Saturday, November 18, 2006

Embracing the dark side

Mark Iocchelli has a good essay on using the dark side to provide the motivation to develop and follow an exercise program.

How to Turn the Dark Side to Your Advantage

The secret—the “force” that will get you exercising is to embrace your fear of the dark side—the knowledge that by not acting today, you put your future in dire straights.

From the dawn of time we've been afraid. Afraid of starving, afraid of the elements, and afraid of being eaten up by stronger, faster predators. Fear is not a bad thing if it's harnessed properly. Fear helped us survive in the past, and it can help you survive in the future. Fear is the strongest force a person struggling with motivation will ever find.

Fear is your ally.

Read the full essay here and think about using fear as your ally


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