A Roadblock to Health: The All-or-Nothing Paralysis

A common roadblock to health is an all-or-nothing paralysis.

Just think would you tell your child to quit playing basketball because they don’t dribble the ball well or they don’t always see the open teammate? Of course not.

The same applies to our health.

Maybe you want to lose 5 lbs a week but you can only lose 1 lb.

What should you do? Throw in the towel out of frustration?

We can’t allow failure or the all-or-nothing paralysis to keep us from progressing in our health.

Accumulating health is finding the opportunities in the day to improve our health trajectory.

What if you botched your food plan today, but you still made time to exercise?

What if you kept drinking the 16 ounces of water day in and day out no matter what happened on the exercise front?

An increase in health momentum of 20% is better than throwing in the towel and having to start all over.

It sounds basic and simple, but you would be surprised by how many people have an all-or-nothing approach to health and give up entirely when they can’t achieve perfection.

Three steps forward and two steps back is still one step ahead of where you were. Let’s play the long game in our health.

How are you accumulating small health wins on a daily basis? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.

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