Tuesday, April 03, 2012
Everything about being successful, be it weight loss, participating in an online community, raising your kids, work, anything, is about your attitude. A bad attitude sours everyone around you, sabotages your efforts, and ends in eventual failure.
I see it here on the message boards, a lot. A well meaning person with an opinion, maybe even good advice, is dismissed because their attitude is wrong. People here don't respond to sarcasm and condescension. They respond to positivity and helpfulness. On the same token, coming here with a chip on your shoulder, unwilling to listen to helpful advice, means you won't progress, or find the truth. You might even get the answer you were looking for, but that doesn't mean it's *correct*.
Weight loss is often formulated a 80% nutrition, and 20% exercise. I would like to change that. I think it's 100% but attitude. We see it all the t ime, the person who wants to burn fat from t heir thighs, lose 20 lbs in a month, or get-thin-quick scam themselves out of their own hard-earned money so they don't have to work at it.
Until your attitude is right, and you are willing to work and learn... you won't succeed.