The Mentality of Change
How many times have we told ourselves that we want change? We tell ourselves we don’t want to be lazy anymore or that we don’t want to be fat and out of shape. We are tired of lounging around without purpose. We think about it and talk about it like it’s some sort of distant fantasy. Purpose or an active lifestyle doesn’t have to be a distant fantasy.
How do I change that aspect of my life? What can I do to add the get-up-and-go to my life? What in my life can motivate me enough to change? I understand change can only happen when we want to change ourselves. However, there has to be a motivation for this change to remain. We also have the uncanny ability to forget about our motivations. So, we have to remind ourselves DAILY what our motivation is. To change our behavior we need to change our hearts and make up our minds.
Sometimes action is this hardest part of change. We dream about it and treat it like it’s impossible. We have become so use to instant gratification that we don’t want to work for what we want. If we can’t get it immediately then it’s just a pipe dream. It has infected every aspect of our lives. Finances to spirituality to weight loss have all been ravaged by instant gratification. We want instant paycheck or instant answered prayer. We want it now with as little effort as possible. We want that beach body, smaller clothing size or
the all-inclusive “success” without sacrifice.
This is the first change of heart we need to accomplish, valuing hard work. Learning the value of hard work increases the value of that which is gained. Buckle down, get a grip and earn what we desire by the sweat of our brow. Riches or knowledge gained without effort is squandered away without thought. Be decisive in your goals and get to work. You will find that even weight loss that is earned is easier to keep off than a quick fix diet. It’s the journey not the end result that gives you that ultimate lifestyle you want.
Death to the Yo-Yo lifestyle!