THE “LONG GAME” EXPLAINED.
We often talk about playing the long game and about staying the course.
Playing the long game involves three steps:
Step 1: Take ownership of your past, your limitations, and possibly your pain
Past experiences and decisions you’ve made have led you to where you are today. Maybe you sat in school all hunched over for eight years, or perhaps you were in a car accident a decade ago and never bothered to rehab your shoulder, assuming the pain would just eventually go away. Or maybe you have been working at a computer your whole adult life just sitting in one place.
It’s time to that accept that not all of your limitations didn’t choose you. You made choices in your life that have led you to where you are today.
We all wish we had a time machine, but alas, we do not. Acknowledging we all have limitations is step one when choosing to play the long game.
Step 2: Accept the long road to change.
Though you might seek a quick fix or a prescription to cure whatever ails you, it simply doesn’t work that way when we are trying to fix the stuff you have done to your body for the last two decades.
Playing the long game means ignoring a band-aid solution to get you to where you want to go: This is a lifelong commitment to improving your health and well-being. And we promise the journey is worth it.
Step 3: Put in the work to create the change you want
Luckily, you don’t have to do this alone. That’s why we are here.
We’re here to help you figure out what’s going on with your body and then come up with a plan together to help you reach your goals. Again, this will involve putting in the time and the hard to work strengthen muscles and joints that need strengthening and perhaps lengthening muscles that need lengthening.
We have said it once, and we’ll say it again: Play the long game.
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