As fitness professionals there are certain phrases that we hear a lot:
“But doing it right makes it harder!”
“I love how I feel after working out”
“That exercise is tougher than it looks”
However, the one that we hear the most that is the most dangerous is…
“I already know that”
Be honest, how many times have you said these four words together? And it doesn’t have to be just related to fitness; it can be in any aspect of your life.
If everything was as simple as just knowing the information, why is our country so unhealthy? And why are we getting worse everyday? Is it lack of information? NO!
We probably have too much information out there but that is not the point. Everyone knows the basics for better health: Eat less. Move more. Stress Less.
If you just said “I already know that” then you know exactly what I am taking about.
Remember, “I already know that” will crush you! In all reality, you do already know the information. You are not lying when you say it but what it says is “I am not an action taker.”
Knowing and doing seem like they would be fairly close but that is not the case. There is a huge difference and that difference in ACTION. This really separates those who are successful from those who are not, in all aspects of life.
Next time you catch yourself saying “I already know that” take a second and reflect. If you already know it, ask yourself why you haven’t taken action on it yet. Generally you will not have a good answer.
In this next week, commit to something you said you will do. Make sure this is something important and something you have been putting off for a while. Take action toward it right away. Keep doing it everyday. Turn “I already know that” into “I already did that!”
Start taking action on things in your life and reap the rewards!