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October 3, 2018 Published by admin

Lessons Learnt from Mission Impossible 6

I’ve just got home from the cinema watching Mission Impossible 6 and there was a really important life lesson throughout the film that stuck out to me as it was relevant to what was going on in my life at the moment and I thought I’d share it with you.

Over the last few weeks I have been posting a lot of my fitness journey; what I’m doing workout-wise and some motivation behind that on social media, hopefully to inspire other people to get fit and healthy themselves. Through that process I’ve had a lot of people start asking me what it is that I’m doing and why I’m doing it and how they can get involved. They’ve also been sharing their own goals with me; telling me they want to run a marathon or do a Tough Mudder event or they just want to get fit in general. I started to share with them what I’m doing, what the programmes are and how they can get involved.

But after sharing with them how to get involved all these excuses start coming out that they don’t have enough time, they’re too busy with work or too busy with family commitments or they don’t have the resources to be able to purchase the programmes – a whole range of different excuses. This was very interesting to me because I knew they have a goal, they want to achieve something but there’s always something happening in life that’s stopping them from doing it.

Throughout the whole Mission Impossible 6 movie – Tom Cruise was, time and time again, faced with different challenges and everyone around him was saying, “Oh no, you can’t do it, it’s not going to happen” but Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunte) was focused on saving the world, that was his goal, and it didn’t matter what came up. Whether someone had a gun to his head, whether he was gonna get blown up, whether the plane was gonna crash; his answer always was, “I’m going to figure it out, I’m going to figure out a way to get to my goal of saving the world”. And that is so true of any goal in life, if you’re committed to doing something, if you really want to achieve it; you will figure out a way to get there.

So if you say you haven’t got enough time to do something that’s nonsense, everyone’s got the same amount of time. We’ve all got the same 24 hours in a day. The workouts are half an hour a day. You can get out of bed half an hour earlier or go to bed half an hour later in the day. You can structure your day to get yourself an extra half hour. Watch one episode less on Netflix, they are usually 45 mins each episode and we watch 2-3 a night, cutting back one episode gives you enough time to be able to do your workout. Find your 30 mins and just START. That’s all it takes – the initial push to start.

If you haven’t got the resources or the finances, what are you spending your money on that is not contributing towards your health? Are you subscribing to a magazine or something on the internet that you don’t really use? Are you paying for take-away’s or Starbucks? What good is that doing you? Save your money from there and invest it in your health.

You can find that if you really want to achieve something in life, doesn’t matter if its health and fitness or if it’s a financial goal or a relationship goal; if you’re dedicated and committed – YOU WILL FIND A WAY.

It’s essential to stop playing the victim card and TAKE CHARGE of whatever situation you find yourself in; keep your eyes on the prize. Your body is YOUR responsibility. Prioritize it and you will reap the benefits of good health in the long run.

So that is my lesson from Mission Impossible 6. Take it for what you will. But if you wanna do something and you’re committed to doing it – you will figure out a way to take action and get your desired outcome!