I don’t know about you but I’ve witnessed a lot of cheating in my life time. There are so many people who do everything they can to win, to get the extra advantage, to be a step ahead of the competition and if we’re being perfectly honest here, I have seen a lot of cheaters win.
I know the conventional sayings are that, “Cheaters never win.” or “Cheaters never prosper.”
Think of some of the most prolific cheaters of all time.
Lance Armstrong (Cycling)
He won and he won a lot!
Ben Johnson (Olympic 100m Sprinter)
He won and won a lot!
Bill Belichick (NFL Coach)
This guy never stops winning
They win and win and win.
But, they also have no credibility. No integrity. No respect.
None of the things in life that really matter.
How many times have you ever heard the word, “Cheat meal.” or “Cheat day.” when it comes to health and fitness? Trainers and coaches say it all the time…to me they are telling their clients, “I think you’re a loser and you can’t win with honesty, integrity and intestinal fortitude…so cheat away.”
I never subscribe to the idea of a cheat.
A cheat is a short cut. A side-step of the rules. A blatant disregard for ethics…yes, even with meals on diets.
I love to teach healthy options. Ways to satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your sweetness.
Cheat meals lead to cheat days which lead to cheat weekends. They also signal your brain to think that it’s OK to cheat from time to time if you have a weak moment or need to satisfy a craving.
Cheating is never OK. Cheating is a mentality of failures.
Cheaters always do win. They win the race to unhealthy habits.
They win the race to quitting.
They win the race to the easy way out.
But cheaters never win where it matters…to themselves.
Don’t ever cheat because as much as we do see cheaters win, they really do lose…even when they aren’t caught.
Have an awesome day!
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