Most people don’t realize the power of decision.
As a coach, I hear a lot of people say how they want their bodies to look a certain way, their lives to be different, their finances to be much more robust in some distant, and ambiguous future.
While, yes, it takes time, concentrated effort and discipline to achieve goals, just about every single achievement in our lives can be attributed to one single moment. That moment is the one where we DECIDE to change.
The reality is we tend to sabotage ourselves by thinking that there is some magical formula or some long, drawn out journey that will happen at some point in the future and we – if we are LUCKY – will somehow achieve what we desire.
Today, I want to say NO that is not how it works. You must decide right now to change. Draw a line in the sand and leave your old life behind this very second.
You see, if you want to lose weight, you don’t lose weight by planning some long term project. You lose weight by deciding right now to not engage in the habits that caused you to be overweight in the first place. You engage in an exercise program every day, you stop eating unhealthy food and add supernutrients to your diet for optimum health.
“That is easier said than done.” That is the statement I hear back all too often. To that, I reply, “what you are telling yourself is exactly what is holding you back.” Our lives are as good or as bad as we choose to see them. You simply need to shift your paradigm and you will see that really, everything you want is within your grasp if you put the excuses away.
We are faced with issues we never have had before because this is the first time in human history where we have led such sedentary lives. Our bodies are made to move…to be active. Our minds crave physical activity and it is in our DNA to release endorphins when we are putting forth effort….using our muscles.
Now, so many people spend their days behind an electronic box. We simply must make better choices and the way it all begins is one decision to change. Stop making it so hard. Choose to see your journey as good and simple. Working out isn’t a major life decision. It is a simple one. It is easy to do….easy not to do. You can choose which way your life goes from now one starting right here, right now. 90 Days from now you can look back at this moment and realize that this decision today was all it took.