As parents of 2 (almost 3) young girls, our patience can certainly be tried. Melissa recently asked Olivia (2) to do something completely “unreasonable” like brush her teeth and Olivia looked my wife dead in the eye and said, “No!”
Sure I was tired and just wanted to go to bed. I could have justified the disrespect since she’s only 2 and was just “being silly.”
But Melissa and I are both in this parenting thing for the long haul. It would have been easier to not address Olivia’s behavior and we may not have even noticed any consequences with Olivia in the short term.
But what happens when that 2 year old becomes 22 or even 42 and the disrespect is never addressed or addressed the wrong way? I think we all know a 42 or even a 52 year old two year old.
Since Melissa and I are trying to raise kids that will ultimately become responsible adults, we know we have to do some things that are harder in the short term – Things like being consistent with a 2 year old. We’re not perfect but we try to be intentional about it.
What does this have to do with fitness or anything else?
This principle of the right way not being the easy way is true in almost every area.
John Maxwell says if you aren’t going uphill, you’re going the wrong way.
It’s easier to skip working out when you don’t feel like it but is it the right way?
Pre-packaged, frozen dinners are easier but are they what you should be fueling your body with?
What is the hard thing you know you need to do in order to improve your fitness and/or life?
Billy Hofacker – Owner & Transformation Coach at Total Body Boot Camp – BS, CSCS