It’s true – the more I learn, the more I wonder how much I really know. The fact is, this is completely true for all of us – we’re only capable of really knowing a small amount of information and knowing it very well on our own.
Sure, we can memorize a bunch of random facts or terms, but is it something we really know, or something we’re just familiar with? There’s a difference.
This is my last article of 2011 and I didn’t want it to be the typical motivation-for-not-stuffing-your-face-over-the-Holidays type of post. Sure, those are great, but I’ve already done that and others have done a really good job of it as well.
In retrospect, I’ve been very fortunate to travel all over the country and spend time with other professionals learning and building relationships this past year.
I won’t go into every single detail, but I want to highlight the importance of realizing we can’t know everything and just how pertinent it is to build relationships with others to aid you in your journey to understanding and a fulfilling education. In this case, I’m mainly speaking from a place of our fitness education, but it can be applied to other areas of our lives too.
I Love To Learn
I get a lot of questions about training and diet – mostly from readers and clients, but I even get the occasional question over dinner or when I’m out and about in situations not in any way related to fitness – those times when I’m out with a girl or with my family for dinner.
I began to think about my conversations and how I go about formulating my thoughts. My responses to certain questions are far different now than what they were a year ago, so it’s clear something has changed. As a result, I’ve been reflecting about how my views have altered when it comes to diet, training and other goals.
In a sense, it’s part of my evolution as a science-focused trainer and physique-enhancing counselor.
There are a few people who’ve really shaped my views over the last year, and they probably have no idea just how much of an impact they’ve had on me from a training and even a personal level.
Today I want touch upon a few of them and explain what they’ve helped me to understand, why It’s important, and hopefully it’ll encourage you to open your mind a bit more going into the new year. [Read more…]