A couple of days ago, blogger/speaker/kickass motivator Danielle LaPorte shared a story that really summed up where my mind is right now. Go read it. Now. I'll wait.
Isn't that amazing? (You DID read it, right?!)
With weight loss, health, careers, parenthood, whatever – this rings true: you have to do the work to get to your goal. Do the work – period. No matter how hard or how much you have to sacrifice – if you REALLY want something, what are you willing to do about it?
This whole discussion reminds me of the rhetorical question: “Would you do ___ for a million dollars?” As a kid, it was things like “would you eat a booger for a million dollars?” (me: yes.) Now, it is about LIFE:
- Would you give up sugar so you can live a life with controlled diabetes?
- Would you give up television so you can use the time to become more healthy?
- Would you sell all of your possessions so you can travel the world?