I was drinking my mocha protein shake this morning and thinking about what life would be like right now if I didn’t give up so many times in my life on a project, on my weight loss goals, or on building my business. So many times I’ve gone through this cycle where I make a decision to do something, do it for a month and when it gets difficult I stop. Because I want to avoid the pain. But you know what? I’ve encountered more pain from stopping than if I would have continued. I’m not sure about where you are in life but I can say this for myself, I need to DECIDE what I want and go after it! I need to push through the obstacles that may come along to derail me.
When I’m working out I push through the pain of lifting heavier weights because I know it’s the only way my muscles will get stronger. If I can push through the pain in other areas of my life I know I’ll become stronger. When we let pain rule our lives we don’t want to get out of bed and face the world. But that’s not a life I want to live.
After you make a decision to do something or not do something your life will change whether for the better or not; the choice is yours. DECIDING to lose weight and get healthy is one of the top decisions a person makes in life along with getting married, changing careers, going to school, moving to a new city, starting a business, having children. We make decisions every day but do we actually make the decision with the momentum of moving forward in life or is our life so out of control that it’s making the decision for us?
If you want your life to be different in 6 months, then you need to DECIDE what it is you want different and work like everything depends on you to accomplish it, but pray that God helps you accomplish it by carrying you when you need help. We can’t do this on our own. We all need help from time to time. But we need to DECIDE what it is we want. Do we want more time spent with our family, the family feud to stop, more money in your pocket, better health for you and your family, a bigger house, bills paid, vacations, school funded, etc? If you don’t DECIDE what you want you don’t know what your starting line is.
Remember it’s not going to be easy. But when you lay your head down at night and go over the things you did that day, it will be fulfilling. Knowing that you did whatever you could do to help make that decision come to fruition.
DECIDE what you want!
GO AFTER IT!