Day 17 into the New Year… How are those resolutions coming? Is your motivation fading a bit? I struggle there, too. Allow me to share a statement that my friend Julie Hadden, Runner Up from Season 4 of the Biggest Loser, said recently that really struck me. Here’s Julie:
“Losing weight is hard.
Maintaining weight loss is hard.
Being fat is hard.
Choose your hard.”
I love this statement! Fill in the blank with any goal! A few examples:
“Cutting back on spending is hard. Being a slave to debt is hard. Choose your hard.”
“Giving up smoking is hard. Lung Cancer is hard. Choose your hard.”
There are countless goals, but I believe that, in each of them, there is an element of sacrifice for a better existence…and yes, sacrifice is difficult. But so is staying where you are.
In other words, “Choose your hard.”
May this strengthen your resolve as you move toward a better tomorrow, remembering that the New Year is still…well, new!