I have never heard this quote before today but it is a new favorite:
"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want."
- Margaret YoungIt is the same with weight loss. Striving for what you want without doing what is required guarantees failure. Why do bogus "fad" diets and silly infomercial contraptions make up a multi-billion dollar industry? It's because so many of us want results without doing what is necessary.
I watch Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. It's a program that inspires me in my weight loss journey. The second or third episode James, a morbidly obese man with a love for football meets Nate Newton & Michael Irvine, both 3 time Superbowl champs.
"It's where you are willing to go. It's what you are willing to do."Irvine follows up with:
"Sometimes you have to understand this game out here and why only a few can play it. [It's] because it demands more than most are willing to give."Behind every great achievement is a sacrifice equally great. With that in mind, in order to achieve success there are 2 questions I have to ask myself:
& more importantly
What am I willing to sacrifice to achieve it?