I don't like to think of myself as materialistic, but there are things I want. As a plus size fashion blogger, I want clothes (or accessories or makeup…) I also want my house to look nice, my yard to be mowed, to have friends, to have a strong marriage.
You may be thinking, “duh.”
For all of these “wants” I have to do something in order to get them. If I want clothes, I have to work to make the money to buy them. If I want my house to look nice, I must work to keep it tidy and decorated. If I want my yard mowed, I have to work at making my husband go outside (totally kidding… sortof). If I want to have friends, I have to work at keeping them and staying in touch. If I want to have a strong marriage, I have to work at being a good communicator.
For everything I want, I have to work. It's not like being a child and saying “I want a Cabbage Patch doll” and just getting it without working for it. Sidenote: I think my mom fought for my Cabbage Patch doll and won. Score.
I've said this before and I'll continue to say it: if I want to live a healthy lifestyle, I have to work for it.
There have been plenty of times in my past where I fantasized about being thin or being an athlete. I think I WANT it so badly, but when I don't GET it, it's awful. In every one of those instances, I haven't worked for it. Or, if I worked for it, it was only for a short period of time.
For you to get what you want, you have to work: you must be committed and consistent.