Election, Schmelection

Today is election day.

It’s the day that all the hype and hoopla of the past six or eight months reaches a powerful crescendo. The better part of the nation will spend the evening glued to their favorite sources of (mis)information waiting breathlessly on the final results of this the “most important election of our time.”

But isn’t that what they said last time? And the time before that?

In November of 1988, George H. W. Bush (the first one) was elected President. As a young, idealistic and politically active junior in high school I was convinced it was the end of civilization. You know what happened?

Nothing. My life continued just as it always had. I continued to grow and mature and progress on my journey of becoming me. Which is, as far as I’m concerned, is the only journey worth pursuing.

The hype of this election is just that – hype. It’s theater whose real purpose is to distract you.

From what you ask?

From becoming a fully realized you.

You have strength inside you, capabilities that fully realized render you powerful, independent and free. It’s hard to manipulate a truly free and realized individual and it’s hard to make money of off someone you can’t manipulate.

Which why so much effort goes into getting you all stirred up about things over which you have very little control.

Whether you vote today or not is a personal matter. Personally, I will vote, but I won’t be voting for the lessor of two evils. I’ll vote my conscience and regardless of whether or not my candidate has “a snow ball’s chance in hell” I can be certain mine was not wasted.

So consider, regardless of who wins today what will change? And if there is change who is in charge of it?

As Mohandas K. Gandhi put it, “Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Have courage and be free.

To our perfect imperfection,


P.S. While fitness is the primary vehicle of what I “preach” you can see it goes well beyond considerations of the “Best exercise for six pack abs” and how many sets and reps are ideal. At present there are four leading coaches whose messages resonate with mine. In January they will be here, at my gym, to wax poetic on fitness and how it can become a vehicle for the change Gandhi describes. There are only four spaces left, get yours HERE while they last. You wouldn’t want to let down Gandhi, would you?

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