A few weeks ago, I was eating in the break room at my job. (I am a personal trainer at a gym.) And to be completely honest, though we are in a fitness environment, not everybody eats the healthiest. Actually I have seen some pretty questionable food choices, but typically I keep my focus on my food and comments to myself. This one particular day, one of co-workers was eating at the same time, and talking to me about this 30 day resolutions challenge that she was a part of. She was explaining this all the while eating her lunch of some cheesy soup and greasy pizza. I kinda raised an eyebrow at her choice of foods, and she explained that she would eat it over the course of the day. I’m thinking to myself, “mmmm hmmm.” But clearly I don’t believe that she is serious…her actions don’t match her words.
If you are living a certain way or really trying to accomplish a goal. Your actions should speak to that goal. Your words won’t be necessary because actions are in fact louder than words. When I’m eating or grocery shopping, though I might be chillin’ happily in my own world, people will come and see what I have. They think that there are gonna catch me with something…not sure what. This past Saturday one of my friends saw me at the grocery store and started rummaging through my cart (which contained mainly fruits and veggies.) People really don’t understand, this is truly how I live. My actions speak for my lifestyle.
You REALLY have to drill into your head that any goal or change will require a subsequent action. You cannot do the exact same things and expect different outcomes. I’m sure everyone knows the definition of insanity. If you want a new job, update your resume, go to networking events, and start the leg work. If you want to save money, quit shopping at every sale, create a budget, and stick to it. If you want to lose weight, slowly start to eliminate fast, fatty, and processed foods, get up and exercise, and eliminate your triggers for previous unhealthy behaviors. All of my examples are concrete actions, but they are so necessary if you want to change.