Have you ever lost weight only to gain it back? What about quit smoking and started back? Have you saved $1,000 as a security fund and then spent it? I have done all of these over and over.
In fact, one study following people who had lost a significant amount of weight showed that 83% of them gained back more weight than they lost over the period of two years. Ask any fat person how to lose weight and I bet they are experts in the subject. The reason is because they have lost weight over and over again. Losing weight is not the problem, keeping it off is!
We all love the Rocky Balboa’s of the world. There are few things that are more inspiring than someone down and out who climbs the mountain or wins the heavy weight championship. Hell, I have a comeback story myself! But to always be coming back from self imposed problems it is a shitty way to live. You are denying yourself the benefits of a better body or better finances (or whatever) when you do that. You are denying yourself a better life.
Life is too short for this bullshit. I know from experience! I never want to “have to lose weight” or “quit smoking” again! (My quit smoking date is February 1st, 2014 btw). I want to lose weight and keep it off, to quit smoking and never have to ‘quit’ again! I don’t want a comeback, I want NO MORE COMEBACKS!!! How about you?
In the movie American Flyer they had a saying the cyclers used: Res Firma Mitescere Nescit, which is Latin for ONCE YOU’VE GOT IT UP, KEEP IT UP!
The number one success principle is simply DON’T LOSE GROUND. If you lose 5 pounds, keep it off. If you get $1,000 in the bank as a security fund then keep it there. Do not lose what you have worked so hard for. Lock in your gains.
In my business I’ve done very well with this principle. Once I get a customer I make sure to work hard to keep them. I spend very little time marketing my business because of this. With personal goals it is the same. When you make a weight loss goal by working hard you don’t quit after you make you’re goal, you keep working hard. Always. There is no finish line (like I talked about here). If there is no finish line and you keep going and lock in your gains then you can finally have NO MORE COMEBACKS.
How about you? What areas have you struggled with?