Three Ways to Ensure You Fail at Anything
So, in doing the diet I’ve been reading the tons and tons of comments on Tim’s blog. A lot of them are really annoying. Stuff like:
“I don’t like beans, can I eat cereal instead?”
“I can’t live without milk, can I put milk in the diet?”
“I know you said no bread, but can I eat bread on this diet?”
It seems that these people want the results without following the plan. These are the kind of people that will probably never succeed at this diet or much of anything else for that matter. They want to lose the weight, but they don’t want to give up all the foods that you need to in order to do the diet. They’re lazy. I don’t want to be like them. And I don’t want you to be like them either.
When someone lays out a simple plan on how to get the results you want, follow it to the T and don’t look for lazy shortcuts.
Then there are other people that start doing the diet and post about their progress. But then they disappear after a few days. I imagine most of them gave up and quit.
I don’t want to be a quitter either. Neither do you. If you’re going to do something, do it will all your passion and will power. See it through to the bitter end and don’t give up because you “just had to have a Big Mac.” Or if you do slip up, just get back on the horse and try again.
But the most annoying part was all the women posting on the blog saying that they couldn’t do it because their women. Now, I’m no master of physiology, so their complaints may have some grounds to them. But I really get annoyed when people start making excuses about why something won’t work for them even though it seems to work for other people.
Don’t just assume that something won’t work and just make some excuse about why you’re fat (or broke, or trapped in a 9-5 job, or whatever).
Nothing is more annoying that the victim mind-set and pity parties.
Just do it anyway and find out if it will work or not.
Don’t go around looking for shortcuts… There’s no way to succeed without putting in the work necessary for success.
Don’t be a quitter… They just dabble in things until they reach the first obstacle and then they bounce off to the next fad.
Don’t make excuses for why you’re not where you want to be… All you’re doing is keeping yourself stuck and annoying people like me.
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