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THE JIGSAW THAT IS LIFE…and why you need to keep putting down new pieces!

Forget “life is like a box of chocolates” – Mr F. Gump didn’t think about us ‘non-processed food eating health freaks’ when he uttered those famous words!

Mr GymWolfPT says it better, if I do say so myself:

Drum roll please…


You are born, and the jigsaw construction commences…

So you start with an empty board -right!?!

Nope, that’s not the case – far from it in fact.

At birth we have a number of great assets pre-installed in all of us – there are pieces already on the board, and positioned correctly, to get us started!

baby learning

Unfortunately, most of us have a tendency to, at some point in life, remove, replace or rotate many of these founding pieces!

The challenges, stresses and strains of life can often see us lose our inert ability to:

  • be truthful and honest
  • love unconditionally
  • try until we succeed
  • laugh and smile
  • and ultimately enjoy life

And we add new pieces throughout our lives!

Some pieces bring positive outcomes, others not so much so!

The problem is very few of us know the picture we want to create, so knowing the pieces to add is a difficult, often blind, task!!

That’s why having a dream, and backing it up with a plan and a schedule is so important!

That’s not to say your dream(s) can’t change, but if you are thoughtlessly adding random pieces to the board of life it’s very unlikely you will create a masterpiece!!

So what are the pieces we add and take from the jigsaw of life? Well there are many – some will benefit you, some will limit you……………..

Examples of Beneficial Life Jigsaw Pieces:

  • Learning new skills
  • Keeping fit and healthy
  • Helping others
  • Turning up on time
  • Giving compliments
  • Doing what you know to be right
  • Giving back to your community

helping hand

Examples of Life Jigsaw Pieces which will Limit You:

  • Putting others down
  • Being lazy
  • Addiction to drugs or alcohol
  • Gossiping and ‘bitching’ about others
  • Being untrustworthy
  • Stealing from people
  • Being abusive

horrible person

And contrary to what many people may believe, the pieces of life’s jigsaw are not stuck down with unbreakable glue!!

So, if you have a piece which is causing you, or the people around you, pain and misery don’t say “this is who I am” change the piece and say “that is who I was!!”

Our life ‘jigsaws’ don’t start in a box with instructions, but will ultimately finish in a box.

How complete we are at that time is determined by us.

As usual, any questions fire them over.

Ian David Worthington

Creator, Owner and Coach at

Body Transformation

And How Can I Help?

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I specialise in helping and guiding people become healthier, more efficient/productive and have extra energy.

I coach both ‘in person’ and online fitness programs which are tailored perfectly to even the busiest and time challenged business people.
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