When the low-hanging fruit is gone, what’s left? You’re 50% done, so doing another 25% should seem easy. It’s only half of what you’ve already done. And, it will get you to 75% complete.
The student fills in the outline with sentences. The traveler chooses outfits. The weight loss-seeker goes to the grocery store.
When the low-hanging fruit is gone, and the relatively low-hanging fruit is gone, the next step is bring the project to life. It’s sometimes the toughest step. But, knowing that afterwards you’ll be 75% finished makes it easier. And seeing the light at the end of the tunnel (or in this case, the fruit on top of the tree) makes it worth it.
What kind of pal makes you count your calories? Or tells you you’re not allowed to have that banana. Or makes you feel cranky cause you’re always hungry.
My fitness pals make me happy. My girl, my dog and my Vitamix. Together, we eat a lot, eat often and eat well.
Moral of the story: Find some pals to help you with your goals. I know that a pal is a pal and will make you 10x more likely to succeed. But, you might find the best ones aren’t a-holes.
P.S. If you’re currently using the My Fitness Pal app, you’re personally invited to be my pal. Instead of putting you through the PAIN of entering your meals to count calories, I take a different approach. Snap a pic of your food and email it to me. You’ll get motivation and lots of positive reinforcement from me. Like a good pal. (Read more details…)