Are problems actually problems?

I covered something the other day with a few of the ladies in our Fit For Life programme so I thought I’d share a bit here as I got loads of messages about it…:


“I see lots of people (not just in health and fitness) and me included…moan about PROBLEMS.


And I guess this can be expected if you don’t know any different.


But part of the evolution of becoming more successful as a person is understanding that problems are good.


WTF Matt ?


Hear me out a sec.


 The more problems you encounter the more opportunity you have to solve them and therefore learn and get better results (as you learn what works for you)


 The bigger the problems you solve the higher the reward and the better you feel


 As long as you learn from each problem and do not keep making the same mistakes over and over then you will continually be learning new skills.


Given the very obvious benefits, how about being proactive and seeking them out?


Yep, that is what I do.




Because there is a process in place:


1 Unidentified Problems
2 Identified Problems – No Plan
3 Identified Problems – With Plan
​4 Solved Problems


Most of people prefer to be unaware of the problems that exist. Which can have fatal consequences.


This is why having stuff in place like:


* knowing what you’re actually doing with your food, fitness and focus every day to put yourself first


* making sure you remind yourself of what you’re doing well every single day…how else can you expect to feel confident and stop focussing on the stuff you didn’t do?


* asking yourself why you’re doing this and remind yourself WHY every day…like what’s the actual point? what makes you happy?


* Are you doing one thing that makes you feel good every day?


* Understanding the question: What are you willing to do and when to get to where you want to be?


…….is SO IMPORTANT…….because you can identify a problem quickly.


Once identified you move to step 3 and put a plan in place.


Then move to step 4 and solve it.


If you don’t and there is a problem then the danger is that it manifests without you knowing…


and the worse case scenario is you give up, blaming yourself, putting yourself down, without realising that there are some super powerful small habits that if you do?


Will – at the very least – make you feel better…which has a domino effect for your eating and exercise habits 🙂


Like anything, the more you practice the better you get.


Don’t let emotions run high when problems arise. [which is what I used to do]


Apply the process above.


And trust yourself to solve it…even if that means asking for help from others, family, the ladies in here (and me of course)


It can feel like you’re the only one thinking this way sometimes…


So surround yourself with a few winners – that always helps as well.


And this is actually again why I’m sharing this…

​​as one of you said to me today just how amazing it is to see other ladies sometimes not feel motivated, help each other if they are having a bad day, and being OK with that…rather than thinking you must be the only one who sometimes wakes up demotivated and can’t be bothered..

and this is enough to help keep them going…

Something they have never done for this long…​​​​”

Anyway, best shoot…

Early morning sessions for the ladies kicking off soon :-)​​​​

(it’s arms and bum day…)​​


Matt ‘problems are your friends’ Fruci

PS. You can grab a free copy of my book HERE

PPS. Watch How Cassie From Wiltshire Went From Mobility Scooter To Running Her First 5k & Fitting Back In Her Favourite Clothes Without Long, Boring Workouts Or Giving Up Her Favourite Foods >> CLICK HERE TO WATCH

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