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“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”
That is the mantra used by Navy Seals, whose lives depend on it in battle.
It is easy to do the right things in perfect conditions.
I believe we have a ‘default setting’ which we activate when things are out of control.
It is kinda like how our body engages a ‘fight-or-flight’ response when we are petrified.
When life goes wrong and gets messy (as it often does) what habits do you instinctively default to? Are the ones ingrained in you automatically good or bad?
When I was unhealthy and overweight my ‘normal’ response was to make poor choices.
After years of practice and adopting a healthy lifestyle my ‘new normal’ became to make much better decisions even in the worst possible scenarios.
Practice has been the key. Repeating better behaviours over time.
No matter how many times you fail, persistence wins.
This is why building the right healthy habits and breaking bad ones has proven a reliable system to create a healthy life for me.
Expect the best, practice for the worst.
Elan (get to know me better over here)