The Only Person You EVER Need Approval From…Is Yourself

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!

About the Author

Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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