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Appraising Tao – Art of Weight Loss

The Art of Weight Loss is based upon a simple idea.

It applies the time-tested principles behind Sun Tzu’s Art of War to weight loss.

So, let’s sit back, relax and learn more about The Art of Weight Loss.

Appraising Tao (Examining What is Right and What is Not)

Ask yourself this question:

  • Do the people in your life work with you or against you?

If they work with you; if they share your goals; then the Tao is with you.

If they work against you; or are too busy worrying about themselves to worry about your goals; then that is a weakness of which you must deal.

Ask yourself a followup question:

  • Do your own actions support you or work against you?

If they support you; if they are consistent with your goals (in this case weight loss); then the Tao is with you.

If they work against you; if they are not consistent with your goals (in this case weight loss); then that is a weakness of whichyou must deal.

The Purpose of Appraisals is to Gain Knowledge

Knowledge of a strength is the first step toward harnessing it for your advantage.

  • If you have people in your life who support you, that knowledge is the first step toward harnessing it for your advantage.
  • If you consistently take actions in support of your goals, that knowledge is the first step toward harnessing it for your advantage.

Knowledge of a weakness is the first step toward correcting that weakness.

  • If you have people in your life who do not support you or even worse, work against you, that is a weakness.  Knowledge of that weakness is the first step toward correcting that weakness.
  • If you consistently take actions that are not in support of your goals and are constantly working against yourself, that is a weakness.  Knowledge of that weakness is the first step toward correcting that weakness.

Ask Yourself:

Which person has Tao?

    • which person has people in their life who will support them and work with them, no matter what;

which person will consistently act in support of their goals and will consistently work toward achieving their goals, no matter what.

That person is the one who will be able to achieve LASTING weight loss.

The People In Your Life

If the people in your life support you, embrace them.

If the people in your life do not support you, they MUST either change or you MUST remove them from your life.

It really is that simple.

You

If you support yourself; if you act consistently in furtherance of your goals, embrace yourself.

If you do not support yourself; if you do not act consistently in furtherance of your goals (or even worse act against yourself), you MUST change.

It really is that simple.

Our Next Post

Come back tomorrow as we jump right in and begin analyzing the second of the 5 aspects.  We will discuss the Yin and Yang of Weight Loss.

Until next time, may you find your path by walking it . . .

About the Author

Stanley F. Bronstein

Attorney, CPA and Author

President and Member Board of Directors

As his 50th birthday grew nearer, Stanley decided enough was enough. He was tired of living a life of obesity.

Since February 2009, Stanley has dropped from a weight of 320 pounds to the mid-190s.  He has gone from a life of inactivity to walking a half-marathon daily and full marathons on many weekends.

His latest book in what he calls his “iWarriorWalk Pathfinder Series” is designed to help people ask (and answer) key questions about themselves.  Stanley believes that the only way We The People of the United States are going to solve our problems (especially the growing problem of obesity) is by asking the right questions and by coming up with appropriate answers.

Through Foundation EON, he hopes to help you (and America) do just that.