Getting Started Can Be The Hardest Part
I was reminded of one of my favorite sayings just the other day, as it was appropriate for the situation I was in.
To remove a mountain, begin by carrying away small stones.
Losing Weight Is No Small Task
To many, losing weight (and keeping it off) feels like no small task. In fact, it probably seems like a monumental task.
That’s because it is . . .
Losing weight and keeping it off takes conscious effort. It takes work.
That’s Why We Have To Look At Things Differently
Instead of looking at weight loss as ONE, LARGE task, we should look at it as a bunch of small tasks.
Instead of saying I have to eat better for the rest of my life, just say: today I will eat better.
Instead of saying I have to exercise periodically for the rest of my life, just say: today I will go for a walk.
How Does This Help?
When we look at things as a bunch of small tasks, it sets us up for success, as we are constantly having a series of small successes. If we do have a failure, it will only be a small failure, not a large one.
On the other hand, if we look at weight loss as ONE, LARGE task, we don’t experience that series of small successes along the way. When we do have a failure, it’s a colossal failure that might serve to derail us completely.
So, don’t worry about the whole picture when it comes to weight loss. Just take it step by step.
Just get started. The rest will follow . . .
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.