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What’s the point in even trying?

You know what will happen. Everything will just get in the way. You won’t be able to do it. There’s no way that it can be done.

Sound familiar? Yep. I hear that every day from people that tell me all the reasons they can’t get fit, lose weight, get a job, improve their situation.

You hear that every day too. But here’s the rub: you don’t hear it from other people as much as you think.

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There’s one person controlling the audio in your head – YOU!

You get to decide what can be done or not. You get to decide when it’s time to take on your challenge.

 

Every day over the last ten years as a coach and trainer that voice has popped up with its same old lame old message. And every day, I make the decision to ignore it and go my own way, choose the path that is more challenging, filled with self doubts, littered with haters that lost faith in themselves and want to blame someone else for it.

Every day I get out of bed and CHOOSE to take on the challenges of the day to help people get the absolute best out of their lives.
Am I a saint? Hardly. Do I make mistakes? Hundreds of them. Am I some mystical guru with all the answers? No, I’m just another human being with some of the answers.
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What I am though, is dedicated to helping people get the most out of their lives by challenging them to overcome their self imposed limitations. I have faith in them even when they lose faith in themselves. I continue to believe long after they have given up on what they said they would do. I will do everything I possibly can to make people’s goals a reality. But I just need one thing.

Before they go and give up on themselves, and their goals, I just need them to give it one more try. It’s the one more try that is the one that could be a catalyst for change.

Imagine having the courage to try one more time – and then succeeding. What message would that send to your kids, your friends, your own self about the type of person you are and want to be?
So for your own sake, whatever it is you want to do, block that inner voice that says it can’t be done.

And give it one more try.

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Matt Jolley has been coaching fitness and sports for over 25 years. He has led several treks to complete the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea as well as operating a multi day trek along the Great Ocean Walk several times a year and also runs a Bali Fitness Adventure and a Lombok Trek Adventure - encouraging everyone to take on a challenge and grow from it

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