When I was a wee boy I would as every child does do things within the supervision of my Parents. As I got older I would be allowed to do more things by myself as an autonomous person. I would make small decisions that would affect my daily life. What you learn from a young age is these decisions have consequences. So when you make these decisions you have to live with those consequences.
For major life changing things there is normally time to think about the consequences and the impact they will have. My Mother had a huge impact on me she always taught me that whatever decisions you make you need to stand by them. That does not mean not admitting your wrong in fact the opposite. I did many stupid things as a child from falling out of trees, climbing sheer sea cliffs to not doing homework. All these decisions were right. Yes including the ones I risked my life on (I thought I was invincible). They were the right decisions for me at the time is what I mean. Looking back you can say that was stupid but at the time in that situation and the way I was thinking they were right. I stand by all my life’s decisions even the wrong one because the wrong one’s were right at the time (does this make sense?)
There is this mindset people have. They make a decision but then they want to justify it. So they make this decision public while giving some woolly reason for it. What they want is lots of people to pat them on the back and tell them this decision was right. I don’t get this if you’re making a decision why not just stand by it? Why do you need to get people to agree with you or tell you you’re right? Why the need to make up silly reasons for this decision? If you are happy with your decision stand up for it don’t make excuses. If you believe what you are doing is right why do you need others to agree with you?
Where would we be today if our Prime Ministers/Presidents and Human rights activists and all the great people who have influenced our History and society just waited for people to agree with them. There’s the famous picture from the Tiananmen square massacre of the lone figure standing in front of the tank. If he had not made that decision at that time that image would not have made its way around the world and the world realisation of what was going on would not have been so great. If that one person had just waited for people to agree with them the outcome would have changed.
What has this to do with weightloss or health/fitness you ask? Well everything our small decisions have a huge impact and lead in a domino effect to many other things that can effect our families and friends. Stick by your decisions stand up for them don’t make excuses. If your decisions were wrong that’s fine but think about why they were right at the time.
Stand up and be counted