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Step 1 to LASTING Weight Loss – Mental Positioning

It’s very easy to achieve LASTING weight loss.

All we have to do is:

  1. Become mentally prepared;
  2. Eat better; and
  3. Exercise more

That’s all there is to it . . .

But, if it’s so easy, why are more people obese than ever before?

It’s because we’re not mentally prepared to do what it takes, for as long as it takes, to achieve our goal – LASTING WEIGHT LOSS.

Why is this the case?

We’re Denying The Truth

No living person or system can remain in existence for very long without first having arrived at a level of full, realistic awareness of their own existence, sensations, thoughts, and surroundings and then responding accordingly after having done so.

I refer to as the “Actuality Principle.”

America, and the world for that matter, is NOT doing this.

. . . Most of us go about our daily business, completely unaware of that which goes on around us.

. . . Because we are unaware of that which goes on around us, we are not responding accordingly.

. . . Because we are not responding accordingly, our very long-term existence is threatened.

Too Many People Have Closed Minds

Change is inevitable. The world has changed quite a bit over the last hundred years and it’s going to change quite a bit more over the next hundred. Not only that, the pace of that change is growing faster and faster.

I suspect very few people would dispute this.

Despite that, why are so many individuals resistant to change?

After all, anyone of reasonably sound mind who anticipates living for the next five to ten years (or even longer) would realize the necessity of embracing change. But quite frequently, that doesn’t seem to be the case.


People don’t want to lose weight because that would require time, effort and sacrifice.

All too often, people just want to be left alone in the comfortable world they’ve built for themselves.

Why do they do that?

I think it all boils down to the same two characteristics we’ve discussed before.

People are lazy and fearful.

That may sound harsh, but it’s the truth and it’s time to STOP DENYING THE TRUTH.

Change requires time, effort and sacrifice.

Change requires overcoming our fear of what that change might bring.

Change is inevitable, but personal growth is optional.

Change will happen with or without us.

If it happens with us, we will grow as individuals and as a country.  We will be doing our share to enhance the quality of our lives and to make our world a better place.

If it happens without us, there will be no personal growth among Americans as individuals or as a country.  Our situation will continue to worsen and we will eventually fail.

That may sound harsh, but it’s the truth and it’s time to STOP DENYING THE TRUTH.

We Don’t Realize We Have The Power To Change

Do you believe you have the power to change?

All too often, people believe the situation is hopeless.  They believe they have no power to change their given situation.  They believe they have no power to change their lives.

Fortunately, that is simply NOT true.

People have virtually unlimited power to change their given situation.

People have virtually unlimited power to change their lives.

The Problem Is That Most People Haven’t Mentally “Positioned” Themselves To Change

So, how does one do that.

It’s quite simple. Mental Positioning involves 4 things that I remember by the initials,  V A R A

VISION – We must open our senses so that we are open to recognizing opportunities when they come our way.  For example, you are here, at EON, right now.  All the resources you could possibly need are here, RIGHT NOW, and are also inside of you, RIGHT NOW.  All you have to do is open your eyes and recognize it.

ATTRACTION – We must realize that all we are looking for is also looking for us.  I know that sounds confusing, but think about it.  If you are looking for solutions to your obesity “situation”, you should realize that those solutions are also looking for you.  You are looking for solutions and EON wants to help provide you with those solutions.  You want to succeed in achieving LASTING weight loss and EON wants you to succeed.  You have attracted EON and EON has attracted you.  People often refer to this as the “Law of Attraction.”

READINESS – You must become READY TO ACT upon these opportunities when they come your way.  Have you ever heard the saying, “when the student is ready the teacher will appear?”  Well, if you’re ready to act, EON is ready to help you act !

ACTION – You can have vision.  You can attract solutions.  You can attract opportunities.  You can even get yourself ready to take advantage of these solutions and opportunities.  But, if you do not act, it’s all meaningless.

This is what Positioning is all about.

Everyone has two lives. The one they are given and the one they make.

Stop focusing on the life you were given.

Start focusing on the life you want to make.

How do we do that?

It’s simple.  We must assume personal responsibility for our own lives.

As the saying goes, if it’s going to be, it’s up to me.

No one else is responsible for your obesity.  No one else is responsible for your poor health.

No one . . .

Different people will have different definitions of responsibility.  We here at EON like to define responsibility in the most simple way possible.

Responsibility is the Ability to Be Responsible


The problem is that all too often we fail to exercise that ability.  In fact, we live in a society that, all too often, encourages us to do the exact opposite.

That may sound harsh, but it’s the truth and it’s time to STOP DENYING THE TRUTH.

You’ve no doubt heard of the United States Declaration of Independence?  Well, it’s time for all of us to make a new declaration.

The Declaration of Personal Response-Ability

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for a people to dissolve the artificially created misconceptions that have served to prey upon them, and to assume among the powers of the universe, a level of personal response-ability demanded of them by the Laws of Nature, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to take said action.


We hold this truth to be self-evident, that all persons are henceforth response-able for the consequences of their own actions and inactions, that they are endowed with certain unalienable response-abilities, that among these are response-ability for their own life; their own health; their own liberty; their own financial well-being; and their own happiness.


That to secure these rights, persons must no longer blame anyone else for the problems in their lives.


In fact, they need blame no one, not even themselves.


Blame is irrelevant.


Correcting the situation is the only thing that is relevant.

Are you ready to assume personal responsibility for your life?

To help you, we have posted many fine articles on the subject of Mental Preparation and Assuming Personal Responsibility on this site.

You can browse through them, before moving on, by clicking on the Click Box directly below:

If you’re ready to assume personal responsibility, then you’re ready to take the next step to LASTING weight loss.

You’re ready to move on to Step 2 – Eating Better.

If not, then I strongly suggest you go back and read the articles in the Click Box above.

That may sound harsh, but it’s the truth and it’s time to STOP DENYING THE TRUTH.

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 (as well as the rest of the world) do just that.

For more information on Stanley, visit