last updated March 1, 2021

Everything works, not everything works for you

by Rob Arthur

It’s not always easy to figure out how to eat, move, and live.

There are countless strategies we might use to reach our goals.

There are diet books.





Family members.


All of whom are telling us that their way is “the way”.

Sometimes, we can tell they’re full of it.

Other times, they make a convincing case.

This is especially true when they’ve seen promising results.

After all, it’s hard to argue with results.

The problem is, just about everything has worked for somebody.

Somebody, somewhere, has seen results with just about every strategy under the sun.

There’s no shortage of anecdotes.

“This diet helped me…”

“This training program helped me…”

“This supplement helped me..”

“…so it’ll obviously work for you.”

That’s how it seems, at least.

But that’s not how it works.

Just because something worked for somebody else doesn’t mean it’ll work for you.

Sure, it might be a great place to start.

But if you don’t see any progress, it’s not because you’re a failure.

It’s not because you’re broken.

It’s because you’re you.

You’re not them.

You will need to find your own way.

Some folks eat lots of carbs.

Some eat none at all.

Some folks eat only meat.

Some eat none at all.

Some folks train daily.

Some never at all.

Then there’s everything between.

It’ll take time to find your ideal approach.

Everything works, but not everything works for you.

It’s totally cool – and most of the time, wise – to look to others for inspiration.

To find a starting point.

To say, “I’m going to give this a shot”.

Beyond that, though, it’s on you.

General principles apply to us all.

The details can vary greatly.

You are worthy of the best life.

Your best life.

Not anybody else’s.

You’ve got this.


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