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Learn to Enjoy the PROCESS and Results Will Follow!

“If you do [a] job in a principled way, with diligence, energy and patience, if you keep yourself free of distractions, and keep the spirit inside you undamaged, as if you might have to give it back at any moment— If you can embrace this without fear or expectation—can find fulfillment in what you’re doing now, as Nature intended, and in superhuman truthfulness (every word, every utterance)—then your life will be happy. No one can prevent that.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

The last two sentences of this quote “then your life will be happy. No one can prevent that.” are the topic of this post. So often when we set goals, we are so caught up in the expectation of results, that we forget about the process.

I would argue that the PROCESS is more important than the RESULTS! Why would I make that claim? Am I saying that the result you are looking for isn’t important?

Of course not! I know your goal is important to you. No matter what you are striving for, be it losing weight, getting fit, feeling better or younger, looking better in your bikini, etc., the results are important.

BUT THEY AREN’T NEAR AS IMPORTANT AS THE PROCESS!

The process, or in other words, the journey to achieve the results, is the most important part. Why? Because the process is what changes you!

Your old habits and rituals are what got you into the shape you are in currently. So, by definition, if you are trying to achieve a new goal, then it means that some part of you isn’t what you’d like it to be. You earned that current state by your current habits!

THE PROCESS IS WHAT CHANGES THOSE DESTRUCTIVE HABITS!!

What I am saying is simple. Try to be excited about the process of change. Not only will it make changing easier to handle, but it will almost assuredly get you to to your goal faster!

Give it a try…focus on the process and watch your goals come into view faster!

“If you embrace this without fear or expectation-can find fulfillment in what you’re doing now, as Nature intended…then your life will be happy.”

Maximum Blessings!

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Motivational Minute Episode 7 – Create a habit and desire becomes obsolete!

I hear this from people all the time. They want to improve some aspect of their life (health, weight, body fat, nutrition, fitness, money, etc.). I hear some version of the same story every time.
“Dr. Jake, I really want to _______! I want to change because (enter newest motivation for change)!”
Don’t get me wrong, I love it when people want to change! A desire for a different result than you are currently getting is VITAL for success. But there is a very big problem with desire…

IT CAN CHANGE WHEN THINGS GET TOUGH!

In this episode of Motivational Minute, I explain how desire, while powerful, will more likely than not KEEP YOU from achieving your goals!
Take a watch and comment below your thoughts. And, if you haven’t subscribed to my blog yet, make sure you do! That way you won’t miss any new posts or material that could help you change your health and life for the better!!
Maximum Blessings!
 

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Motivational Minute Episode 6 – Acknowledge Your Opportunities and Blessings

Sometimes we need to be reminded to just take a minute and realize how blessed we really are! When was the last time you stopped moving and thought about the good things in your life? Most of us (myself included) can recall all the crap that is currently happening…but can you also call up the good?

My challenge for you today is just that…think about all the good in your life!

The way I see it, God will only bless what you acknowledge. I don’t have any theological rationale behind that thought process, just my understanding of how God works. He isn’t going to bless our whining! He wants nothing but the best for us, but if we don’t give thanks to all He has ALREADY GIVEN US, why would He want to give more?

Take a minute today and be grateful for the good in your life!

Maximum Blessings!