Are up for a challenge? I suggest you take a moment to read the article below by Jim Rohn. Step One: is deciding to do something; Step Two: starting; Step Three is the commitment and this is where most fall short. Let me assure you, anything of any value did not just happen by chance. And to sustain it, attention and commitment will be involved.
One of the reason I love coaching so much is because I can see the possibilities for my clients. The excitement of helping another improve their Quality of Life is priceless! The extent of their results will be determined by each persons commitment and discipline. In life, you have the choice of discipline or price of regret. Time can be your friend or foe depending on your current actions or lack of actions. A coach empowers you. Only you can determine your commitment and daily choices. The focus needs to be an internal desire not external. Doing it for someone else or temporary rewards will have you repeating the cycle over and over.
For example, right now the advertisements and media is talking about weight loss. Ok, it’s factually that people are over-weight and many are obese but the REAL focus should be on getting healthier with the weight loss being a symptom of an unhealthy lifestyle and mindset. Change your thinking, change your habits and watch a new life unfold. Behavioral change is extremely hard; again, this is another strong reason for having a Wellness Coach. Self-talk and Self-Delusion are always a thought away. Have you started this battle before and lost? Many do.
Someone asked me recently, “How do you differentiate yourself in the wellness industry?” I simply replied, “To stand out you have to be outstanding. I have over thirty years in the Health and Wellness industry, I walk the walk and my clients are eager to provide a recommendation. I love Social Media for my business because it allows others to talk and provide personal stories and references.”
Often I share this story as a speaker to get people to slow down and stop to think.
There are five frogs sitting on a lily pad. One frog decides to jump off. How many frogs are left on the lily pad? And your answer is ?
Well, he just decided to jump, he didn’t take the leap or action to do so, therefore, there are still five frogs left on the lily pad. Now, my questions to you is, regarding your health are you ready to jump and take action? I truly hope so because it’s life changing. Whether you utilize my coaching or someone else’s, I encourage you to do so because life is full of twists and turns and we are constantly faced with challenges and choices. Having a co-pilot to encourage and empower you is priceless.
Be Well and remember to Take Care of You!
Action vs. Self-Delusion by Jim Rohn
Knowledge fueled by emotion equals action. Action is the ingredient that ensures results. Only action can cause reaction. Further, only positive action can cause positive reaction.
Action. The whole world loves to watch those who make things happen, and it rewards them for causing waves of productive enterprise.
I stress this because today I see many people who are really sold on affirmations. And yet there is a famous saying that “Faith without action serves no useful purpose.” How true!
I have nothing against affirmations as a tool to create action. Repeated to reinforce a disciplined plan, affirmations can help create wonderful results.
But there is also a very thin line between faith and folly. You see, affirmations without action can be the beginnings of self-delusion. And for your well-being there is little worse than self-delusion.
The man who dreams of wealth and yet walks daily toward certain financial disaster and the woman who wishes for happiness and yet thinks thoughts and commits acts that lead her toward certain despair are both victims of the false hope which affirmations without action can manufacture. Why? Because words soothe and, like a narcotic, they lull us into a state of complacency. Remember this: To Make Progress You Must Actually Get Started!
The key is to take a step today. Whatever the project, start today. Start clearing out a drawer of your newly organized desk… today. Start setting your first goal… today. Start listening to motivational programs… today. Start a sensible weight-reduction plan… today. Start calling on one tough customer a day… today. Start putting money in your new “investment for fortune” account… today. Write a long-overdue letter… today. Anyone can! Even an uninspired person can start reading inspiring books.
Get some momentum going on your new commitment for the good life. See how many activities you can pile on your new commitment to the better life. Go all out! Break away from the downward pull of gravity. Start your thrusters going. Prove to yourself that the waiting is over and the hoping is past—that faith and action have now taken charge.
It’s a new day, a new beginning for your new life. With discipline you will be amazed at how much progress you’ll be able to make. What have you got to lose except the guilt and fear of the past?
Now, I offer you this challenge: See how many things you can start and continue in this, the first day of your new beginning.