Someone recently told me that in order to truly reach your goals you have to look back at the times you didn’t achieve your goals and ask yourself, “What wasn’t I willing to do in order to succeed?” I had the goal of losing 5 pounds this month. I’m not going to lie, I did not achieve this goal. In fact, I may have gained some. Looking back, I know I didn’t make it because I wasn’t willing to devote the time it took to work out and plan for healthier meals. I could feel bad for myself and call myself all kinds of names – lazy, stupid, loser, etc… or I could make a plan. If I really want to succeed I have to be aware that it’s not going to happen simply because I want it to.
As they say, no one ever plans to fail, but they do fail to plan.