What has kept you from achieving your greatest success?
Chaos ensued after I received a call that my daughter Emily had fallen and dislocated or broken her arm. Her mother was calm and I reacted quickly, reaching the hospital before they did. Everyone was there, ready for anything and then...nothing but a waiting game. This hurry up and wait can do many things to your psyche; especially when the apple of your eye is screaming in pain. You can imagine how I felt. Why wasn't everyone stopping their world to quell my Emily's cries?
Had I the knowledge (at least more than my experience watching "MacGyver" and "Baywatch" had given me) I would have done more.
Now we arrive at the all-important turn of this tale: What will you do with the information I'm about to give you?
You can act in order to save your most important patient: you. You've waited your entire life, piling up explosives at the end of a fuse that, for whatever reason, you've yet to ignite. What has kept you from achieving your greatest success? Reprogramming the most complex computer ever created (your mind) in order to change the configuration of the most complex machine (your body) must first occur in order to start the entire process.
How does one go about reprogramming the mind? Start by realizing that you can! Knowing that change is possible can be the first step in many eye-opening experiences.
I recently had a discussion with my friend Anne, pretty much laying it all on the line with her and trying to encourage her to light that fuse. She knew everything I was telling her made perfect sense and that I was being completely open and honest with her regarding her health and her future. Taking that very first step and realizing that, a.) she really needs to lose weight, and, b.) it starts now is the culmination of every worry, fear, hope and dream that she's had over and over again and had (until this moment where she recognized the need) failed to take action on.
Every day, without fail, Anne sends me a text message when she leaves for her walk and when she returns. She sometimes will even tell me how her eating is going and I will make suggestions back. She takes action and I return the favor. Now why don't you do you a favor and go light your own personal fuse and achieve all you've ever wanted in life instead of keeping it bottled up in your head? Now is the time!
Darin St. George is a personal fitness coach at Gold's Gym in Natick, Mass. Visit his Web site at www.TrainerX.com.
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