As has become the norm these days, we did one of those drive-by birthday parades in the neighborhood up the street.
If you haven’t heard about these things, a group of people meet up the street from the house of the birthday boy or girl, then drive by honking, hooting and hollering with decorated vehicles.
Since a lot of people are still skittish to be around other people, this is what now passes for a birthday party and it makes the kids feel good.
So we got to the meeting spot and one of my buddies recognized another buddy’s house and said we should go knock on the door.
Sidenote: the buddy who wanted to knock on the door’s name is Jeff.
The buddy whose door it was is also named Jeff.
Don’t worry, it’s not that confusing, and you’ll soon see where I’m going with this.
I told Jeff that Jeff hasn’t lived in that house for a few years b/c he and his wife split up.
In fact, he’s already remarried.
I’m not one to judge, but that marriage was one of those you just knew was doomed from the get-go.
She was always one of those gals who wasn’t really committed to the sanctity of marriage…to say the least.
She was married before she married our friend Jeff. No big deal, it happens all of the time, right?
I should also mention that her first marriage ended because she was having an extracurricular relationship with…you guessed it…our buddy Jeff.
To recap, he married a gal who was cheating on her husband with him.
Then his marriage ended because she was cheating on Jeff with another guy – her current live-in dude.
The point is this: what the hell was he expecting would happen?
Everybody in the world knew how it would end.
He had completely unrealistic expectations.
You wanna know one of the top five reasons people quit their workout program…unrealistic expectations.
We put on the blinders because we want a 6-pack in the next 30 days.
We’re willing to believe almost anything.
According to a study I read in the NY Times, almost 95% of people quit their workout programs within the first 90 days.
I get it. Going into any program with unrealistic expectations is going to set you up for failure.
If you’re a B student in high school and think you’re going to be your college valedictorian, you’re going to be disappointed.
If you marry a crazy woman with a history of questionable behavior, you’re probably not going to live happily ever after.
And if you think you’re going to transform your body into a Men’s Health cover model in 30 days, you’re going to get pi$$ed off and quit when it doesn’t happen.
The first thing you need to do is get a realistic view of your starting point, then build from there.
The best way to do that is by doing a physical assessment.
In our intro program Golf Body Blueprint – Activate, that is exactly our first step.
To find out more about getting started on the right foot and setting yourself up for success, just stroll over to: https://activate.18strong.com/activate-special