never-give-up

How to get what you want in life

never-give-up

Let’s talk about how to get what you want in life…

Well, it’s all about persistence.

So, what is persistence anyway?

Persistence is having the same goal over and over and over and over.

Many of us want to lose weight…

The challenge with weight loss is that it’s never about a hammer hitting plate glass.

It’s always about the accrued power of thousands of meals. Meals that accrue, morsel by morsel until our body is ready to change, starting a downward trend.

The first few pounds are very exciting, of course. Everyone lines up to cheer. (Our friends, loved ones, coworkers, etc.)

The pounds after that, though, are often lonely. (Everyone is great at STARTING diets…it’s the keeping on going. That’s the hard part. This is partially why we see so many people START diet after diet.) (This is also why accountability is so powerful!)

Everyone has long left the building or the cheering section and moved on to celebrate some other first few pounds.

And so the pounds after the first few pounds, oftentimes get questioned by ourselves the most.

“Am I still working on this?” “Do I really want to lose the weight?” “Is this that important to me?” “Is this really worth it?”

These thoughts are coming straight from our short term, irrational mind.

Remember: in the battle between our short term, irrational mind vs. our long term, rational mind, the job of the irrational mind is to reduce the amount of discomfort we face as much as possible. Why? Our short term/irrational mind cares about one thing and one thing only: NOW.

This is the battle we all face: Balancing living for today versus living for tomorrow.

Let’s talk about three ways to get what we want in life:

1. Actually, get what we want! (“Wow, that was so insightful Adam!”)

2. Or, and this is what most people do, change what we want.

We change what we want because we realize that getting what we want isn’t so easy. We realize it takes a lot of consistency as well as discomfort and compromise.

So we rationalize…

“Eh, I don’t care about my body. He/she should love me for who I am!”

“Screw it, I rather enjoy my life now and eat whatever I want than be a miserable fit person!”

“I’ll worry about my health and fitness later. I’m too busy!”

“I’ve lost enough weight.”

I can go on and on. But we all do this.

Obstacles and challenges are those annoying things that appear when we lose sight of our goals.

3. It turns out, the most effective way to get what we want – is to keep having the same goal over and over and over. To keep wanting the same thing over and over.

It’s key that we stay focused on all the benefits of being healthier and more fit. It’s key that we focus on the beautiful omelets we’re making rather than the broken eggs.

Our desire to be healthy and fit doesn’t go away. It either gets realized or rationalized. Rationalizing them is “easier” but it doesn’t lead to satisfaction and fulfillment.

We all know what we really want. Knowing that our short term / irrational mind is going to chime in every now and then to try to convince us otherwise helps us to laugh at it like this (video, safe for work), and keep on keeping on.

P.S. Do you convince yourself that you don’t want to lose weight while on a “diet”? Do you say things to yourself like: “Am I still working on this?” “Do I really want to lose the weight?” “Is this that important to me?” “Is this really worth it?”

If so, try my program. There’s nothing like the power of daily and personal accountability to keep you focused and moving forward. I offer a 100% money back guarantee. That’s how much I believe in my program and the results we can get you.

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