So, Jim Rohn's inspirational quote, to me anyway, gets to the essence of what losing weight is all about: respect for your body, respect for your health.
Yes, losing weight could be about succumbing to social/peer pressures. Yes, it could be vanity. But none of these are reasons (to me) to do anything.
I am fortunate enough to have the mindset that a healthy body is everything. My attitude to food, and my attitude to exercise all stem from my attitude to my body.
So the actions I take - whether I need to lose weight or not - all originate from this place of loving and respecting my body. End of story. Everything else is details. My diet - and I follow a loose healty-eating diet - is permanent, because my attitude to my body is permanent.
I think this is what Jim is talking about here in his new year inspirational quote.
As for the proverb, this was rather cheekily chosen to illustrate the many pressures on all of us to spend, spend, spend...
* Ever-prevalent sales in the shops
* Ever-changing 'shiny things' to buy, apps to download and Jones's to keep up with
* A budget that's already based on earning less than you spend
It is hard, very hard, to stick to a budget. And that's because it challenges us to face up to the reason we have for spending too much money in the first place. (Ouch!)
It just so happens that budgeting is one of my strengths. And this came about from being horribly in debt in my twenties, due to the UK property crash in the 90s.
I still have blips, though. And when I do... I'm always kind to myself. Because we all make mistakes, get it wrong etc.
I do think it's important to budget. And, guess what, ask any millionaire and they'll agree with you!
That's what I say, anyway, about making new year's resolutions, about new year inspirational quotes. How about you?
What new year resolutions are you going to make? What inspirational quotes are you going to use to encourage you to stick to them?
Yep, as ever, I'd love to hear your wisdom, your thoughts! :-)