The way I see it, you can never have too many certifications!
One of my favorite quotes is that you should never apologize if you don’t know something, but you SHOULD apologize if you aren’t willing to learn. However, is it enough to JUST have certificates without having the experience too?
Experience is always best teacher
I think it’s one thing to have studied and passed your exams, but it’s a whole other thing to be out there practicing what you preach. It’s so easy to sit behind a desk with titles and certificates, pointing your finger and telling others what to do; but never getting up and doing it yourself.
I’ve lost count of the number of people who try to give me fitness and nutrition advice on how to achieve my goals, when they haven’t even achieved THEIR goals to begin with. At the end of the day, I believe a certificate will never be enough. I will never be inspired or motivated by the certified armchair expert.
Although there is a lot of overwhelming and contradicting information about fitness and nutrition, I personally believe in following the example of those who have proven what really works and continuously have the results to back it up. It’s a wonderful thing to be a role model who motivates others with their personal achievements, instead of relying on a piece of paper.
This is also why I will constantly set challenging goals and will put to practice whatever I have learnt through my certifications. Once you achieve one goal, it is time to set another. Why should I stand still if I can keep on moving forward? Anyone who wants to grow and improve should never sit back in a chair and believe that they know enough.
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