What it takes to Succeed

By November 13, 2011 No Comments

I am writing this at around 3 AM, on a Saturday morning.


I have been working for about 45 minutes, getting ready

for my book release and just brainstorming ways I can

help more of you in the most effective, powerful, and

passionate way possible achieve your ultimate health;

but more importantly live your best and most fulfilled

life possible. (Sorry that was a long run on sentence).


I played in a football tournament last night, and while my

teammates left at 9:30 pm to go home to get ready to go

out to do a pub crawl, I went back home to go to bed by

10 pm.


At 2 AM I felt wide awake (I will most likely need to take

a nap after playing in 3 more football games today).


Why am I sharing this with you?


When you have goals, passions, and dreams that are BIG –

like you and I both do – there are certain things that you

have to sacrifice in order to get them.


In other words, if you want to be successful in your quest

for weight loss, more energy, more confidence, and so on,

you are going to have to do things that most others aren’t

doing, and what you currently aren’t doing.


As I was reading my Fit Moms For Life book and rereading

all the amazing stories in the book from the 31 women

whose transformations are featured, I worry that people

won’t realize or appreciate the many sacrifices those women



To live an extraordinary life, and to get extraordinary results

in your fitness, you have to do things others aren’t doing.


That might be reducing or eliminating alcohol, completely

stop drinking soda or any other sugar laden drink, saying no

to your friends when they go to happy hour, or getting up at 4:30 AM

to get your workout in, while everyone else you know is sleeping

for another 2.5 hours.


If you want something bad enough and have a big enough WHY

behind it, and know how much reaching a certain goal will mean

to you — I have a little exercise for you to do right now.


Write down 3 things that you need to change right now to make

your goal a reality. It might include things you need to stop doing

as well as start doing.


For me, I realized I was spending too much time watching TV and

on Facebook. For the past 6 weeks, I have virtually watched no

TV, besides a few football games, and I have nearly stopped my

use of Facebook.


Consequently I have done more in the 6 weeks then in the past

3-4 months.


Hope this exercise helps you!


Keep moving,

Dustin Maher