I was reading an article by Charles Staley the other day. He's a highly sought after coach/trainer that works with elite professional and olympian athletes. I found this section to be very interesting.
First, here are 5 "philosophical" paradigms for success– what I consider to be better ways to think and to evaluate information:
1. The majority Is ALWAYS wrong, therefore DO THE OPPOSITE.
I consider this idea to be my central operating paradigm in life, and rarely have I found it to not be the case. Even if you apply this concept absolutely, across the board, without critical thought, to every aspect of your life, you'll end up better off.
Here are but a few examples:
— The majority of people have no goals. Therefore, establish goals for yourself.
— The majority of people don't train. Therefore, train.
— The majority of people think that seeing their doctor regularly is essential for optimal health. HAVING GOOD HEALTH HABITS is essential for optimal health.
—The majority of people don't plan for their future, and end up unprepared for their retirement. Therefore, prepare for your future.
—The majority of people watch TV for several hours per day. Therefore, don't watch TV.
—The majority of people spend many hours per day in a seated position. Therefore, spend more time on your feet.
—The majority of people don't read. You're reading now—good for you.