Stop Asking The Wrong Question
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How warm can my showers be?
Can’t I just spend an hour on the elliptical instead of doing 10 minutes of sprints?
I get asked questions like this all the time.
My response: Stop asking the wrong questions.
Because if those are the questions you’re asking – you’re completely missing the point.
If you want to burn fat and keep asking about eating copious amounts of bread, you’re completely missing the point.
If you decide to do cold shower therapy and keep asking about what the definition of “cold” is, you’re completely missing the point.
If you even look at an elliptical machine and you’re not rehabbing an injury you’re missing the point.
Stop Missing The Point
If you want to lose weight, you shouldn’t ask “how much bread can I still eat”, you should ask “what’s the most effective way for me to burn fat?”
If you’re taking on cold shower therapy, understand that it is all about teaching yourself to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. So, if you’re asking how you can make yourself more comfortable throughout the challenge, you’re asking yourself the wrong question.
If you keep wanting to work out for hours on an elliptical because “it’s easy” and you can watch TV at the same time, you’re more concerned with having an easy workout than you about getting results from your workout.
Stop asking the wrong question.
Stop missing the point.
Start changing your mindset.
Ask The Right Question
Instead of asking “how much can I get away with?” start asking “how much more can I do?”
Instead of asking “how can I make see results without having to change?” start asking “what changes do I need to make in order to see results?”
Instead of asking “how easy can I make this?” start asking “how can I make this more effective?”
Your Real Priorities
If you’re mostly concerned about eating a loaf a bread a week, you’re more concerned with your bread eating habits than you are burning fat.
If you’re mostly concerned with warming up after a cold shower, you’re more concerned with making yourself comfortable rather than really becoming okay with being uncomfortable.
If you’re mostly concerned with spending hours on an elliptical machine, you need to get your head checked.
The questions you ask reveal the priorities you hold.
Stop asking the wrong questions.
Start asking the right ones instead.
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