Why is it so hard to become or stay healthy? We have the brains and all the necessary human equipment to achieve great health. So why is it so hard? Why are so many people dying from obesity, bad cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc.? I believe we are missing three important steps or some of us have these steps out of order: Desire, Knowledge, and Persistence! If you have these three essentials in your life, in this order, the excuses are out the window.
Desire (WEBSTER: To wish or long for: Crave.) – We all need the desire to want to be a healthy person spiritually, emotionally, psychologically, mentally, and physically. We need a burning desire inside of us to want to be a whole person.
Knowledge (WEBSTER: Familiarity, awareness, or comprehension acquired by experience or study.) – Attaining knowledge is key! We need to become as familiar and aware as possible as to what is healthy. Also, we need to know how to effectively implement healthy habits into our lives to make us successful.
Persistence (WEBSTER: The act of persisting: To hold steadfastly and firmly to a purpose, state, or undertaking, despite obstacles, warnings, or setbacks.) – With desire and knowledge comes the task of persistence. We have to hold on with a strong grip to our purpose, which is to develop and keep a healthy lifestyle. Great health needs to be our way of life!
We need to eat, sleep, think, and breathe healthy. Now is the time to stop eating processed foods with trans-fatty fats, drinking colas, having excessive alcohol, late night partying with little sleep, thinking and speaking negative, smoking cigarettes and/or doing drugs. Also, we need to stop griping and blaming other people and things for causing us to be unhealthy. We are in control of our lives. We are our own managers. We need to have the Desire, Knowledge, and Persistence to be successful at healthy living!
Visualize Fitness Goals and Take Action!
You need to visualize your (Desire, Knowledge, and Persistence) working for you and taking you to success! Now more importantly, and this is imperative that you do this, Take Action! You have to take action and choose the right path to get you to where you want to be -where you need to be.