Thomas Edison has been described as America’s greatest inventor. He is credited with pioneering electric power generation, sound recording, motion pictures and mass communication. He was also quite the businessman, knowing well how to convince investors to keep funneling $$$ to him even when initial many of his initial experiments failed.
Edison’s quotes are well known and today I want to present one that has particular relevance to long-term weight control:
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
How many people that have struggled with long-term weight control been tempted to “Give Up”? I believe the answer is pretty close to 100%. There is no fun involved in the act of losing/controlling weight. There is nothing “easy” about the efforts needed to lose/control weight. So, when anything we do is NOT fun and NOT easy, what are the chances that we will continue in those efforts? I am sure that there are people out there that have jobs that are not fun/easy, however, the need to feed the family and pay the bills overrides any “I Give Up” mentality.
However, “Giving Up” on weight loss/control efforts does not (immediately) impact household income, personal relationships, enjoyment of events, etc etc. Actually, on the immediate basis, “Giving Up” allows for more fun, less pressure, less feelings of sacrifice/deprivation etc.
For those of you out there that are currently in the “Give Up” phase: Please heed the quote and inspiration of Mr. Edison. We all must keep trying to get to a healthier/happier weight. There has been no better time to focus on weight control. When the second, third and future Covid-19 waves hit, we want to be in the “low risk” group. Come on in for a free body scan and let us help you plot a course for a successful outcome. For those of you frustrated and on the brink of “Giving Up”, list all the reasons why your efforts are vitally important and keep the efforts going. If you are not currently in the program, come in for a FREE body scan and get a pat on the back and positive encouragement from me and the SP Team.
I have a plaque on my desk at work that reads: “A WINNER is a LOSER that tried one more time”. In the case of long-term weight control, perhaps the slogan should be: “ A LOSER is a WINNING person that tried one more time”.