Wow! It sure has been some time since I posted anything new here. I guess I should apologize to those who expected to read more encouragement from me. I am sorry that I sort of let you down by not posting here for over a year. Maybe, if some of my readers are still around, you will take a minute with me again. My new resolve for 2013 is to keep up with posting here more often. I am going to stop waiting for something incredibly "profound" to strike my sense, though! So, get ready to read more often, yet, maybe more "mundane" content! It's going to be more the day to day, maybe even checking in or creating accountability with readers! I hope you will stick with me and comment!
I have been thinking about this for some time now. I have a wonderful new job for a great company: RealDose Nutrition. Our main product is Weight Loss Formula No 1, which is an herbal supplement to assist those with their weight loss program. I have been working in caring for our customers now for 8 months, and I LOVE my work! I love being a helping, concerned customer service person, who wants to really help people make their lives healthier and happier. Sometimes, I get a bit frustrated, which, if you've ever done any customer service type work, I know you understand! I said this months ago however, to my boss, that working with RealDose would not only change the financial and work side of my life, but everything in my life as well! The interesting thing about this is do I really WANT the changes?
I have been learning a LOT about diet, nutrition, our products and how the use of supplements can improve mood, overall health and impact wellness. I have also learned and studied quite a bit lately about the use of drugs, pharmacological treatments and the devastating use of these drugs, essentially chemicals, on life and health of many. So, this is where this blog comes in. I talk to so many people every day. People in every age group, and size, and state of health and mind. Many have chronic health conditions, and have been told they must lose weight to help that. These also seem to be the folks who say they a "tried" so many things to lose weight, and are still struggling. Many want to just stay fit and trim, or maintain their weight and fitness. Some seem to have a penchant, if you will, for any "natural" gimmick or new fad. They watch Dr Oz and take pretty much everything he says as "gospel", so they are open to trying new things. Our product appeals on a lot of levels, but I am discovering that it doesn't seem to "fit" everyone that buys it.
One thing that has been on my mind a lot is how our customers seem to divide into two very distinct groups of people. First, there are the people who purchase our product, fully understanding that it can help them lose weight, and really expecting that to happen. However, they also chose to make healthier choices in their diet and lifestyle, along with using Weight Loss Formula. So, they faithfully use our product as recommended, and do all the things we also recommend in our guideline to healthy eating. When they make that decision, they usually have good things to report to us within a few months of use. One of the best parts of my job was being assigned to work on the testimonials that we have received from happy customers.
This realization, along with my own personal ideals, brought a lot of insight into this "truth", as it were: that those who had approached buying and using our product with the resolve to do what was necessary to change old habits, did meet their goals or were on their way to meeting their weight loss goals. Many have also reported how much better they felt too, not just as a result of using our product, but just about what they had accomplished!
But, then there are some who simply decide, after just a few weeks of use, that like all the other things they have "tried" and failed with to lose weight, our product is among them now. They have offered all kinds of creative reasoning, also known as "EXCUSES" why they don't want to keep working on meeting their goal. Interestingly, some even make those excuses before even starting to try our product.
I also realized that this pretty much sums up the whole of our society, or our humankind. You can find these two types of folks in pretty much every walk of life. The first group are the "go to", "GUNG HO" group. Nothing holds them back, once they have set their minds on something! They decided to make it happen, and they are willing to do whatever it takes now to be successful and attain their goals. Then there is the second group. For lack of a better word, they are simply "lazy". In truth, their ability or skills are probably no less than the first group. The only difference between them is a simple thing called "motivation". Also, a healthy amount of desire, resolve, tenacity and faith, and a dash of humor!
So, after this understanding, coming back to my personal experience, I realized this about myself. Some years ago and through my journey to single living again, I learned how I had to make the decision to change things about my life that I found unsatisfactory. When I made the decision to stop focusing on others, or placing the blame for my circumstances on others, and to turn inward, I began to realize that I too, wasn't any "worse" or "better" off than others. That the people I envied for their "good" lives, or great jobs, or living situations, were really no different than myself. And that if I made the decision to just DO IT, I could make the changes in my life to have to kind of life I envied in others. This change began in my thinking, and then in my words: first to myself and then to others. And finally, it culminated in my setting out to just DO the thing I desired! I know you're probably thinking that this sounds deceptively simple! Yet, any accomplishment really begins with how you think about it, and yourself, then make the decision to just DO the thing you want.
That is why this film line is one of my favorite quotes:
"Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try."
-- Yoda in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
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