Quick and Easy

It’s inevitable. An unavoidable life lesson. Quick and easy is a lie. Doomed to failure. Change isn’t quick, and it’s rarely easy. Sorry folks, it’s the truth. There is a silver linig, the saving grace of change that makes it attainable. It may not be easy, but is is simple. Change requires commitment, a well laid plan, and consistency. It’s that simple.

Far too often I hear excuses, it’s easy to make excuses and hard to make a change. For some reason that has become acceptable, to avoid what is necessary to do what is easy. Doesn’t work that way. Wishing it did still doesn’t make it so. There are so many people out there that will sell you easy; make a fortune working part time in your own home, drink this to lose weight, just 5 minutes a day will transform your body. Easy is an easy sell. It’s what people want to hear.

Truth is change is hard, but the steps are simple. Commit, nothing happens overnight. Be consistent. Have a solid plan. The latter is where most people set themselves up for failure. Most plans are based around easy, which won’t work no matter how consistent you are. An impartial third party can give you a better plan, something that will actually work. That’s why people have doctors, the special training and skill set allow doctors to better advise and implement a plan that will help their patient. Not all advice is created equal and lots of people will hapilly sell you what you think you want instead of what you actually need, they will sell you easy.

Jeff Edwards

- National Coach USA Weightlifting - Crossfit Coach of individual and team competitors - Outdoorsy nerd - Owner and Head Coach at BR Fit Club