Making Commitments that Work



Everyone’s been on a diet. I don’t know about you, but pretty much everybody that I know has told me that they’ve been on a diet. We now know from research that people actually gain weight after being on a diet, they’re actually in a worse position. The reality is diets don’t work, and neither do the principles that align with it, and that’s important to know.

In fact, what does work are commitments. Here’s an example. Let’s say that you’re eating lettuce, and kale, and all kinds of healthy things, and you’ve been on this very healthy diet for a period of time, and suddenly it’s your friend’s birthday and someone brings in a carrot cake, and you think, “Oh good, carrot cake is my favorite vegetable.” Suddenly, you eat the carrot cake, and you say, “Oh, I’m off the diet.”

See, that’s why diets don’t work. If instead you say, “I ate the carrot cake, and I have a commitment to being healthy, and I have a commitment to be my ideal weight,” what do you do then? Well then, you keep exercising, you keep eating healthy. Why? Because you have a commitment. Stop having funky little goals, instead have commitments, and when you go off course just reconnect with the commitment, and get back at it.

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