211 - Me Versus Me

Posted May 31, 2021 by Mark Perna

In life, my greatest obstacle is often myself. But that means that I can also be my own greatest ally. Here’s how I discovered it, coming up next on The Perna Syndicate.

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Hi and welcome to The Perna Syndicate! If you follow me on social, you know that recently I’ve gotten into the whole world of the Peloton bike. It has been an amazing part of my health and wellness journey and one that is constantly challenging me to do and be more. 

But let’s be real—as much as I enjoy it, cycling isn’t always what I want to do right at 5:30am when I wake up. It’s fun, but it’s also hard work. And a few weeks ago, I almost skipped my ride for that reason. 

I was tired, it had been a long week, and somehow it seemed pointless to get on the bike and cycle my way through another route. I’ve come so far already with my health and weight goals, surely I can take a break just this one morning, right?

But I grudgingly forced myself get on the bike. Maybe I’d just take it easy today. No sweat. I’d coast. 

Except, I didn’t. Once I was on that bike, suddenly I remembered how much I enjoyed this and the amazing things this regular exercise was doing for my health and energy. It was one of my best workouts ever! I overcame the biggest obstacle standing in my way—and that obstacle was me. 

Every achievement in life is really me versus me. I am my own greatest obstacle AND my own greatest ally. So what areas in your life are you versus you? You’re the only person who can hold you back—or move you forward toward your goals. 

Tomorrow, we’re talking about a recent study that found that 88% of companies are not onboarding new hires well. We’ll see you then!


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