We live in one of the most awkwardly polarizing times in our history.
We live in a time where the number of people eligible for military service is consistently dropping, eventhough our population is growing. The majority of 17 to 25 year olds would not physically qualifie for the military. Not simply for being obese, but for being unable to complete the the fitness test.
Not only that.
But the average varsity high school athlete would also not be able to complete a military fitness test.
At the very same exact moment in history.
We live in a time where the most people ever are reaching the peak levels of human capabilities.
The point is, we have developed a culture that is simultaneously the weakest AND the strongest of all time.
The gap between weak, unhealthy, and out of shape people, and the extremely strong, fast, and resilient people, is growing wider and wider.
It makes looking to athletes for health or fitness inspiration more and more unrealistic, and less relatable.
The asperation of your average 25 year old to look or move like his or her favorite athelete is becoming just as realistic as the 7 year old who thinks they can fly like superman with a towel around their neck.
So I am issuing a challenge to all Everyday Superheroes. Everyone the is trying to better themself, or wanting to improve how much enjoyment they get out of life.
Maybe instead of looking to Olympic athletes or instafamous "fitness" "personalities" in their prime as your asperations, look to the person on your left. Look to the person on your right. Would you out live them if the zombie horde crashed into the room?
Remember you don't have to out run the bear, you have to out run the slowest person in your group. That's who your competition is. That's who you should compare yourself to.
So, think you can outlive the person on your left and the person on your right? Prove it! Know you can. Test your skills and keep them sharp and up to date.
Think not? Fix it! Your competition is doing absolutely nothing right now. If you put in any ounce of work, you win.
I challenge you to be able to walk in most rooms and feel like you could outlive the majority of people in it, should zombies attack.
It has never been easier to defeat the lowest common denominator, and the lowest common denominator has never been so prevalent.
Don't let it be you.