“Professional swimmers don’t have perfect bodies because they train extensively. Rather, they are good swimmers because of their physiques. How their bodies are designed is a factor for selection and not the result of their activities.” ~ Rolf Dobelli (The art of thinking clearly) Oh and here’s the line that really gets you marketing folk.
‘Without this illusion, half of advertising campaigns would not work’
Basically the ‘swimmers body illusion’ occurs when we confuse selection factors with the results.
This has got to be one of the few reads that really got to me.
This happens a lot when you start doing things for yourself and start building something. Often you can’t seem to do something or achieve something because you feel you’re not trying enough or doing it right but sometimes it’s because you don’t have it in you, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying if you don’t have a genetic swimmers body you can’t swim.. All I’m saying is you won’t win those shiny Olympic golds, that’s all.
So the point is to never give up. But realize that maybe your body wasn’t built to be a swimmers body.. Maybe it was built to be a medal winning bartender.