When it comes to making improvements in your life, you cannot not take a laid-back approach to how you are going to make the necessary changes. Desperate times call for desperate measures. The mundane notion throughout the previous year produced little results but much frustration and disappointment. Most people like to start the New Year with resolutions that are seldom fulfilled. However, if you really want to make changes to your life by reducing your weight, making more money, or improving your marital relationship, you have to have a kick-butt attitude about it.
Live the Ultimate Life
Divorce yourself from self-defeating, destructive, non-producing results and escape from the ordinary. I must warn you though; that when you take a kick-butt approach to tackling the obstacles that try to slow down your progress by distracting you or to defeat your efforts with discouragement, it will cause you to stand out from all the ones whose attitude is mediocre. Living the ultimate life is not living a life of defeat.
Destroy Toxic Thinking
It is toxic thinking that causes people to think that it is okay to fall short of your goals; but in actuality, it is not all right. Why set goals with no intentions on reaching them. It is both a waste of time and energy to have such an absurd idea. Adjusting your thoughts is a prelude to changing your life. This is the first step one should make to access their dreams. You have to see yourself beating the odds, despite the opposition that is prepared to defend your present condition.
General MacArthur’s War Mentality
They say that war is hell because the rule of engagement is thrown completely out of the window when it comes to your enemy trying to kill you. The war mentality is kill or be killed. I admonish you, when it comes to fulfilling your New Year’s desire, take the ultimate, no holds barred, kick butt, and take no prisoners approach to accomplishing your goals this year.
One Couple’s Misfortune
I am reminded of a married couple in their early forties who became subject to this failing economy. After a pay reduction in his income and his wife losing her job to overseas competition they found themselves struggling to not only make ends meet, but to hold on to their most precious investment—their home. Falling seven months behind in mortgage payments, the mortgage company decided to delay the process no longer and they foreclosed on their property. At first, they were angry at the system and thought that they were without hope. I encouraged them to turn their anger into a drive to use this paradoxical system to work for them.
How to Subjugate Misfortune
Oftentimes, anger and resentment clouds ones vision and they are incapable of seeing opportunities that exist in misfortune. Remember, there is fortune in misfortune. As long as there is life in your lungs and fight in your spirit, you still have a chance to turn things around. Trusting the treasure God hid inside of you is imperative as you focus on your strengths. It does not matter when things are turned in your favor, it just matters that it happens. With this fortitude embedded in you to aggressively progress, you will attract the desires of your heart.
This couple fought back instead of taking it! They saw an opportunity to learn how to manage their money better; they started a small home business and negotiated with the mortgage company to change the foreclosure on their credit report. It took some time, but they made it work. Moreover, you can make your situation work for you instead of against you.
The Biggest Loser
Whatever you do, do not compare your situation to others. We all may have similar difficulties plaguing our lives, but they are not identical. When it comes to losing weight, do not measure your efforts against those on the Television Show, The Biggest Loser. These people have to commit to six months of grueling workouts of 6 to 8 hours a day and feed on foods prepared by expert dietitians. Your condition is quite different. You, in most cases, have to go to work and discipline yourself to maintain your individual workouts and eating expectations. Take a chill pill and calm down. You can lose all the weight you desire regardless of how many times you fail to accomplish your goals in the past. This time, your mental attitude is not as though you are trying to pump yourself up for a fight. On the contrary, your approach is “If you can create it, you can destroy it.” People please listen to me; if there is a recipe for disaster, there must be a formula for success. This year, see yourself beating life at its own game.