There is no such thing as willpower, there is only love. Willpower is fleeting and not sustainable. For example,
if you want to lose weight, willpower will only take you so far. This is why diets eventually fail. If you say you
want to lose weight but you love cookies, then you don’t want to lose weight, you want cookies. There is nothing wrong with liking cookies, but if you want to lose weight, you have to love losing weight more than cookies. Or, to put it another way, your desire to change has to be greater than your desire to stay the same. The driving force is love.
Every decision you make has consequences – either good or bad. You might not see it today, tomorrow, in a year,
or even ten years, but eventually your decisions will be reflected. People are often shocked when they are told they
have a life threatening disease when more often than not their own choices triggered the problem. Regardless of genetics, the decisions you make concerning your health makes a difference. Everything you eat either feeds a disease or prevents it – and over time it adds up. This isn’t to say that you can never enjoy food, but what you do most of the time will have an impact. Decide today what you love and your decisions will follow.
My clients often complain when I show them the cost of healthy living. But if your health is a priority, then it is priceless. It doesn’t matter how rich you are, if you don’t have your health you have nothing. There is always a way to make room for the things that are important in life. If you value your health, then go out to eat less, stop going to the bar, and replace those expenses with a gym membership, fresh food, and quality supplements. If something is important you will find a way, and if it isn’t you will find an excuse.
Today, think about what you love. Ask yourself if your decisions reflect that. Stay encouraged, practice moderation, and love yourself and each other.
~ Glenn White