I’d like to ask my Discount Supplement family a question…Do you need my approval?
Does your daily routine, working day, personal relationships, or anything else for that matter depend on mine or anybody else’s approval…my guess is that your answer is a resounding NO!
Then why do we as humans (and I’m guilty of this myself) generally set out to please…you may not even know you’re doing it, but why should our happiness and contentment depend on the approval of somebody else!!?? In trying to please somebody, what you’re actually looking for is their approval…so ask yourself the question; do you really need their approval? My guess is that your answer is ANOTHER resounding NO!
So now ask yourself this…are you training for your missus, your fella, a family member or a friend…or are you training for yourself!?
Then depending on your answer to this question, ask yourself this, do I need to worry about what somebody else thinks of me…my healthy eating, my smelly boiled eggs or fishy smelling mackerel, do I care that people think I’m anti-social because I walk around the gym with my ear phones in and won’t eat the cake their grandmother made because it isn’t conducive to my diet??
I’m not saying we should be rude or ungrateful, kindness should never be sneered at, and if somebody has made the effort to be nice, then show gratitude and appreciation, but then explain WHY it is you’re doing what you’re doing. If you’re deemed to be rude because you’re not standing to attention and having a chin wag with somebody at the gym (regardless of how nice they may be), and they don’t accept your explanation…then forget them.
You’re here for a reason, and your reason is subjective, it’s personal to you, but whatever you do, don’t be a ‘YES’ man, by all means be a gentle man, discipline and single mindedness is not synonymous to arrogance and rudeness, but in the fitness world…being ‘nice’, and having a chat because you want Joe Bloggs to approve of you, should not, and must never be a part of your mindset.
When you look in the mirror in the morning, it’s only you that has to look at the reflection coming back…and to this end; it’s only your approval that should EVER matter to you!