Let me let you in on a little secret. There is only one way that you will ever get the body that you really want. Now, without this you might get close to the body that you want, but you will still be settling. Also, to be fair, this isn’t really a secret… almost everyone knows about it already before they even start to hit the weights. However, maybe it’s because they often think of it as so simple, so elementary, that they actually fail to utilize this powerful tool. If you look at the people who have set down a goal and fought for it until they achieved it, then they, consciously or unconsciously, have undoubtedly used what I am about to tell. It doesn’t matter if it was getting the body that they wanted, getting more money, or living their dreams, they have all done one thing in common. They made a decision. (What? Not what you were expecting?)
Made a decision? What kind of advice is that? What I’m talking about is a real, set in stone, unshakable decision! You see, many people don’t actually make decisions when it comes to trying to get the body that they want. Instead, they just state preferences. They’ll say, “I’d sure LIKE to have a body like that” or “I WISH I could look like that” or “I would be so magnificently happy if I could ever look the way I want to”. But you see, these statements are just wishes, not decisions. Power only comes when you say “I WILL have a body like that!” Actually, it would be better if you actually specified what exactly it is that you want to look like and by when, but we are getting ahead of ourselves, lets wait for a future article on goal setting =) . ( To give credit to where it is due: This idea is taken from Tony Robbins, a highly successful and well-known self-help author and motivational speaker. He has changed the lives of thousands of people and this is one of his most famous principles and one that I have been using for most of my life now.)
A real decision is one in which you are going to burn the bridges behind you so that you have no other choice but to succeed. This means no more excuses, no more “I’ll do it tomorrow” because you know what? Your future self isn’t going to be any more inclined to get that body than your present self. When you finally do choose to make that decision, there is no way out. So if you truly do what that body that you have always dreamed of, it can really be yours, IF you choose to make the decision for it to be yours. Now be warned: Getting that body that you want is not going to be easy. You are going to find many times that you can make an excuse for not working out or eating how you know you should. The point of making a decision, though, is that you have thought about all the pros and cons ahead of time and chose to do it, whatever it takes! When you do actually make that unchangeable decision, that is when your life will change. It is in that very moment, that you will be on your way to the body of your dreams! It’s a tough decision though, and if you are not willing to do what it takes, then DO NOT SAY YOU WILL. It’s about self-trust, so you have to let yourself know exactly what you are going to do and how much you really desire to chance. It is only when you have a burning desire to do whatever it takes to get what you want that you are guaranteed to succeed. No one lives their dreams by trying 50%.
If you do choose to make this important real decision, it will be very hard, you will feel like you want to quit many times, you will want to just throw in the towel, but you won’t, and you will succeed. If you make this real decision, it will most likely also carry over to other aspects in your life that you want to change and will help you make real decisions in those areas as well. The main reason why so many people know about setting goals but still fail to achieve exactly what they want is that they set the goal… but do not make the REAL DECISION TO CHANGE! That is the important part.
Now that you have finished reading this article, I do not want you to continue browsing the internet or read any other article on my site. I want you to think. You need to find out if you really do want to make that decision or not. If you do not have that burning desire, then do not make the decision. If you do, then carefully tell yourself what it means to make the decision to get the body you want. What new rules are there going to be for yourself? What are you going to change right NOW? It might be a little uncomfortable (or very uncomfortable) but it is extremely important, and I want you to take that time for yourself right now.
What you get out of life is up to you,