Tuesday, October 18, 2011

No Excuses

There are probably millions of quotes in the world, and every once in awhile, it seems as if one speaks right to you (or to me). This quote from Kenneth Blanchard speaks on many levels, but since this is a wellness Blog, think of it in a wellness light.

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”

So, how does this actually relate to wellness? 

Think of processes and outcomes. You might be interested in losing weight, smoking cessation, improving nutrition, becoming more active or other wellness (or lack thereof) behaviors. And, chances are good you’re probably looking at the outcome and what that outcome will mean to you. But switch it around and look at the process—it’s the doing that reveals your real commitment to your goal. Moving the focus from the goal itself to the process means you’ll be committing yourself to a positive direction that will ultimately lead to results.

Now, when you’re fully committed (to your own wellness), your time, your energy and your focus become a part of the process—and you’ll be amazed at how this commitment spills over into so many of your behavior and lifestyle choices.

Are you ready to move from an interest in wellness to a commitment to your wellness behaviors? No excuses.

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