The journey we're all on can be so frustrating at times.
You think you're trying hard, but yet you just can't seem to get the results you're looking for.
Or, you're nervous and scared to start, that paralyzes you, and you never take any action.
It can be frustrating for sure.
However, what happens when we get angry or frustrated?
We say "screw it!"
We binge eat, stop working out, or try to do it on our own, but in reality, we end up just yoyo-ing around, and never make any progress, or worse, go backwards.
On this journey, which I call it a journey for so many reasons, you're going to go through ups and downs, nobody loses weight every single week, nobody makes progress 52 weeks a year, and that can lead to massive frustration.
Next time you get frustrated (and this could apply to any moment of frustration, not just fitness) think of one of my favorite lines...
If you're furious, get curious.
I use this in business a ton.
If I'm frustrated with a team member or a result of something we're trying, it's very easy to get mad, but instead, I try to get curious.
The same thing in a relationship.
It's never all roses, sometimes you have moments of frustration.
When you feel that coming on, try not to get furious, but get curious.
We now have a 6’ life-size teddy bear in the gym.
We named him Carl. Curious Carl.
Although he acts as a hilarious prop (see our Facebook Page), he also is a good reminder anytime you see him to be curious.
Ask yourself why.
Why are you frustrated?
What's the problem?
What's the solution?
What could I do differently?
Am I doing everything possible?
Do my actions match my intentions?
Keep asking questions.
Typically, that tends to reveal a lot more, especially a lot more over just getting furious about it, which does nothing.
With fitness, by getting curious you may be honest with yourself and realize that you may not be trying as hard as you really can.
You may realize that your intentions are great, but they're not always backed up by your actions.
Getting curious may make you realize that you're doing the same thing you've been doing and expecting a different result.
It forces you to be self-aware.
So, next time you're frustrated, in fitness, or in life, remember the line...
If you're furious, get curious!
Dedicated to Your Success,