I made a Face Book post the other day that went something like this:

Do what I say or do as I do, either way you will improve.

One of the comments referred to me as cocky…Really? I don’t think so. I am not saying that I am better than you, or that I don’t have room to improve. I merely noted that I walk the walk, and within that walk, is something undoubtedly you either don’t know, haven’t seen in a while or could reinforce and renew your goals.

In a world filled with individuals who try tell you what you need to do in order to improve, is an overpopulation of “preachers” who haven’t lived out their own “preaching” recent enough for you to even be able to tell if they ever have.

I am not that person. If I tell you the best way to work your abs is to do sprints, it is because that is what I have learned, and it is what I do. We all could use sound advice from time to time, but what good is advice on investments from someone in bankruptcy? Maybe the advice is good, but I wouldn’t consider it sound. Why would you get personal training from a trainer more out of shape than you? Because of the old notion “those who can’t, teach?” Maybe, but to me fitness is like a foreign language, I want to learn from someone who can speak it fluently, not point to a track on a e-learning book.

If that is cocky, our world is in much worse shape than I ever thought.