Most of us never follow through with many of our goals and end up feeling like failures. But most of the time failing on our goals is a result of lack of planning. If you make a plan, you can acheive your goals and live the life you've always dreamed of. We did it, you can too!
Whatever your life goal may be, I have learned that there is a tried and true pattern to make it work. Whenever Dave and I have sat down and truly planned to make things happen, we have achieved success. But more importantly, we have learned that first and foremost you really have to want to make that change.
I have thought long and hard about my frustration with my weight and fitness over the past two years and I realized that I didn't really have any intention of committing. I had so many other things on my plate, focusing on fitness wasn't a priority for me. In the back of my mind yes, I wanted to look and feel better. But in reality, I had no intention of doing anything about it. And deep down I knew it.
Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up. ― Hans Christian Andersen
I have had friends in the past who said that they wanted to quit smoking, but when I watched them light up another cigarette after having a few beers, or after a stressful day at work, I knew they really didn't want to quit yet. They liked the idea, but the reality was, they weren't committed to taking action. They kept making excuses as to why they weren't committing. (Source: theplanetd.com)