no images were foundJohn goes away on his first ever business trip. He packs all his things, gets to the airport on time, has a great flight, and lands 20 minutes ahead of schedule in a city he’s never been to before. He makes his way to the taxicabs, hops into the first one in line and tells the driver that he’d like to go the Holiday Inn downtown. The driver nods and begins driving. A few minutes into the trip, the driver puts on his left turn signal and heads toward the left side of the road into a left turn only lane. John becomes alarmed, and informs the driver that he’d prefer not to make any left turns. When the driver asks him why, he states quite decisively that he only makes right turns, and that the driver had better figure out a way to get him to the Holiday Inn using only right turns. “And by the way,” says John, “don’t use any streets whose name have any of the middle 12 letters of the alphabet in them. And don’t pass any orange vehicles either.”
Steve decides to take up golf, and spends $3500 on a set of brand new golf clubs with all the newest technology to help give him the best score. He practices swinging them in his living room all the time, and after a few months of this he decides he’s ready for his first golf lesson, where he’ll show the golf pro how great he is. At the lesson, the golf pro sets a ball up on a tee and instructs Steve to use his driver and show him what he can do. Steve proudly pulls his 9-iron out of his bag, holds it by the club head, and proceeds to swing at the ball furiously with the handle until he (accidentally) makes contact and sends the ball a blistering 3 feet…backwards. Steve smiles, triumphant in his obvious success. The golf pro asks Steve why he held the club upside down and tried to hit the ball with the handle. Steve looks at the golf pro condescendingly and informs him that, obviously, the rubber on THAT end is meant to make the ball bounce when struck, and therefore cause the ball to travel farther than with the NON-rubber end.
If you find yourself somewhere you’ve never been, the taxi driver probably knows a better route than you do, regardless of how you normally do things. Likewise, just because you’re a self-proclaimed expert in your own home doesn’t mean that you know the best way to swing a golf club.
When you come to the gym, check your ego at the door and let us show you a better way. If you think you already know everything, you won’t ever learn anything.