You’re Right Sometimes, but You’re Always Wrong

I’m not Mr. Right. I’m Mr. Right Now.

You’ve heard that phrase before.
You’ve heard that phrase when it comes to finding the perfect relationship, job, house and so on.
It’s not perfect, but it will do for now.
It will do for this moment in time… but not in the future.
That’s a true understanding of your position in the world and the current state of who you are.
And that’s exactly where I’ll always be. At least, as far as understanding health, fitness, and wellness goes.
I know what’s right, right now.
Three years from now, my right will inevitably be wrong. And that’s how it should be. In this industry, which is relatively young, new research is coming out every day. Today’s right is tomorrow’s wrong.
And that’s absolutely ok, as long as what you’re teaching represents the current understanding of what’s happening with the research.

Although a cool picture, I rarely use this go to exercise anymore. Most can’t do it well, and the benefit usually isn’t worth the cost.

You must know that things can and should change. Don’t become married to an idea because you’ve become comfortable teaching it.

Normally, you won’t have to wholesale trash everything you’ve learned in one fell sweep. Usually, it’s just tweaking and refining ideas so they become better ideas.
When I look back at some of the articles I’ve published 5 years ago, I realize how far I’ve come in getting a little better at understanding the human body and fitness.
By today’s standard, I was wrong. But I was right then.
Continue to learn. You’ve never arrived. Don’t be afraid to take a stand and don’t be afraid to change that stand. That’s how it works.

It’s your turn. Emerge.

Matt Pirtle MA CSCS