Have you ever read a book more than once and find out that every time you re-read it you discover something new that you didn't notice the last time you read it? It happens to me often. Heck, there is one children's story book that I read five times and every time I re-read the book I discover a new 'hidden' lesson.
But when you think about it, the lessons aren't actually hidden. It is there in plain sight. It was me who wasn't ready to learn that lesson yet. I hadn't gone through enough life experiences to actually understand the deeper meaning of the words written. As I grew older and a bit wiser, the lessons became more obvious and I derive deeper meaning from the book.
The same goes with my journey as a fitness junkie wannabe. There are many things that I have read or skimmed through a couple of years back which I didn't grasp the importance of. Only until I have reached a certain level of understanding through my readings and experience do I comprehend how vital they are.
So I guess I shouldn't be frustrated, sad, or disappointed when people don't really take what I preach seriously. To remain positive, I shouldn't just blatantly label them as ignorant. Like me, they simply aren't ready to take in the new information.
But oh, how I wish I saw the light many years ago. But it's better late than never.