Hereâ€™s a fun test:
Stare at this two word statement:
In 30 seconds, find all the different meanings. NOTHINGâ€™S WORKING has more than one meaning. This is like those psychological tests where youâ€™re given a picture to stare at. The longer you stare at the picture, the image you see originally changes to another image.
NOTHINGâ€™S WORKING is one of the top questions Iâ€™m asked even though itâ€™s technically not a question. Examples:
1. NOTHINGâ€™S WORKINGâ€¦Iâ€™m not losing fat.
2. NOTHINGâ€™S WORKINGâ€¦Iâ€™m not making bigger muscles.
3. NOTHINGâ€™S WORKINGâ€¦Iâ€™m not getting stronger.
4. NOTHINGâ€™S WORKINGâ€¦Iâ€™m not getting better.
5. NOTHINGâ€™S WORKINGâ€¦Iâ€™m not getting the dream job I want.
6. NOTHINGâ€™S WORKING…Iâ€™m getting scholarship offers.
These are just the top six. There are more examples. Almost always, NOTHINGâ€™S WORKING is followed by â€œIâ€™VE TRIED EVERYTHING.â€ They go hand-in-hand. The two statements are romantically involved. The third statement is automatic â€“ â€œNo you havenâ€™t.â€
â€œNo you havenâ€™tâ€ is the solution to the first two statements and to every meaning of NOTHINGâ€™S WORKING that you have identified. NOTHINGâ€™S WORKING is a lie that weâ€™ve all tried at some point of our lives. NOTHINGâ€™S WORKING is our attempt to bullshit ourselves while trying to attract as much sympathy as we can so that we can sink in the slimy pit of self-pity that we create for ourselves. â€œNo you havenâ€™tâ€ sounds like an asshole-voice but it isnâ€™t. Itâ€™s the voice of truth. The voice of reason. The voice of our conscience when itâ€™s fully functional.
If you have found more than one meaning to NOTHINGâ€™S WORKING, youâ€™ve solved your problem. Feel free to send me your answers about how many meanings youâ€™ve found. It took me a few tries but I finally did it. It happened when I decided to listen to my conscience instead of tuning it out.
This is a copyrighted excerpt from a new book Iâ€™m writing. On another note, hereâ€™s another of my top 100 Class Rock back-to-basics workout songs that Iâ€™ve resorted to for the first 100 days of 2014. Itâ€™s a masterpiece. The sixth line of the lyrics is an all-timer â€“ â€œEverybodyâ€™s got the dues in life to pay.â€ Crank this song up, load the bar up, and lift. Clear your head, shut it all out, and lift. Test what youâ€™ve got. Weâ€™ve all got limitless potential to do more and more and more and to lift more and more and more. But, it wonâ€™t just happen on its own. Thereâ€™s dues to pay. The link is after my signature.
Heyâ€¦this was for you. Hope this changes everything.
Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., NCCP Level 3
Head coach â€“ Niagara X-men football
head coach- Robert Bateman High School â€“ GO WILD.
Owner â€“ X Fitness Inc.
Gino Arcaro is a widely published author. His website, blog, Youtube channel, and list of books are at: www.ginoarcaro.com His books include: 4th & hell: seasons 1-5, Soul of a Lifter, SWAT Offense, SWAT Defense, X Fitness Workout System, and a 3 business book series called Soul of an Entrepreneur . He also has written 20 editions of 6 law enforcement academic textbooks. A new 8-volume interrogation book series will be released in the spring of 2014. And later this month, a new childrenâ€™s book called â€œBE FIT â€“ DONâ€™T QUIT.â€