I was having a drink (yes, even personal trainers enjoy a beer every now and then, at least I do!) with a friend a few weeks ago while watching the UFC at a bar. As one of the fighters made his way towards the octagon, my friend commented, “Man, it must be nice to be such a bad ass fighter! My mom forced me to learn the frigging piano when what I really wanted was to learn Taekwando!” “Dude” I responded, “You are not 5 years old anymore, instead of hating on your mom, go and sign up at a martial arts school. My good friend Nabil has an awesome school pretty close to where you are!” I think you know how this conversation ended. He proceeded to tell me that he is too busy now with his new born, and will have to wait until his kid gets a little older before he can do anything at all. That is what I call the Time Traveling Syndrome, or TTS for short. And we all do it from time to time.
We are either stuck in the past regretting what we coulda, shoulda done. Or we are so anxious and nervous about the future that we tell ourselves that tomorrow will be different. We say to ourselves, “One day! One day the stars will be aligned! And you just wait and see, I will finally be able to unleash my true potential!” Except that perfect moment never comes. The only perfect moment is now!
Want to burn fat and build muscle so you can look better and feel more confident and be healthier?
You can either:
- Travel to the past and lament on how you should have started last year
- Travel to the future and plan on starting your perfect program some day
- Or you can choose to live in the present and commit to a plan today.