We all know the guy who’s scheduled for his second bypass yet continues to smoke, drink, and eat crap. Or the aunt who’s been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes who manages it with meds and lies to herself and everyone around her that she’s changing her lifestyle. They both have beautiful kids or grandkids, great jobs, or whatever. Even with all of that at stake, it’s not enough to motivate them to make a steadfast commitment to succeed.
Success is a Decision
If a life threatening illness doesn’t get your attention, what does!? And that’s the interesting part about my experiences with long-term successfully healthy folks. All formally unfit, unsuccessful people start their new life with a decision, a mental commitment, a day, a moment when they commit to live life differently – forever.
For some it’s a health scare, a photo, an all-time high on the scale, but for most it’s a culmination of relatively tolerable events and their love for someone else that finally leads to a moment of mental clarity in which they just decided this must end!
You Deserve It
So while the decision must be yours, you may have heaped so much hate on yourself that right now you don’t feel deserving of the transformation. It might be the love you have for someone else that brings you to this point. But there’s one thing I know: There’s no transformation, no life changing, no bangin’ body, or better time management until you decide you are worth the effort.
So…No more excuses. No more hiding out. This is your moment. Make the decision to succeed. Once you do that – and believe me, that’s the hardest part – success itself is just a few habits away. You’ll never be the same person again.
Did you decide yet that success is a decision?
Come on. Do it now!
I’m serious! Right now, in this very moment…make a decision!
Once you do…POOF! Failure has just been removed from your vocabulary. Finito! Gone! Success is yours to be had! It all begins with your decision to succeed. If you keep this mentality with you, nothing else will be as difficult moving forward, because of your belief in yourself.