So I want to lose some weight this year, I know how to lose the weight but how do I keep myself motivated? I’ve just been so lazy lately, even when it comes to eating healthy. I work at Arby’s and keep eating fried foods on my breaks. And I’m not a big fan of getting in a gym.
You have to want to succeed in being fit as much as you want to breathe! I don’t know if you’ve ever had an asthma attack before, you’re short of breath….you’re wheezing. The only thing you’re trying to do at that moment is to get some fresh air. You don’t care about no basketball game, you don’t care about what is on TV, you don’t care about someone calling you, you don’t care about no party. The only thing you care about when you’re trying to breathe is to get some fresh air, THAT’S IT! And when you get to the point where all you want to do is be successful as bad as you want to breathe…then you’ll be successful! Many people say they want to be successful but they they don’t want it BAD, they just KINDA want it. This is why we see so many people quit and give up on their New Year’s resolutions by mid February. They don’t want it more than they want to party, they don’t want it more than they want to watch TV, most people don’t want success as much as they want to sleep. If you’re going to be successful you have to be willing to GIVE UP SLEEP. You have to be willing to work off of 3 or 4 hrs of sleep. Because if you go to sleep you might miss the opportunity to be successful…THAT’S HOW BAD YOU HAVE TO WANT IT! As long as you have passion you can do anything you put your mind to. Stop fooling yourself that next year is going to be different than this year if you KEEP MAKING EXCUSES, there are NO EXCUSES. You cannot cheat success, you have to work for it. You have to breath it, you have to eat it, you have to sleep it. You can’t go around it, you can’t go over it, you can’t go under it, the ONLY way to get to it is THROUGH IT! If you wake up and say, maybe I’ll work out today. Let me tell you something, if you think this way, you’re gonna be a loser, you’re never going to make it because there is no MAYBE. I’m not here to tell you about the sunshine and the rainbows. IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE IT THEN YOU SURE AS HELL WON’T ACHIEVE IT. It’s gotta be up to you. DO YOU want it bad enough? Otherwise, go and take the easy way out, be average. At the end of the day, you’re the only one capable of hurting yourself. I never said this is going to be easy, I’m just saying…it sure as hell is worth it. Failure is part of the recipe for success. You fail a 1,000 times before you succeed,every single person has. It’s the losers who fail once and QUIT. DON’T BE THAT PERSON! The loser and the winner both fail, it’s just that the winner gets back up and does it again. There are no shortcuts in getting the things you want in life. Nothing great ever comes without a sacrifice. Success whether you know it or not is very intentional and deliberate. There has never ever been a person who blew up and became successful and it happened by chance. You’re strongest body part must be your mind, because it is the mind that makes the body work out those hardcore workouts. You’re either going to show up today or you’re going to get shown up in life. So if you want to make real progress then you really have to look at your life in a different way, you have to say…I gotta take control of this process and not just hope that it’s going to work out like people do when they make a resolution on New Year’s day. The two most important days in your life, are the day you were born and the day you realize why you were born. Value your passion, allow it to lead you to your purpose. You have to want to change, you have to want to experience new things, you have to want to do this for yourself. You see, passion engages people, passion moves people, it is passion that creates change. Nothing is more of a waste of your time to be inspired and not take action! Everyone has fear, you need to learn that you’re not alone. Take a deep breath and do it anyway. Remember, the greatest fear is waking up one day and regretting that you let fear keep you from living the life you are capable of living.