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The problem with many things that we set out to do in life is that the result is a sum of lots of smaller processes and decisions.

And each one in and of itself doesn’t do a great deal.

So it’s tempting to leave each one.

You can get away with that.

The benefit is of ‘doing it’ is often too vague and distant.

The benefit of not bothering is close and tempting.

But, of course, like all those ‘doing it’s add up, so do all those ‘not doing it’s.

Success comes more easily when we make these little decisions matter in the here and now.

When the consequences are immediate rather than in the distant future.

Where something good or bad happens straight away.

I saw a cracking example of this recently (in the book Atomic Habits by James Clear).

“Thomas Frank, an entrepreneur in Boulder, Colorado, wakes up at 5:55 each morning. And if he doesn’t, he has a tweet automatically scheduled that says, “It’s 6:10 and I’m not up because I’m lazy! Reply to this for $5 via PayPal (limit 5), assuming my alarm didn’t malfunction.”


Getting up early when we don’t really “need” to can be hard.

Old Tommy boy has made it so he has to get up.

And once he’s up, everything else he wants to get done then will kinda just flow on.

It’s the ‘gateway’ to those other actions.

Getting through that ‘gateway’ is the key that ‘unlocks’ everything that follows.

How can you do an equivalent?

How can you make it so that it actually matters in some way right now if you do or don’t workout or do or don’t make a better food choice or anything else?

The good news that if you’re already a ninja, you’re getting a full, structured one month long habit forming course starting in the group today.

If you’re not already with us and you’ve had enough of just renting access to equipment and / or random beastings and like the idea of an approach that actually helps you work on the other 165 hours of the week, then check for details of our next find out more meeting.

Much love,

Jon ‘£3.76’ Hall and Matt ‘0.0013 Bitcoins’ Nicholson

About The Author

Jon Hall

Starting in the fitness industry in 2002 and working up from free-lance Personal Trainer to Club Manager, Area Manager, and now co-owner of The Academy - Group Transformation Centre as well as training new Personal Trainers for the PT Academy, running online programmes and developing support products for other PTs, Jon has seen and done it all in his chosen field.   With a passion for helping people change their lives by addressing thought processes and mental breaks (rather than shouting at people at telling them to eat less and move more), Jon has an unparalleled record in helping people achieve amazing life and body transformations.   Enter your info in the box to the right of the screen to find out more about how we can help your transform your life and body in as little as 28 Days.   You can read '28 things you might not know about Jon'' here   Visit the main Academy GTC site:   Website keywords: Macclesfield personal training weight loss gym