’t believe it themselves.
You can apply this to any part of your life. I hope you enjoyed reading and as always I can’t doesn’t exist.