What Do You Want Most?

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"Never give up what you want most for what you want in the moment."
- Neal A. Maxwell 

I've been distracted lately and haven't written any blog posts for nearly 6 or 7 weeks, with the exception of my Second Chance Saturday series.  The quote above struck me as I read it yesterday, and I thought it would be a good way to jumpstart me back into a blog post.

I've been trying to lose 5 pounds for about a year now. The truth is, I should probably lose 10, but that's not the point of this post.

5 pounds doesn't seem like such a hard task, does it?  Yet, I still haven't lost them. When I think about it, I get quite annoyed with myself.  It's just not that big of a deal to lose 5 pounds, so why hasn't it happened?


The answer is in the quote above.  I have been exchanging what I want most for what I want at the moment.  It's all about the willpower to make the right choices to get me where I want to be, not what I want right now.  I need to make a few different eating choices and get a little more exercise.

This whole subject reminds me of a quote by the late Jim Rohn.  
"We must all suffer one of two things: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret." 

I need to start suffering from more discipline so I can stop regretting not reaching my ultimate goal.

The decisions we make today will determine our future.  The question is, are we willing to suffer the pain of discipline to avoid the pain of regret? 

This is a reality in all parts of life, personal and professional.  What do you want most? Are you willing to suffer the pain of discipline to get it?

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Hi Grant Schneider 
Pretty much every goal is achievable if you're willing to pay the price to get there, right?   Happy Friday!

Jun 21, 2019 07:51 AM #45
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat 
I think we all do that... exchanging what we want most for what we want now... from time to time or maybe even regularly.  I think we just need to stay truly connected to what we want.  As for losing weight, you're right. It si easier in the summer. Unfortunately, I've been sidelined with a bum knee for a while and that's not helping my cause. That's what I get for putting it off. 

Jun 21, 2019 07:53 AM #46
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 
Suffering has many levels, doesn't it?  Thanks for the book recommendation. I do like and have had luck with intermittent fasting in the past. 

Jun 21, 2019 07:55 AM #47
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Hi Kathy Schowe 
You're kind of scaring me. Are you suggesting I have to grow up?  LOL

Jun 21, 2019 07:56 AM #48
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Hi Laura Filip 
If we're hones, I think we'd all have to admit to failing at this.  All we can do is keep trying.  Thanks for stopping in to read my ramblings.  

Jun 21, 2019 08:09 AM #49
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Hi John Juarez 
"It won't happen by itself".  Aint that the sad truth?  LOL

Jun 21, 2019 08:09 AM #50
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Hi Laura Cerrano 
It's super important to focus on the desired result, isn't it?

Jun 21, 2019 08:12 AM #51
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Hi Richie Alan Naggar 
Love that saying:
...want needs to behave, be directed, moderated, reduced and not become pride & ego food.

Jun 21, 2019 08:14 AM #52
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS 
Surely, we all struggle with this balance of what we want now and the future.

Jun 21, 2019 08:16 AM #53
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Hi Sharon Tara 
Thanks, and now that I put it out there I need to do it, don't I? 

Jun 21, 2019 08:17 AM #54
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Hi M.C. Dwyer 
Must keep the eye on the price, right?  Thanks for stopping by to read my ramblings. 

Jun 21, 2019 08:18 AM #55
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Hi Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR 
Yes, I'm with you. I want to lose it in a very specific place.  I know carbs are my nemesis. 

Jun 21, 2019 08:24 AM #56
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Good afternoon Carol Williams ,

I've never heard this quote by Neal A. Maxwell before and it is powerful! Glad to see your post featured and good luck with removing those 5 pesky pounds.

Jun 22, 2019 12:53 PM #57
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Laura Cerrano
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It’s a really good idea to think about what we want the most and really mad about our goals sometimes so we can get excited about them even more!

Jun 22, 2019 03:16 PM #58
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Wow Carol, you are getting features everytime you write a post, you should write more.

 

Jun 23, 2019 08:35 AM #59
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Hi Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 
I had never heard that quote before either and was quite struck by it.  I need to keep it posted on my refrigator and pantry.  LOL 

Hope you're having a great weekend.

Jun 23, 2019 09:14 AM #60
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Hi Laura Cerrano 
We need to become totally focused on the joy of reaching the goal and not the sacrifices in the meantime, right? 

Jun 23, 2019 09:16 AM #61
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HI Will Hamm 
I am going to try to write a bit more often but probably not as often as I used to. The Features are an unexpected bonus, of course.   Hope you're having a nice weekend.

Jun 23, 2019 09:18 AM #62
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I have been battling weight control since I graduated high school and I finally found the approach that seems to be working. I don’t eat anything I enjoy.

I have loved to eat for over 60 years, now I eat survive Carol Williams 

Jun 23, 2019 09:44 PM #63
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Excellent post Carol!

Jul 07, 2019 05:11 PM #64
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