Whatever you focus on, you will get more of it. Thus, if you stare at your problems, if you give them your attention, soon all you’ll see are your difficulties giving birth to new ones. It’s so easy to fall into a comfortable pattern of pessimism in life: “What if I never lose weight?” or “I’ll never regain control over my health…” The “what ifs” and “nevers” are endless if we choose to give them power.
Already, you’re probably thinking that this post is pretty pessimistic. But I have some good news for you! While problems can multiply when you choose to dwell on them--so do possibilities! Instead of focusing on the negative, choose to turn your attention to what could happen, to the belief that things can go right, that you can change your life.
Because here is the deal: If you aren’t changing what you don’t like about your life, then you are choosing it. It’s as simple as that.
People are addicted to excitement, fun, and pleasure! It’s so easy to get excited about a new idea, even a new fitness goal. But what happens when the excitement wears off? Often enough, people just drop their goals altogether and give up.
What you need in this case is commitment. Commitment will carry you through to your goal long after the excitement (or the “honeymoon stage,” as we like to call it in the business) has worn off. Once you are committed to completing your health goals, you won’t be as tempted to stop or cheat when things get tough, when you’re too tired, or when you simply aren’t as excited about it anymore.
Remember, excitement is always temporary, but good health is important for a lifetime. Value yourself enough to be the best version of you. If you take care of yourself and make choices that will help you to excel, it will reflect in every area of your life.
If you have a dream and you want to see it come true, you have to have patience, time, planning, and a determination to be faithful to your authentic self. You also have to think positively and pursue your goals with the belief that you can achieve them.
So, when are you going to take that first step, and commit to carrying it through to the end? Today seems like a pretty good time to start.