“To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“Most leaders would agree that they’d be better off having an average strategy with superb execution than a superb strategy with poor execution. Those who execute always have the upper hand.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“Self-acceptance comes from meeting life’s challenges vigorously. Don’t numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.” ~ Swami Sivananda
“When you walk with purpose, you collide with destiny.” ~ Bertice Berry
“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.” ~ Soren Kierkegaard
“There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.” ~ Morpheus, The Matrix
“Every living cell in your body is made from the food you eat. If you consistently eat junk food then you’ll have a junk body.” ~ Jeanette Jenkins
Your body right now is a reflection of the choices you have made up to this point. Want a better body? You’re going to have to start making better choices.
We all know what those better choices are. The hard part is taking the proper action and maintaining discipline to follow through with them.
One suggestion that has had positive results in my life and the lives of other people I have tried this with is to choose just one healthy thing that you could change in your lifestyle and focus solely on that for the next 30 days.
The first change I ever made? Drinking water instead of juice, pop, or sports drinks. It became a habit.
Second change I made? Drink coffee black instead of with cream and sugar. It became a habit.
Third change I made? Don’t eat donuts – avoid them at all costs. It became a habit.
One of my most recent changes? Do 10 minutes of stretching every morning right when I get out of bed. It’s becoming a habit.
If I tried to do all of those things at once, guess how many of them would have become a habit…? You guessed it. (I hope you said none).
The key is singularity of focus and abundance of patience. Make a smart change in your life and establish it as a strong habit FIRST, then move on to another change. And slowly, one change at a time, you will start to lead a MUCH healthier lifestyle.
“You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” ~ William Arthur Ward