The modern world we live in has a lot of convinces to it. You can go grocery shopping from your couch. You can look up the answer to any question from your phone. If you want something, you get it with the snap of your finger. Are amazing as this is, it has led to a mindset that may be holding you back. The quick fix mentality.
Because we expect to be able get anything at the drop of a hat, it is easy to think that all your problems can be solved with a quick fix. The magic weigh loss pill or tea. Buy this piece of. Gym equipment and you will be the strongest, fittest human ever, eat this diet for 30 days and you will live to be 150 years old and never age! It’s a mindset bred through convivence, and it is preventing you from reaching your goals.
If it were as easy as taking a pill and becoming as fit as humanly possible, everyone would be fit! No one would be overweight or have health issues. But the truth is, those things are everywhere in our society. If we try to Band-Aid our problems, it won’t solve them, it will just prolong the inevitable. Furthermore, if you take that quick fix and it actually works, how likely are you to stick with it? Not very likely. Most people, when they take the quick fix, bail on it after the initial period of time they committed to.
So, what can you do about it? Play the long game. You need to understand that to solve your problem, it will take time. For some, results may come quicker than others, but in general, progress is slower. To create a new habit, see results, and make the results last, it will take time. It takes practice and discipline and changing your mindset.
If you hear someone telling you that the cure to your problem is some simple quick fix, run. Ditch the quick fix and find something that will benefit you for the rest of your life. At 286 Performance, we are all about the long game. We want you to reach your goals as quickly as possible, but we understand that the process takes time. If you want to find out how we can help you reach your goals, shoot us a reply!