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What does it take to succeed?

I’ve been sitting here thinking trying to figure out what I wanted to blog about. Then an extended family member posted something on Facebook about another family member and I kind of voiced my opinion about it in a very vague manner. I’m sure the guilty party will never realize I was directing my comment at them. I’m pretty sure the other family member won’t realize it either.

Personally, I try to maintain a positive air in my social media postings. I realize this posting may have sounded somewhat negative, but because I’ve already started building that foundation of surrounding myself with positive people, those who did respond backed me up in my thoughts.

Really, all of that is a moot point. The real point here is simply being positive, thinking positive, and surrounding yourself with like-minded people. That’s the way it works in ANY aspect of your life. If you want to be successful at something, you need to surround yourself with people that have the same goal, OR surround yourself with people who have already done it! Especially do this if it’s something that everyone else in your life seems to be afraid of or seems to be a naysayer and they’re just not supporting you.

Are you endeavoring in some new network marketing business? I guarantee you that the person that got you started knows someone else, if not tons of other people that have gotten started. Those are the people who need to be your best friends. Are you trying to lose weight? The people you need to hang out with are those that are trying to do the same thing. You might even seek out a few people that have already reached their goal in this situation. Notice I didn’t say find some friends who SAY they want to lose weight. I said to hang out with people who are TRYING to lose weight! They’re already taking action!

The point is, this whole mindset is true with ANYthing you try in life – religion, business, morals, you name it!

I’m reminded of the book “Eat That Frog!” by Brian Tracy. In an excerpt from it, he mentions how when you die, on average, only about 10 people will cry for you at your funeral. At the graveside, the determining factor on whether or not people will attend your actual burial is not how much they cared about you, but the weather! 50% of people, on average, will not attend that part of the service if it’s raining. His comment was something to the extent of “if the sky is crying more for me than those attending my funeral, they’re not going to see me off one last time.” The first time I heard that, I immediately thought, “so why do we worry SO MUCH about what others think?” The funny thing there is, that’s basically what Brian Tracy said immediately after that part.

So, WHO CARES?!? What does it matter what other people think? Are they the ones that are going through the trials and the determination for YOU to reach your goal? NO! Are they going to be there when you’re done to pat you on the back once you’ve succeeded? Maybe so, and that’s entirely up to you if you’re going to allow them to even be around to have that opportunity.

I hear stories of mothers raising 3 or 4 children and working full time and raising themselves out of the ashes and the horrible past and becoming someone against all odds and all the adversity that her parents said she’d face. I hear of a three hundred some odd pound man who is depressed because of a family member’s passing who just eats and eats and gains more weight, but then makes those changes and starts eating healthy and exercising and loses 170 lbs. There are a million different stories out there of people who overcome adversity and achieve what they set out to do! These are just a couple examples.

I personally have set out to become more healthy, lose weight, be more active, and be more positive and surround myself with people with the same goal. Lately, I’ve slacked in a couple of those areas, but that doesn’t change my overall goals. Did I allow some negativity to creep in? Maybe a little. Have I continued to press toward my goal? Most definitely!

If this seems like a random rant to you, I’m not sorry. In a way, I hope it does! If it pushes you that extra inch that makes you finally decide to go after that dream or goal, GOOD!!!

If you came here looking for coaching info for a workout program that you’re doing, yes, you’re on the right blog and site! If I made you stop and think and you’ve decided that you want to start surrounding yourself with some like-minded individuals, I can certainly help you with that! My services are FREE! It doesn’t matter which program you’re doing (P90X, Insanity, Asylum, 21 Day Fix, or any other Beachbody workout program), I have the means to help you achieve your goal, and I have plenty of people ready to help support and encourage you as well. All you have to do is decide, then commit, and succeed!

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