If YOU want something different, YOU need to do something different
Simple thoughts jump out at me all day long and I seldom take the time to jot them down. Think that will be one of the things I work on during the 2016.
This sentence popped into my head this morning as I prepared for the day—“If YOU want something different, YOU need to do something different.” This is something I know from my life and my journey, but happened to jump out at me this morning. Many times in my life I have wanted something ‘different’ and made the decision to do something ‘different’ to get what I wanted.
Any significant ‘different’ thing I have wanted has taken a significant ‘different’ approach, a change in me and in my habits. Habits can be what get you there are sabotage your journey, your wanting something different. I’ve had many bad habits in my life that I have changed with focused pray, thought, and action. I’m a grateful recovering alcoholic (since 1984) and I ditched the nicotine habit in 1986. Significant changes that took significant ‘different’ approaches to life to make the shift, to attain the goal.
The latest significant change in my life came in 2009 when I started on my present health and wellness journey. I was 360 pounds, in horrible shape and health. I knew it would take a significantly ‘different’ approach to make the shift, to drop the pounds, to get control of my life one more time. You see, I had 53 years of bad lifestyle habits to overcome. A significant shift, a significantly different approach.
So, what did I do different to make the shift, to lose 150 pounds? Let’s make a short list:
- I made my mind up that I was the most important person in the fire. If I could not take care of myself, help myself, I could not help anyone else in life.
- I made a conscious effort to make my change a journey and not and A to B diet/goal.
- I created a spreadsheet that a logged on daily for 3 years to make my change ‘stick’
- I started drinking ½ ounce of water per pound f body weight daily, starting first thing in the morning each day.
- I gave up processed sugar for a year!
- And the rest of the list is at http://fatguydiary.com/where-did-thefatguy-start/
As you can see a significant shift. I did things significantly different to do something significantly different in my life—lose 150 pounds!
Now I am once more doing something significantly different and you can help me with it. I am working to help more people find physical and financial freedom in 2016. If you know anyone that wants to lose weight, improve how they feel, or create financial freedom for themselves, have them contact me. I like to help people, I want to help people improve their lives. I would love to share my success and strategy with others.
Thank You for reading and Thank You for any help you can give me!
Note to ME and YOU: If you want something significantly different, do things significantly different in your life. You know what Albert Einstein said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results”.
PS That is my wonderful wife in the pic with me. She provided the #inspiration for my #transformation!