One Sip at a Time…
As John Maxwell said, “[s]uccess comes to those who have an entire mountain of gold that they continually mine, not those who find one nugget and try to live on it for fifty years”. Everyone in the world wants to achieve their best self, physically, mentally and financially, but no one wants to put in the work. Not everyone is willing to deal with the dedication, patience, and failures that come with success. You can’t build all that you desire without consistency and discipline. Everyone wants but no one is willing to give. Give up your time, give up your excuses, and give up your doubts that are blocking you from your dreams. This process is also implemented in fitness, starting with the small steps that lead you to create a happy and healthy lifestyle.
If you want to get in shape or simply achieve something you see as unattainable, I am going to help you put these plans into action. It’s combining all of your tiny consistent efforts that define your results both in and outside of the gym. Nothing you do should come easy. It will be hard, but that is why you take it one step at a time. Start drinking more water, one sip at a time. Start choosing healthier foods, one bite at a time. Start exercising more, one movement at a time. Start living more, one smile at a time. Take it slow and steady, one step at a time.
Strive to constantly move forward; however, know you’re going to have failures along the way and be willing to accept them. When you fall one step back, take two steps forward. Know you will have days that you feel you ruined all your progress. That is when you should take a step back and breathe. They are just cookies, it’s just one bad grade, it’s just one mean comment on Facebook, it’s just a slice of pizza and one missed day at the gym. NONE OF THESE THINGS DEFINE YOU! Calories, grades, and comments are just numbers – same goes for the number on the scale. What defines you is your heart, your happiness, and who you are as a person on the inside. What defines you is when you keep moving forward after you fail. Failing and falling apart is one of the best things in life. Fall as many times as you can because the more times you fall, the more opportunities you are given to get back up and bounce back stronger and smarter than ever.
It’s all mental. You must know you will have days you want to quit. Don’t. This isn’t just about weight loss or fitness goals. This goes with everything in life. We all want it 1,2,3 and done tomorrow, but that’s not how it works. Consistency, patience, and hard work are needed in every aspect of our life. You can’t achieve your dream job or body without constantly chipping away at your goals. You need these tools and qualities to be successful. You have to start somewhere, so start now. Cut out the excuses. Don’t wait for it. GO FOR IT! “If you wait until you feel like doing something, you will never likely accomplish it”, John Maxwell declared. Engage in the process of action one step at a time and I guarantee you will be successful.