“Don’t touch the stove!”
You probably don’t remember the first time you heard that sage piece of advice.
It’s likely you’ve given that advice recently if you have kids.
The outcome was probably the same in both scenarios …
You touched the stove anyway. They touched the stove anyway.
Because hearing it and feeling it are two very different experiences.
It reminds me of the time when I first got my driver’s license.
I was 16 and a total jackass of a kid.
I had a really hard time with rules or doing what I was “supposed” to do.
Anyway, my parents told me to be careful with how fast I was driving because cops are looking for young kids like myself to pull over as easy targets.
I brushed them off (which was typical).
Then, on day 2 of having my license … I got pulled over for going 98 mph in a 55 mph zone.
I touched the stove.
I’d love to tell you that I learned right away that the stove was hot and to stop speeding but …
There were several other incidents before I got my shit together.
You’ll learn that there was a pattern in my life that kept repeating itself …
Learning the hard way and needing the lesson over and over and over again.
Some people touch the stove once. Others, like myself, touch it 10 times and think that maaaybe the next time our hand won’t get burned.
Eventually, we all learn the lesson (hopefully).
Where in your life are you still touching the stove?
What about with your nutrition and training?
One thing I started to do differently when I finally became a little wiser was …
To do things differently.
Meaning … if something clearly wasn’t working, I knew I needed a different approach to get a different outcome.
I had to stop touching the stove.
Consider this ….
If always eating less hasn’t worked yet … you probably should try eating more.
If being too rigid and obsessive hasn’t worked yet … you probably should try being more flexible.
If living in the all or nothing cycle hasn’t worked yet … you probably should find some middle ground of consistency.
If always doing things on your own hasn’t worked yet … you probably should hire a coach.
If you haven’t already joined the Shred with Em & M … you probably should sign up right now as spots are extremely limited.
Ok, that last one doesn’t really fit but it’s still true lol.
I guess I could’ve worded it like this …
If passing on opportunities keeps leaving you stuck and frustrated … you probably should start capitalizing on them when they present themselves.
There we go. Much better.
Here is the opportunity to get leaner in the most sustainable way …
Ready to stop touching the stove and get better results?
But in all seriousness, take a hard look at where you’re still touching the stove.
You have a whole body of evidence based on the science of hindsight that will tell you what doesn’t work.
If you keep doing the same shit … you’ll continue to get the same results.
Which is great if those are the results you want.
But if they’re not … you need to do something different.
It’s pretty straightforward.