I want it all and I want it now

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While we’re on the subject of Queen songs (yesterday’s blog), there are several others that I particularly like.

“I want it all” from their 1989 album ‘The Miracle’.

“I want it all and I want it now” Freddie sings in it.

A nice idea, of course.

And we’re all for aiming high and not limiting ourselves.

But, sadly, it’s not always possible.

And aiming to have it all often means we only get part.

Or none.

I’d love to be able to get hammered on gin and eat my body weight in cheesecake every night.

But I also want to have a body I like the look and feel of, high energy and good mood and to live a long, healthy life.

I can’t have both of those.

There’s a balance of the two I could have, sure.

But I can’t have both of those things.

I can’t have it all.

They are mutually exclusive.

They don’t cross over on the old Venn diagram of reality.

We can’t have our cake and eat it.

To have more of some things will invariably mean having less of others.

Doing more (or even some) exercise will mean less time for something else.

No way around that.

Getting our body in better shape will mean less of what caused it to get in worse shape.

No way around that.

It’s usually more than worth it, of course.

But telling ourselves we can ‘have it all’…………..

That we ought to be able to eat what we want…………

That there’s some miraculous approach, a secret, we haven’t heard of yet, which will mean we can get in better shape whilst still doing what we’re doing now……………

Does ourselves a disservice.

We can’t have it all.

We just need to decide what we do want.

And what may have to make room for that.

Much love,

Jon ‘The Invisible Man’ Hall

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Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at The Academy then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at www.theacademygtc.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.