Stop making things so complicated. It doesn’t have to be that way. Keep it simple!

Let’s use losing weight as an example. So many of us say the same thing, “I want to lose weight.” Well, ask yourself, “Do I really want to lose weight?”

Too often there is a gap between what we say we want and what we actually want. If you truly wanted to lose weight, you would do all things necessary to lose weight. If you aren’t doing those necessary things, then you truly don’t want to lose weight. Period. Say it out loud, “I DON’T TRULY WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT!” (insert x number of goals here).

The next step is to get comfortable with what you truly want. Eliminate that gap I’m talking about. Energy wasted proclaiming something you don’t truly want is energy that could be spent on something much more purposeful and helpful to your life.

Trust me, I’m in the backseat with you here. I do an above average job at eliminating that gap I’m talking about, but I still have plenty of room for improvement. I’ve gotten much better at being OK with acknowledging that certain things in my life take priority over other things. Hence, I don’t truly want certain things.

In Tim Grover’s book, Relentless, he says, “To get what you really want, you have to be who you really are.”

Get OK with who you really are. Then, go get what you really want.

In today’s AM Excellence, I show how implementing some upfront discipline can lead to levels of peace and freedom that are well worth the effort. Listen to AMX180 Simplicity is Key here.

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