A Make A Choice Post By Galway Personal Trainer John Mulry
Secrets to the Universe
Howdy partner! Yee haw, yes mam!! I think I’m still in cowboy mode. Back from Texas a couple of days ago. I had a great time. Learned a lot on how I can better serve you as well as my business and I also had some time to even enjoy myself too – go me!! As you can see from the photo above – I went all out in true cowboy style.
Nearly every day while I was away I indirectly picked up on something that directly affects you and your success whether that is success in weight loss for example: how to lose a stone in a month, or in any area of your life for that matter.
For example, when I was coming back I was flying via Philadelphia, which was funny because the NFL game I went to was Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia eagles (Cowboys won btw) but I was minding my own business “whatsapping” away like a giddy goose when I came upon a conversation.
If you _______ my ________ – I’ll Kick your ________!!!
“You better not lose my suitcase, its very important that you don’t lose this suitcase.” There was a passenger arguing with one of the flight attendants about having to check his bag and he was adamant that his bag shouldn’t be lost. That’s a pretty fair argument wouldn’t you agree?
What the flight attendant aid next kind of stuck with me and it’s something we all can apply to every area of our lives not just when we’re looking to find out how to lose a stone fast or get in shape over the holidays. Speaking of which – have you picked up my Christmas Special Holiday Survival guide? Click this link here and you’ll be brought to it.
Anyways the flight attendant was a jolly old guy with something rare these days – a positive attitude. He simply said to the passenger and I’ll try and convey my best Philly accent here:
“Well I choose to be positive and you choose to be negative, either way something may or may not go wrong– why not choose to be positive and get on with things eh?”
Secret to the Universe
If you actually think about that statement – you could go as far as saying it’s the secret to the universe. Bold claim? Maybe – but if you got this far you might as well humour me and read the rest anyways.
This flight attendant (genius that he is) knows that there are a lot of shite, nonsense and plain old simple things that happen that are not in our control. So why worry about them? Even when bad things happen to us or we fall flat and end up with egg on our face (mmm eggs) – we can either:
1. Get pissed off
We can get all negative towards ourselves, the world and everyone around us and alienate people and do nothing to solve the problem.
2. Stay positive.
We can stay positive, accept the fact that shit happens and move on.
Shit Happens – Get on with it!
The funny thing is we get all worked up over things that haven’t even happened and are more likely not to happen then are likely to happen. Going back to the guy and his luggage in the airport, I don’t know, at a pure guestimate – there must be millions and millions of people travelling each day and I’d say out of those millions probably a handful of peoples luggage goes missing. For argument say 1000 out of every 1,000,000. Why worry about something that has a 0.1% chance of happening?
We do it everyday though – and hey I’m no different than you – I worry about crap I cannot control too so I’m not up here on a soap box shouting aloud. You don’t have to though, that’s my point. I’ve came across a method (thanks Tommy Hopkins) that works really well when you really need to stay positive. It works especially well if you find yourself getting angry.
Laugh Your Ass Off…
When shit hits the fan and things go bad instead of completing blowing a fuse just start laughing out loud. Thing is though if you start implementing this and start laughing instead of getting angry when things don’t go your way – you may find yourself laughing all day long.
I was cycling into town a couple of days before I headed off to the land of cowboys and I got absolutely soaked by a truck. He clearly seen me and didn’t try to avoid me. I could of started cursing and calling him every name under the sun but instead I started laughing out loud about the situation and seen the funny side of it. Sure I was wet, and looked like a soaked dog but getting angry wasn’t going to dry me.
So next time you’re faced with a situation where you’re presented with the tale of two choices, stop for a second, think of me and my trip to Texas, think about the genius flight attendant who chooses to be positive instead of negative and if all else fails just stand there and laugh your ass off!!
If you need help start with this photo…
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