We’re all creatures of habit!
It’s part of being human. If you do something enough it becomes a routine part of your life.
I have a dog. He’s an American Eskimo. Whenever anyone is in the kitchen making food he makes his way over to the scene of the action waiting for fall out and handouts. Over the years he’s learned he’s going to get a few samples and when he’s really lucky some crumbs will make their way to the floor. He just needs to be there waiting for them.
When the action switches to the dining room table he makes his way over there, and waits and waits, because he knows someone’s going to share their food with him.
People are no different than their pets
The dog knows if he hangs out where the food is, he’s bound to get some. So what does he do, he makes sure he’s in the best position to get his share.
As people we do the same thing.
We put ourselves in the position where we’re most likely to eat, even when we’re trying to stop.
I’ve got this thing for those mini cherry pies they sell at Wal-Mart. I know I shouldn’t but every time I go to Wal-Mart I pick up three or four of those mini cherry pies. I tell myself I’m just going to have one of them every day for breakfast.
Can anybody guess what happens?
Not hard to figure, is it? I eat at least two of them.
So what’s a guy to do?
We’re often our own worst enemies. We set ourselves up to fail. As humans, it’s what we do.
I’m going to share this secret with you…
The free dictionary defines willpower as: The strength of will to carry out one’s decisions, wishes, or plans.
Losing weight takes will power. Lots of willpower or it’s not going to happen.
All of us have the will power to do whatever we want.