Who doesn’t have 20 minutes to train? The answer is my favorite conversation. It has to do with you and exploring your negative connotation of selfishness. Let’s admit that our preoccupation with comforts may be a little wimpy. Taking action to evolve a more significant life is attractive. Do you want others to see you in the image of how you look at yourself? Are you selfish enough to create a new personal portrait as an attractive, convincing winner on the track to success?
Selfishness is a good habit. In the context of you taking care of yourself first, you build the health and strength to take care of the talented people around you. It begins with a want and ends with a reward. The habit of in-action is what you must change. If your routines are active, then they create attractive patterns, and you win.
Do your methods include the kind act of self-development. If the answer is yes, you’re on your way to a new positive outcome. You are building power.
Reasonable is irrational if the outcome isn’t positive. The result of a stronger physiology through proper exercise is the big point. What’s in it for me becomes tangible when the investment in training time comes from expert skills, consistent activity, and safe performance. Build your presence on physical and mental changes that are the positive reward of a process of training, because being reasonable isn’t in your blood.
Resolve your life’s most intimate, unrealized issues. Get up earlier. Visualize the day:
“You are standing in the gym, alone, beaming in your shiny new shorts with the swoosh. Your rash-guard makes every curve in your sturdy frame stand out and shout, “I am a warrior!” You are warmed up and ready to become the self-made athlete you’ve always dreamed you could be. Rap madness is playing in your ears. You are badass! The coach raises his hand. His thumb presses forcefully on the start button, and you hear the pinging beep of the stopwatch fill the gym. It’s game on.
You reach down to grab the bar. You are in perfect form. You’ve trained for this moment. There is a man-ly weight on this rope of steel. All the eyes of the gym are on you. As your hips drop into perfect lift-off position, your firm, supple hands reach the cold, knurled steel bar. Chalkdust is aloft in the bright morning sun. And you lock on. Lift! And nothing happens. It won’t move. It’s stuck to the floor. You scream, but no one runs to your aid. You’re unreachable. It’s the slo-mo version of Road Runner. Then, as if ordered by the gods of iron, your kid wakes you up to get the milk out of the ’fridge, and it’s all over. Exit dreamland.”
You must be truthful to win. There is no truth in dreaming that someday success, top performance, and sustainable health will happen. It’s “You Inc” beginning now. Your plan must include all personal development within your reach – physical and mental.
Having a great body, eternal youth, and a six-pack that would bring Marilyn Monroe back from the grave isn’t worth the energy if it comes from the negative connotation of selfish. Understand the context of the documentary you make of yourself. Focus on you and the people you love the most. They depend on you, and with that knowledge, you have the freedom to be the master of selfish. Give to yourself. You deserve it. You are in this for the outcome – for yourself and those around you who allow you to be the alpha in their lives.
Training is your best friend. It will never let you down. It goes with you everywhere. It never says no. It always makes you better. No matter what the circumstance, training will still support your high experience. It’s foundational. It’s the pressure to do the right thing when you need it most. It’s support when good intentions and energy turn around and bite you in the backside because it is simple, functional, rejuvenating, creative, inspirational, portable, available. It’s a noun and a verb! Training is the autonym in this book – the thing itself and the action.
Get some selfish going. Your life depends on your investment in self-actualization. Partner passion with strategy. Discover your “Why.” Why do you train? Because it’s the right thing to do.
Find your bottom line. That’s the wet-eyed, passionately desired, emotionally anchored, drop dead, bottom-of-the-barrel reason that you are alive on the planet. The reason you made kids and put them on the same journey as you. It’s the thrill of making your first house payment. It’s the feeling of accomplishment as you are driving your new Ferrari. It’s your self-appointment to the CEO position of “You Inc.”
Selfish is a healthy expression. It’s the cherry pie you baked and weren’t too busy to taste. You make a more profound commitment to un-realized abilities. Your presentation of yourself to the world will be noticeable. Selfish people look at peace with themselves. It’s the sunshiny side of your accountability to yourself. It’s not the reward, but there is a reward in sampling it every day.
Let’s all be a little more selfish. It’s sexy. It’s creative, and it’s human.
“The label self-care refers to prioritizing your physical health and psychological well-being by engaging in good eating habits, exercise, sleep, relaxation, and enjoyable activities every day. Proponents of self-care like to point out that unless we take care of ourselves first, we will not be well enough to help and take care of others.” – John A. Johnson, Ph.D. – https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/cui-bono/201501/good-neutral-and-bad-selfishness