“Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we spend most of our time stumbling around in the dark. Suddenly a light gets turned on and …”
That’s a quote from Liev Schreiber's character, Marty Baron, in the Oscar winning movie, ‘Spotlight’.
I was given this from Todd Herman, a sports performance coach. And he stated:
'If you’ve ever struggled to get traction on your health, your fitness, or insert anything to help make yourself better…
That’s ‘stumbling in the dark...and a light gets turned on…’
But the rest of the movie line is:
"and there is a fair share of blame to go around.”
That's where many of us can get tripped up. We suddenly find out that we've been doing everything wrong, and the negative self talk, the blame game starts.
We aren't given a life operating manual, most of us are just doing the best we can without all the answers.
How do we get our 'light turned on' more faster and more frequently?
To answer this, Todd added, 'People drastically over-estimate how good they are at something and they drastically underestimate how good they are at something. Our jobs are to hold up a mirror and reveal the truth, so we can help them achieve their dreams.'
So the nugget buried inside of that pearl of wisdom is this:
The more you can get yourself around competent and skilled people in the varying areas you’re looking to improve, work on or develop, the ‘light will get turned on faster and more frequently.’
I'm here to help.
If you are struggling with your fitness and health, just reply to this email, and let's have a conversation.
The light switch may be closer than you think.
Have a great week!