Monday, May 11, 2009


Changing your weight, your health and fitness is not a rush-rush thing. It’s not a race to see how fast you can get it done. Gradual, continual improvement is your goal. Remember it’s like chipping away at a stone. You keep chipping and chipping and chipping, and then one day it cracks. But it wasn’t from that one hit. It was all of the patient taps before when the builder/sculptor thinks nothing is happening.

I once debated with a colleague whether the most talented prospects in any field persevere to become successful in that field. Does the best musician ever get to play in front of an audience? Can we be sure that the best writer or doctor has been recognized and acknowledged? What if the best prospect lacked the means or tenacity to complete his/her studies? Think about the multitude of weight loss seminars that are given in any single month, the hundreds of gyms that are open for business through any given year. How many new diets, new pills, new “miracles” come out and promise the healthy body that you have wanted for so long. What about all the books that give step-by-step instructions on how to be a success in anything?

No one is harboring any deep secret. All these successful people have gladly volunteered their so-called “secret formulas.” If these secrets all worked, one would think we would have a world full of happy, healthy successful people. It is not enough to receive instructions and to get inspired. It requires the commitment to actually apply the mental exercises and doing the work. The one who is willing to keep going will always cross the finish line. When clients ask me how long will it take, I answer, “Until you get the results you want.”