We grew up in a time when the constant motto was "you can accomplish anything you set your mind to." I'm actually a pretty big fan of this cliche, except for the fact that it's missing a huge piece of the equation: EFFORT.
You see, I'm in the business of helping people get what they want. That usually starts with wanting abs, then evolves into becoming a better person in many other ways. Yet, so many individuals I encounter spend too much time wishing and hoping for results that never come to fruition.
I have some breaking news to share. Are you ready?
While your trainer, coach, or mentor may be able to provide all the tools/resources/knowledge to guide you towards getting what you want, only YOU can take action. I don't have a magic pill, but I do have two words that I want you to repeat as often as possible: CONSISTENT EFFORT.
Those two words can be applied to practically anything that is to be achieved in the long term. You want to save for a house, change your body, master a trade or sport, create a new habit? All of these endeavors require practice and application.
Just think, if you had put in the effort during all that time of wishing and hoping...you'd probably have reached that goal already.
You may have to do things you don’t like or want to do. It may get in the way of something that could be more fun at the moment, but this is the nature of sacrifice.
The question is, do you REALLY want it?