Beware of The Misinformed Who Offer Their Advice
by: Kevin Thompson
When it comes to health, fitness and working out, you and I carry many misbeliefs, as youll quickly realize when you hear this story.
I was down in Tampa recently visiting my good friend Matt when he told me this story about a misunderstanding he had with his three year old son, Frank.
Matt and his wife were getting ready to go visit his parents, and to make things just a little easier on themselves, they decided to stop at Wendys for dinner on the way.
They ordered chicken nuggets for Frank.
As it turned out, Frank really liked em.
A few weeks later, they had gone out to eat dinner at a family restaurant. When asked what he wanted for dinner, Frank said chicken nuggets.
But once the waitress brought their dinner to the table, Frank felt that something was amiss.
He immediately announced that what the waitress brought him was indeed NOT chicken nuggets.
Of course Matt knew better, but the more he tried to convince his son Frank that the meal on his plate was indeed chicken nuggets, the more Frank resisted.
You see, since Frank already had chicken nuggets in the past, he had already formed an opinion as to what chicken nuggets were, and now that his opinion was being challenged, he was resisting.
And to be honest, its really no different with us!
Even as adults, we have this mistaken philosophy that the first thing we learn about a subject is right, and anything we hear thereafter must be false.
But nothing could be further from the truth.
Let me give you a personal example.
Im about ready to turn 39.
When I was in high school, back in the early 80s, I distinctly remember my teachers telling me that the way to be successful in life was to go to college, study hard and get a good education. That way Id be able to get a great job that would last me the rest of my life.
My teachers had no reason to lie to me, so I believed them.
But over the course of the last 20+ years, Ive found this advice to be totally wrong.
In fact, Ive lost track of the amount of jobs I had.
You can probably relate.
How many jobs have you worked in during the course of your life?
In case you havent noticed, things have changed. In this day and age, I venture to say that none of us will work for one company our entire life.
What used to be true years ago is simply no longer true today!
While my teachers may have meant well, the advice they gave me was incorrect. And the sad thing is, many people still swear by this advice to this day.
I tell you this to make a very important point:
Like the story of Frank, and what my teachers told me years ago, much of what youve heard or been told about health and fitness is also incorrect.
But it doesnt have to be that way any longer!
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