Over the last 19 years working as a trainer, one of the most common excuses I hear is “I don’t have enough time”. And while it may hold true for a very few select individuals, it’s usually just a cop out.
We are all filled with excuses as to why we can’t do something. Whether it be applying for that job you really want, proposing to your girlfriend, or getting into the shape you’ve been wanting to for years. It all comes down to cutting through your bullshit and making a commitment to getting after it.
You will never get into the shape you want without making a firm commitment to making it happen. Your time excuse falls by the wayside when you have a clear vision of what you want and are willing to go after it.
Do you use time as an excuse for anything in your life? Let me know in the comments.
Vertical-format video? I know, I know, it’s becoming the norm. Everybody watches video on their phones, and most people record video clips in the vertical, or upright, format. “Otherwise the picture is too small,” some friends told me recently when I asked them why they were holding their phone-camera upright rather than sideways to capture the panoramic view.
I guess I’ll just have to get used to it, as tall, narrow video clips are the new normal.
I wonder how long it will be until mainstream TV starts shooting in the vertical format? We’ll all have to turn our widescreen 16:9 TVs up on end.
As for the topic, yeah, the vision of the long-term goal has to be sufficiently compelling to overcome the immediate gratification of staying put on the sofa… or of sitting here hunched over a computer screen. Computer screen… yeah, I’m practically a Luddite, I’m not reading this blog on a phone.
LOL. Actually it was my first video ever and I had the camera shooting in the wrong mode. I’ve learned a lot since then and although it may look ok in a phone, I still prefer to shoot in landscape.