This may not sit well with you, but it’s something that you need to know, and so I’m just going to come out and say it.
The way I see it they’re insulting your intelligence.
THEY are the talking heads you see on tv and social media ads. And I’m convinced they’re trying to make you fatter.
Every year at about this time all you see, hear and read about are people making the big three New Year resolutions… more money, quit smoking, and to lose weight.
Now, I don’t know the success rate of the first one, but as someone who’s worked with lung cancer patients and the morbidly obese, I’ve seen the carnage these conditions can cause. And I can tell you (and statistics demonstrate) that most people who resolve to lose weight in the new year will fail.
In my experience, the one reason people fail is because they sabotage themselves.
I see it time and time again.
You’ll start off in mid to late December telling yourself that you will commit to losing weight starting in the new year. Over the weeks building up to the new year you formulate a plan of sorts… to eat less, make better choices, exercise more, and pick up better habits.
And that’s the EXACT roadmap to failure!
That’s why I’m writing to you today to warn you of this impending doom IF YOU’RE ABOUT TO MAKE THIS “NEW YEAR RESOLUTION” MISTAKE.
Here’s what I mean.
I’m going to be brutally honest with you, because I can’t see the media telling you this truth any time soon. The reason most people fail at losing weight in the new year is because…
- Your goals are probably unrealistic and so you’re already setting yourself up for failure.
- You’re unprepared. Sure you have a general idea that you want to lose weight. But you most likely do not have a game plan.
- Your goals are unclear.
- You lack support. The going WILL GET TOUGH and your support system is what will see you through to your goal.
Imagine going to another country you’ve never been to before. Now imagine if I handed you a GPS but didn’t give you an address (a goal). You’d probably fail at getting to your destination, wouldn’t you?
Now imagine if I said your destination was a house about 150 miles north. Well, you now have a general idea, but you’ll still never get to your destination and therefore fail.
Get the picture?
Now imagine if I handed you a GPS AND gave you the address of the house you needed to end up at.
Once you type your goal destination into the GPS, it will give you VERY specific turn by turn directions AND a very realistic timeline in which you’ll arrive.
Makes sense, right?
Yet, almost all people who set out to lose weight in the new year don’t have clearly defined goals.
And if they can pin point a number they want to lose, they still don’t have a “turn by turn” road map to get there.
Now the reason for this rant is because I’m tired of good people being misled and being told half truths.
To be honest, I hate the idea of a “new year resolution”. That’s just way too much pressure on anyone. PLUS, the way I see it, you can do anything you want, anytime you want.
You don’t need to wait ’til the New Year. If you’re the type of person that I think you are, I’m willing to bet that you can do anything you put your mind to and you can do it whenever you want.
Now, if when you want is now, then start now.
But do it because you make the decision to do it and not because the media told you to do it.
And now that you know how NOT TO FAIL, you can achieve whatever goal it is that you want to achieve.
I believe in you!