3 Tricks to Being Successful

The decisions we make everyday are a result of the following factors:

  • Emotion
  • Logic
  • Convenience

A simple analogy to illustrate how we are influenced by these factors is as follows:

Imagine a little man riding a huge elephant. At first glance, it might seem like the rider is controlling the elephant, but this is only partially true. If the elephant and the rider ever want opposite things, the elephant is always going to win. For instance…and this may sound silly, but bear with me…if the elephant wants to run off a cliff there is nothing the rider can do to stop it

In this analogy, the rider represents our logic, the elephant represents emotion, the cliff represents (no surprise here) failure. The unmentioned factor, convenience is the path that leads to the cliff. If we want to avoid the cliff (heart-attach, stroke, cancer..) we can do a few things:

  1. Train the elephant. That is what the next post is about. It’s depressing to think about dying early. It’s also depressing to step on a scale and realize you are worse off then you thought. But these things are necessary. They give you an emotional response to avoid the cliff.
  2. Become a Better Rider. In future posts, I will lay out a diet plan. There are literally billions of ways you can become healthy. Perhaps you have tried some of them. If you’re reading this, it means they didn’t work and your rider needs some improvements! Becoming a better rider means finding an easier and more effective fat-loss plan. I’m here to help.
  3. Shape the Path. If the cliff is harder to get to, you greatly improve your chance of success. This is simple: If you have a weakness for Oreos (I do!), don’t keep them in the house. If you constantly over-eat, don’t go to a buffet. Eventually, the cliff will be further and further and you will be successful!

Posted on May 7, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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