We are not put on this Earth to stay the same. We are built to grow. We all have the innate desire and need to grow in body, mind, and soul. The good news is that the need for continuous growth challenges us to bring out every fiber of potential we have physically and mentally. The bad news is that if we donâ€™t grow, we suffer the consequences of regression where were waste our God-given potential by letting it slide to hell.
We either progress or regress. We donâ€™t stay exactly the same. But trying to stay the same is a psychological comfort zone that we get used to and get trapped in. Eventually, we fear having to change to get better so we settle by trying to stay the same. It’s less painful to stay the same than to improve.
We tend to dislike change. Even hate it. We become familiar with our old self and it becomes our security blanket even if we donâ€™t like who it is. We hold on tightly to our same self, clinging to it out of fear of leaving our old self behind.
Change is feared because of fear of the unknown. Fear of the unknown is one of the most powerful paralyzing fears that keep us stuck in a rut that digs us deeper and deeper into a hell-hole where we sink into daily regression that turns us into someone who we canâ€™t recognize. Hereâ€™s the irony â€“ not growing causes the change we dread but in the opposite direction. So much energy is wasted on fearing progress but regression is not feared. Going ass-backwards should scare the hell out of all of us but it doesnâ€™t scare us nearly as much as moving forward.
Continuous renewal through growth of body, mind, and soul prevents the onset of boredom, stagnation, and onset of premature aging. Reinventing oneself is the key to living the intended life instead of being locked up in the psychological cage of sameness. Progression versus regression is the battle to live more or live less. Winning it or losing it depends on exercise â€“ the exercise of free will.
This is a copyrighted excerpt of a new book Iâ€™m writing thatâ€™s different than any other book Iâ€™ve written because Iâ€™m trying to progress instead of regress by challenging myself to do something more difficult.
On a different note, hereâ€™s another top 100 back-to-basics Classic Rock workout music. Itâ€™s a tribute to our true selves – â€œYou better make your face up in your favourite disguise.â€ The link is after my signature.
Gino Arcaro M.Ed., B.Sc., NCCP Level 3
Head coach â€“ Niagara X-men football
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€