How can you know before you try?
We’re told that the best diet is the diet we can stick to.
That the best training program is the one we enjoy.
That there’s no point in doing something if it’s not sustainable for us.
There’s a lot of value in this concept.
Habits are what matter.
Long term progress requires long-term change.
Asking oneself, “can I do this forever”, has quite a bit of utility.
The problem is when we start thinking about this before we even try.
We simply say, “nope, I couldn’t do that forever”.
Or we make a determination based solely off of what we’ve heard or been told.
For example, most dietary strategies other than “everything in moderation” are reactively labeled “fads” or “unsustainable”.
Sure, that may be the case for some folks.
But others find strategies like paleo or ketogenic diets to work wonderfully for the long run.
Of course not.
And these folks would never know if they’d never tried.
On the other hand, some folks legitimately do not do well with these kinds of strategies.
They hear all the hype.
The “want” the strategy to work.
Yet they find it wasn’t a good fit.
But they tried.
What’s sustainable for somebody else might not be for you.
A poor fit somebody else might be an excellent fit for you.
You’ll never know until you try.
Give it a shot and see how it works for you.
You can always switch things up again.
At least you’ll know.
The new diet.
Whatever habit you’re considering.
At some point you’ll want to ask.
“Can I do this indefinitely?”
But how can you know before you try?
Sure, you might hate it.
But it might be a godsend.
There’s only one way to find out.
You are worthy of the best life.
Of living like you love yourself.
That will take time.
But it’s worth it.
You’re worth it.
You’ve got this.
Originally published at https://coachroba.com on March 12, 2020.