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Socrates and Fitness: Don’t listen to the public just to your fitness trainer

September 28, 2010

How Greek Philosophy can help you:

You are a sports star. You are unique. Look around you. Believe in yourself.

It still puzzles me why would people start an exercise regime to just drop those extra pounds and not think on the real important issue: YOUR HEALTH. This would be similar to a Teacher teaching just interested in his salary and not if  the students are learning or not, to a banker interested in his new personal purchase and not if he is providing an asset to his clients or a trainer charging clients and not caring on their clients personal success.

That’s why people quit their training. Their MIND is really smart and knows that if there is not something more it is useless to train. Losing weight can be included in the package but DO NOT trick the Mind saying that is the only reason why you are exercising.

At the end you just don’t have to care what the general public are talking or saying about how you should look like. You just need to believe in yourself and the important task that you are about to take. You are training to extend your life, to look better than ever, to stop the clock, to build a powerful brain, strong and resilient body and in general a really CONFIDENT, SMART and UNSTOPPABLE you.

Take a look at this Dialogue between the Greek Philosopher Socrates and Crito on how you should ignore the General Public opinion.

Socrates: When a man is taking (his training seriously), does he pay attention to all praise and criticism and opinion indiscriminately, or only when it comes from the one qualified person, the actual doctor or trainer?

Crito: Only when it comes from the one qualified person

Socrates: Then he should be afraid of criticism and welcome the praise of the one qualified person, but not those of the general public.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2010 1:47 pm

    Great post – refreshingly more mature than much of the Bodybuilding, Testosterone fuelled ramblings that i reguarly put myself through reading!
    I especially like the Socrates quote. In todays language – screw the rest of societies opinions – do your own thing !
    Keep up the great work mate.

    • September 30, 2010 10:37 am

      I totally agree mate..what we believe is what really matters….public opinion it is not important at all…thanks for commenting mate!

  2. October 1, 2010 2:55 pm

    Great blog so much interesting information here

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