just get started

Once he gets started there’s no stopping him.

The biggest obstacle in your path is you.

That’s right.

You can be your own greatest ally yet also your worst enemy. Hey there’s two sides to every coin, right?

See, people tend to get in their own way and sabotage their own efforts and chances of improvement and/or accomplishment.

The problem most people have is this:


Take the guy or gal who plans to start exercising and eating better, but constantly talks themselves out of it, postponing it for tomorrow, inevitably never getting around to actually doing it.

Maybe it was fear and lack of self-belief that held them back, or maybe they were just plain lazy.

It doesn’t really matter. The point is they never got started. They held themselves back.

Maybe they got their head wrapped up in all the minor details, like what’s the best routine? What should my macro intake be? How many exercises should I do in a workout? How long should I train? Should I use forced reps, rest pause, strip sets and other advanced techniques to get better results?

They get so caught up in all of this, end up getting confused and ultimately give up before they even start.

Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t track your macros, or whatever the hell you like to do and I’m not saying you shouldn’t tailor your training program to you.

But if you’re over thinking everything and getting confused, it’s probably a good indicator that you currently lack the knowledge and experience to use certain principles.

It’s like trying to run before you’ve learnt to walk.

Just pick a suitable program that you’ll be able to stick to and follow basic nutrition principles and see where it takes you.

As you get more advanced you can tinker and tweak things to suit your own unique body and lifestyle.

Now this is just a hypothetical situation, but there are millions of people out there that can relate and go through similar situations like this on a daily basis.

Their fears, doubts and insecurities paralyse them and they never take the first step.

This doesn’t just apply to fitness and wanting to look good naked. Oh no, no, no.

It extends into a variety of aspects.

Some people chase “dream jobs” and “ideal occupations” but never get round to actually working them.

They talk about the things they want to do and stuff the want to own, but never reach any of their goals.

It stops at that. Just a goal and nothing more. It’s a word on a page. An idea generated in the head that stays in the head.

They never take an actual step to getting there.

Goals are sweet, but the feeling of crushing them is a whole lot sweeter.

You can read all the motivation books, watch all the motivational videos, but in the end it all comes down to you and your desire to reach your goals by taking the first step towards them and getting started.

Lao Tzu’s saying nails it.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Damn straight.

The “experts” would like you to believe you need something revolutionary to achieve.

All you really need is a little thought, some planning and plenty of hard, focused work.

If you just make a start, you’ll be ahead of the herd, wondering what could happen. Maybe, just maybe you’ll turn dreams into a reality.

I’ll guarantee you this though, if you don’t make a start you’ll never find out.

Remember, When you make success a necessity, you’re chances of being successful increase substantially.

Take your chances, don’t neglect your opportunities and grow as a human being.

All in all, JUST GET STARTED!!

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  1. This article raises a key point. Most people never do the things they want. They fuss about the niggly details and that hinders and stops them from ever progressing. It’s sad to say many people don’t realise their full potential as a result.

    • If more people simply “got started” on an endeavour or pursuit, they’d be surprised by the outcome. I’m not saying that you don’t need to calculate, formulate and strategise, because they are important aspects.

      To say otherwise would be downright idiotic. Most people would just benefit from going back to basics, pulling their heads out of the asses and taking the first step.

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