Decide. Commit. Succeed.



What do these words mean to you?

Do you even know?  I can tell you what they mean to me.  But first an analogy:

What if Walt Disney had just merely “tried” to build and create the Happiest Place on Earth?  There would be no Disneyland.  And what if J. K. Rowlings decided to just “see how it goes” when she went out into the world to present her amazing stories of wizardry… there would be no Harry Potter.   How was that cup of coffee you had this morning?  Do you know that if a man by the name of Harry Schultz had just decided to “give it a try” there would be no Starbucks? 

There was a time when I would simply decide that I was going to do something, put in some effort and if I failed, well I’d just start something else.  No biggie!  But as time has marched forward I have had to give some serious thought about my thinking, planning and execution.  Did I really want to continue on deciding to do something, starting and then quitting half way through when things got tough?  No!  Actually, I didn’t.  I got tired of leaving pieces of my grand plans on the ground.  Lying there, undone, incomplete, because I had not given enough serious thought to what I had decided to do, I had not planned out carefully how I was going to get from point A to point B and therefore succeed. 

What about YOU?  What have you decided to do in your life but failed to commit to?  Do you feel like you have tried everything but given up before getting results or achieving success?  If so, maybe I can help you.  Maybe I can help you to change your thinking and change your life.  Read on to find out why you should stop trying and start doing and committing.  

If you REALLY want to SUCCEED you must DECIDE to COMMIT. DECIDE what you want & COMMIT to taking the steps necessary to SUCCEED.

There are times in life when just TRYING may be all you can do.  But for the most part you have to stop just “trying” and start “committing” – People who merely try to make be financially successful, run a marathon, lose weight, write a book are the ones who get derailed at the first bump in the road. But those who COMMIT are the ones who succeed and get results.  “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then you will be successful.”  “When you want to succeed badly enough, then failure is NOT an option”. 

First, what ARE your goals?  What DO you want to achieve?  If you want RESULTS and have a strong desire to achieve your goals you have to stop making excuses for giving up after merely ATTEMPTING to achieve what you set out to do.  After all, did you really give it all you had?  Did you really exhaust all of your efforts?

When you are unhappy and unsatisfied with the way that you look and feel, think about this – how long did it take for you to get to this point?  Seriously, it was not a fast and furious downward spiral was it?  So why do you expect to be able to reverse it in such a short amount of time and with little effort? 

You must change your thinking NOW.  You have to do the work.  You cannot simply purchase a workout program and go through the process of shopping for the healthy foods.  These are great first steps. But now you need to look at your plan and take the step from point A to point B.  You have to continue with your plan.  Start the program and start the meal plan.  Commit to follow through.  Learn, practice, participate and prepare.  Form GOOD habits.

Sure you could go out and buy the newest weight loss pill that promises you results without any work.  But the minute you run out those magic pills, you will go back to the way you were when you started because you didn’t do the work and you didn’t commit to change. 

Put some serious thought into what you want and why.  Carefully, plan out and map the steps.  And then do the work to get there!

First you have to find your “WHY”.  Why do you even want to do this?  Why do you want to get certain results?  Think about your goals.  Write them down.  Make a plan for how you will achieve them! Tell 3 people you admire and trust your plan and your goal.  Three people who you do not want to let down.  By announcing it to these people you are holding yourself accountable and committing to it you have just significantly increased the odds of your succeeding and achieving your goal by making it known to others. 

 You have to see it to believe it – so visualize it! 

Focus on your goal.  Live it, breathe it, be it. Make your goal your life.  Think it. Dream of it.  Live on the vision.  Let your brain, muscles, nerves and every part of your body be full of your vision and your goal.  People with focus this intense are the ones who ARE successful in accomplishing what they set out to do.  Nobody who is successful just “gives it a try”.  They have a very clear vision and a very clear plan of what they want to accomplish and they commit to succeeding!

Take responsibility.  If you don’t succeed, you are the only one to blame.

First and foremost, it is your fault that you are out of shape and overweight.  It is not a failed “diet plan”.  It is not that your job is too demanding and time consuming.  And it is not that your family doesn’t allow you the time and space you need to eat right and exercise. The blame is on you and you alone.  In your mind you have made these excuses your validation.  You have become a martyr…. In your OWN MIND.  But the reality is, YOU are not properly planning and executing what you have DECIDED to do.  Find inspiration and motivation to get going and stay on track!  MAKE A CLEARLY DEFINED PLAN/MAP!

It’s time to trade in your excuses for solutions!

I understand obstacles.  I have had many obstacles in my life and I have managed to dodge them, jumped over them or simply go around them.  Everybody will encounter certain obstacles in life before they get to where they want to be. 

If you want something bad enough, you will find a way!  You will find a solution. 
If you keep making excuses you will be in the exact same place you are now one year, three years, even five years from now.  Find a solution.  People who find solutions to replace their excuses are the ones who succeed in this life.

If you have trouble with consistency and commitment do something about it now because without consistency and commitment no program or diet will ever work for you.  Because you are not doing what is necessary to achieve the results. You are not doing the WORK.

Stop asking for permission.  But please ask for help.

You don’t need permission to execute the steps it takes to succeed.  Just do it.  Don’t doubt it.  And feel free to ask for help.  As for suggestions and tips.  I am happy to share with you the tools I have used to help me to decide, commit and succeed.  But you have to make a promise to yourself first.  You have to promise to make a decision and commit to it.  Once you have done so, let me know (and don’t forget to announce it to your friends and family).  But please …. No more excuses.