Those of you who know me personally know that I am not into struggle, but that doesn’t mean I don’t believe that discipline and effort is required to get what you want. I do believe there is an ease and effortlessness to life and that a more advanced form of motivation exists beyond the “gotta,” “shoulda,” “have-tos” and “need-tos.”
Small Repeated Steps Will Help You Gain Weight
Yet, I also know that hard work, discipline, and effort are what it takes to get what you want out of life. There are no magic wands. But this seeming paradox simply means that when you are able to set up your life to connect with your style and way you want to live, the struggle is taken out of your life.
Some people equate effort with will power, meaning you’ve got to force yourself to do something. And sometimes just giving in and “doing something” will get you out of a rut. But over the long haul, most of us have had little or no success with simply “willing” ourselves to do something. Effort is the willingness to keep trying until you find what works for you. In my case this weight gain program worked for me.
If one thing doesn’t work, try another one, and another one. Don’t give up. Don’t assume you can’t have what you want in your life. What do you want more of? What do you want less of? Step back and take an objective look at your life, or ask a trusted friend or professional to help you do that.
Effort also needs to have a specific target. There’s an old saying, “if you try to chase two rabbits, you will end up losing them both.” But effort doesn’t have to be drudgery. Effort is about making those small choices and decisions every day – baby steps.
The key to weight gain success is the willingness to make the effort – disciplined, repeated action in the specific direction you want to go. It’s not the huge effort that makes all the difference; it’s the small efforts that come with each and every decision you make all day every day. Instead of skipping that afternoon snack, make sure you have something to eat and have the protein shake.
Almost everyone I talk to who wants to gain weight says it will take up too tough. And while the investment of time and energy and money to get such a physique is inevitable, the return on the investment is incredible.
Don’t look at people who have a better physique and have great lives and think they are just lucky or more talented than you. Anyone who wants a better body can get there, with the right amount of effort. You can do it too!