Embrace the discomfort and don’t listen to negative people

Ryan Donohue, owner of Fitness Formation.
Ryan Donohue, owner of Fitness Formation.

Many things in life come and go. One moment we have them, the next minute we don’t.

Motivation is one of those things that we often have a battle of wills against.

Some days we are pumped. The weather is good. Our mindset is dialled in. We are ready to run through brick walls to achieve the things we need to achieve.

The next day we are low. The weather has turned. We’re not feeling the urge to get stuff done. We procrastinate. Our goals can wait.

This week, we’re going to highlight some of the things that may be conspiring against you.

Some of them we have spoken about in length before.

One of the saddest things we hear is people who are left with doubt in their mind by the people that they love, and respect the most. Family, and friends.

‘You look too butch’. ‘You look too skinny’. ‘You’ve lost too much weight’.

More often than not, these are insecure people who haven’t got the drive, the desire, and the dedication that you have.

We hope you enjoy our column.

We hope it educates you. We hope you listen, and take action. Now, we ask one thing off you – do not listen to these people.

Ignore their comments and views.

They may have good intentions but often they are jealous of your success.

They’re jealous of the fact that you have finally taken action.

Disregard them in the same manner that they have disregarded the effort it has taken to get to where you are now.

You can never change it. Let go. Walk forward. The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you have come.

Do what you can with what you have got. Live in the present and equally so, do not be too concerned by the possibilities of what could happen in the future.

No one knows what will happen. Keep moving forward.

People do not achieve incredible things by being comfortable. That may be the failings of those around you who continue to try to drag you down with them.

No one achieves anything in their comfort zone. To look and feel as great as you do now didn’t come easy. Embrace the discomfort.