If You Don’t Make Sacrifices for What You Want, You WILL Sacrifice What You Want

What’s it going to be?

What will you sacrifice this week? Getting to the gym first thing in the morning means you’re going to have to go to bed a little earlier or give up sleeping in. How important is getting to the gym for you? How bad do you really want to get in shape?

Losing weight will require you to give up some foods you love and maybe eating some foods you don’t love.

Don’t Be A Dead Fish – Swim Against The Current

One of my favorite sayings I learned from my father growing up was “only the dead fish go with the flow.” I'm not sure where he heard it, but I'm glad he shared it with me. As a teen, these words helped me deal with peer pressure because I would visualize my peers as that river and myself being that dead fish when I was tempted to just go along with the crowd.

I Can Do Better

A recent study, of more than 44,000 participants to determine which motivational method was most effective for improving achievement, found that simply telling yourself “I can do better” produced the greatest results. In the study they compared the self-talk technique with two other popular techniques: “imagery” – rehearsing situations through visualization, and “if-then planning” – strategizing how to deal with setbacks.