You Can Succeed


Have you ever wanted to lose a little weight? I have. In the Air Force, we had weight standards we had to maintain. When I found myself overweight, I went out and purchased all kinds of exercise videos, jazzercise videos, and even a few implements such as weight belts and such. I used to sit on the couch wearing the weight belts and watching jazzercise videos and eating popcorn. I don’t think I ever really lost any weight. Go figure.

The truth is that whatever we attempt when trying to do something, nothing will work until we do.  We are the ones in control of ourselves.  Others can help you, guide you, help you decide the right decisions for you, yet, only you can actually do what needs to be done.

Where you want to go and what you want to do has probably been done or attempted before, and that means other people have been where you are now. Think of what they might have learned along their way that could make your goals possibly easier to obtain.  We are actually not alone nor without positive guidance.  All we have to do is look around and ask.

Never let anyone tell you something cannot be done or that you cannot do it.  The only thing someone is telling you when speaking like that is that the person has limited themselves. You do not have to live by their limitations.  You can set your own goals and reach your own heights. And I, for one, have faith that if you really work at succeeding, you will.

This week we’ve been talking about addictions and habits. The tough news is you are the only one in control to take charge of you. You should do what you want to accomplish. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. There are others to help you find ways, support you as needed, and help you in your bid to succeed.

Thank you for being with me today.  I hope to be with you again soon.

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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