I've come to a realization in 2012. Shortly after having 3 major heart attacks within a two week period. If you want to defeat a habit, make a life change or defeat an addiction. You gotta want it. Really want it. Not just say it's something you hope to achieve. Not some useless New Years Resolution. You have to make yourself commit and make it happen. Sure friends or family may help you. Generally speaking, they really won’t be much help, if at all. They may remind you, harp on you or even drive you insane with it. But in the end. It's you and you alone that has to make it happen.
I have done some damn amazing things in the past year alone. One or two I did years ago because it was going to kill me if I didn't.
Since 2012, I have achieved:
- A good credit score
- Bought the music gear I've always dreamed of having
- Lost 145 pounds over all in less than 2 years. I'm averaging 215, down from 360!
In the past 8 years, I have achieved:
- Being 100% self reliant
- Freed myself from a toxic, money draining and unfaithful relationship
In 2009 I achieved:
- Quit smoking for good
I tried patches, cutting back and a number of other ways. In the end, I simply quit without any help other than my desire to not smoke anymore. Period. I got angry and just did it.
I'm on a roll and I'm not stopping. I encourage you to stop wishing for change and make it happen. In the end, you gotta want it. It's as simple as that. You don't need self motivational books or audio. Just get off your ass and find a way to fix whatever needs fixing. Don't whine you can't do it. You can. I'm just a guy, nothing special. I am good at solving problems. So for once, I decided to solve my own problems.