I’m here in Orlando for the Entreleadership Summit. I was just blown away by leadership expert John Maxwell.
Maxwell is 70 and says he has never been more excited about life. That’s because at 70 years of age, he’s continuing to learn and apply new things every day. Getting better doesn’t happen automatically. You have to be intentional about it.
The Rule of 4
Losing weight and becoming the best version of ourselves is simple. Not easy, but simple. Many people over-complicate things. Let me try and simplify them for you.
- Rule 1 – You have to know what you want. If you aim at nothing you’ll hit it every time. What is it that you want? For example, how much weight do you want to lose? By when?
- Rule 2 – You need the right tools or technology. It doesn’t matter how hard you try, if you try to make ice cubes by boiling water, it will never work.
- Rule 3 – Do something every day that is aligned with your goal. It doesn’t have to be hard. You just have to do it consistently. This is where many people go wrong. They can be consistent for a week or two but then they give up. That’s a shame because the results are guaranteed if they would just keep going.
- Rule 4 – It’s an uphill climb. Many “experts” won’t tell you this but I will. To get better requires an uphill climb. Mike Tyson said he only counted the sit-ups after his abdominal muscles started to burn. If you don’t stretch yourself you won’t get better. It won’t be easy but it will be worth it. And you’ll get to experience a feeling of positive change that few do.