I don’t mind dying, I just don’t want it to be my fault.

Doug Parks
Mar 03, 2020

There’s a good one liner in the movie Shawshank Redemption that summarizes this journey of life very well. It goes get busy living or get busy dying. Where do you fall on this spectrum? Have you finally decided to do something for yourself? Well then, pursue this with a passion! This has to become not just a belief, but a knowing so deep inside you that it’s a fire that says: Yes, I can! Look, in the end, it doesn’t matter if problems are the cause of your weight gain or weight gain is the cause of your problems. Passionate people get the job done. They believe passionately that they are the masters of their own destiny. They never give up and never give in, and if they rest for a moment, they soon wake to their calling again. They always remember why they are doing this. They never forget the pain and the fear that brought them to this commitment, and they are going to do business- the business of living life as never before!

Patience is a virtue. Don’t be disappointed with slower losses, and don’t get too high because of quick ones. Just lean back, relax, stay focused, and give yourself time to learn and to change. It’s a principle that will guide you to assured results. In this and in any other success you want in life, patience is mandatory. In this time of instant everything-instant soups, instant communications, instant dinners, and instant millionaires- we can get fooled into believing only in fast and faster. You may know some people who’ve lost weight quickly, but for most it will take some time. After all, it took some time to put on the weight. If you happen to be someone who loses more slowly, so what? Each day that passes, no matter what the weight loss, is a day closer to your personal goal. And with each day of dedication to this project, you have another day of knowing that you are on the right track, the only track to solving this dilemma.


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