Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Goodlife is Canada's largest gym chain. Not my gym: I'm a Y member. But a recent Globe interview with Goodlife founder David Patchell-Evans offers some interesting observations about how to lead --what else? -- a good life:
A couple of the most intriguing:
Operate from the presumption that everyone you meet is a good person. It tends to become a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Treat exercise like brushing your teeth. You don't have to do it faster and harder every day. Three times a week is OK: mostly success in fitness is about "showing up", getting it done . . .
Challenge yourself, but know when to "turn around": when enough is enough.
I like these ideas because they're not just achievable, they're sustainable. Not so glamorous maybe . . . but likely to lead to better results in the long run than embarking upon a more ambitious plan that is quickly abandoned.
What better results do we want? Right. It doesn't hurt to remember. This is about enjoying a good life.