The easiest thing to do is to start, right? Actually, no. That’s probably the hardest thing to do. Yesterday, in my daily email (you can subscribe by clicking here) I talked about what to do if you don’t know what you’re doing. We basically said that you should just start doing something because nobody knows what they’re doing. I’ll add to that, that the people that judge you have too much time on their hands and you probably shouldn’t listen to them anyway because they’re likely projecting anyway.
NE hooo…where to start? That’s actually a really good question. First, start with visualizing your success. If you read my previous article about greatness then you’ll know that visualization is the key to executing on what you want. Once you’ve visualized, then you write it down. I can’t tell you how many people skip this important step. The brain is actually hard-wired to remember those things we write down and you’ll automatically put more effort into what you’re doing. It’s science and it’s proven so, just do it.
Start, Then Execute
When you’ve got your goal written down, then it’s just a matter of executing. If you’re trying to lose weight make sure you eat fewer calories than you’re burning. Opposite if you’re trying to gain weight. ALWAYS drink half your body weight in ounces and eat more fruits and vegetables (again, fewer calories in. More calories out). Consult a dietitian if you have any specific food restrictions.
That’s it. Pretty simple, right? It’s cuz it is. You probably already knew most of this stuff already, but the thing that’s probably actually holding you back is the accountability piece. Listen, I work with brilliant, talented, and very successful people. However, the thing is that they sometimes just need to be held accountable and honestly, that’s okay. It’s better to be honest and happy than be in denial and miserable.
Jerry “start now” Washington