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As I have mentioned before, for the most part, I am pretty laid back and don’t let too many things get to me. I just don’t have the time for that added stress or negativity.
After all, the only true thing we have control over is our reactions to situations. Sure, you have control over many choices but there are many things that are out of your hands and you have to learn to react to them.
Although the list of things that annoy me could be long, I have learned to laugh at most of it. However, there are still some things that I just don’t understand about people!
Let me give you a few examples:
1. The constant negativity and criticism towards others– I mean this in all areas of life!
Someone could be walking down the street and some of you are criticizing them. You see them lifting, and all of a sudden you are Mr. know-it-all with your coaching. You see someone out lift you, and now shits on. Someone doesn’t do something the way you think is right, and here comes the negativity bus.
Like what is that?
2. Thinking you’re an expert because you read 1 article on some subject.
I applaud your curiosity for learning, but just because you saw something on you tube doesn’t mean you are instantly an expert. Personally, I mean this mostly in regards to injury. I have been working hard to heal my back injury and that process involved physical therapy, modifying the lifting I love, sacrifice, pain, time, and money. Are you really going to tell me because you saw a “rehab” exercise online that the guy I just paid to see, who’s spent his life studying this stuff, has no clue what he’s talking about and what he’s suggested I do is dumb? I mean I know 1 thing isn’t the cure all, but I trust the professionals a little bit! Anyone can put anything online theses days…I mean come on;)
3. Women talking about their “diets” all the time with so much misinformation.
Now, I will try and not be negative and criticize, so I don’t end up like the person in number 1, but seriously! You ate an apple, ½ a piece of chicken, and some pre-packaged “diet” meal for the whole day and you are wondering why you’re not achieving the look you want? You are eating under 1000 calories and still wondering what’s wrong? Hum…
4. Wishing for your goals to come true, without actually putting in work.
Most people do not get where they want to be by not doing some work along the way. You will have to make some sacrifices. You will have hard times, and good times. You will fail probably more often than you succeed. You will have people put you down (refer to number 1) others may not always believe in you, but if you can build strength past that and are willing to work hard, most of those goals can be attained.
5. Not believing in you!
This is a big one, and it could apply to any area of your life. I really do not understand why people believe themselves to fail before even trying. I get the whole fear thing—fear can be a pain in the ass! But what I don’t understand is who you think is going to believe in you if it doesn’t start within!
I could keep my list going for a while, but instead I will just leave you with a few
Instead of putting others down, lets help them. Instead of telling someone they can’t do something, lets try and support them. If you don’t understand something, ask. When someone comes along who is stronger than you, don’t dismiss their hard work; be willing to put in your own hard work! And lastly, start believing in you! Because trust me, there will be enough negativity and resistance to go around.