#212: Are You Waiting For Perfect?
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Doesn't it seem at times that too many people are waiting for the perfect set of circumstances before they begin their journey of weight loss and better health?
They cry that they want the spouse to change with them.
They wail that their co-workers bring too many goodies to share at work.
They moan that the relatives are coming for a visit and the relatives love to eat cake and pie and other treats not a regular part of healthy eating.
They complain that they are too stressed to begin becoming a healthier person because the kids are sick or the car broke down or any number of other contrived roadblocks.
Here's what it comes down to: You either want to change or you don't.
It's that simple.
There will never be a perfect moment to make a lifestyle change. So what if your spouse doesn't join you on this journey? So what if the relatives come for a visit or the kids are sick or there are chocolate goodies at work or the car broke down?
What do any of these things have to do with you making a decision one meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time that YOU will become a new person, one who is thinner, healthier and more fit?
What do these hurdles have to do with you changing you?
They are simply excuses.
But, as Seth Godin once said, "Waiting for perfect is never as smart as making progress."
Is that what is holding you back?
Are you waiting for perfect?