Stay Dedicated to Your Dreams
June 27, 2012
Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication. ~ Cecil B. De Mille
Many people believed Thomas Edison to be stupid, and that he had below average intelligence.
Albert Einstein failed math. Many people thought he would never be able to grasp the basics.
Abraham Lincoln lost 8 elections in his political career before finally winning the presidential election.
Each of the three well-known men named above changed the world because they refused to take no for an answer, even when the trials ahead of them seemed impossible.
When you are in the process of being on The hCG Protocol, there will be points during your round when the scale doesn’t cooperate with your wishes. If you are at a point where you’ve checked everything, you know your scale is working, and you know you are back to basics, yet, things are still not moving, then the only thing left to do is to be dedicated.
How dedicated are you to reaching your goal? Are you committed to staying there once you reach it?
Dedication is defined as “the giving of oneself to some purpose.”
Your purpose in the Protocol is to become thin and healthy, yes?
Have you given your whole mind, body and spirit to that purpose? Is your goal so well defined that no matter what the scale says, or what other people say, or what the voice in your head may say, you are determined to reach it?
I often see people who are dedicated to follow the Phase 2 portion of the protocol, yet, when they get to Phases 3 and 4, they quickly go back to bad habits established before they started.
Your dedication must carry through all the phases, and then onto lifetime maintenance.
Your dedication to your cause and purpose must never stop. Sure, you may hit a road block every now and then, but one day must never ruin your results. A string of several “one days” can lead you back to where you were very quickly.
Below are helpful tips to follow for lifetime maintenance:
- Choose healthier (fresh, unprocessed) foods – I wish that The hCG Protocol was a magic cure. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if any weight you lost on it Protocol would magically just stay off. In this world of chemically laden, genetically modified, fast-food promoted, instant gratification, pre-packaged foods, it’s no wonder that in just an instant, all your hard work on Protocol can be turned around.
- Keep up with data – Many people spend more time maintaining their car than they do maintaining their bodies. They keep accurate records on upkeep; oil changes tire rotations, etc. When it comes to maintenance, some people complain, “But I don’t want to be attached to a calorie counter or a food journal the rest of my life.” Yet, the people who are successful in maintenance do exactly that. They are engrossed in learning what works and what doesn’t work for their bodies. They never waver on recording their food intake, or the data involved in weight and inches.
- Drink your water – I see many people drop their water intake after Phase 2. Our bodies consist of 70% water. We live on a water planet. It only stands to reason that, just like the earth needs a cycle of water to flourish, we do, too. Don’t ever do without water. Give your body what it needs every day, and even more when it’s in a stressful situation, such as healing.
- Be proactive, not reactive – This is a biggie. It’s an extension of number 2 of this list. If you are dedicated to keeping data, it will include knowing when your defenses are down and planning for those times. For example, let’s say a wedding is coming up, and you just know that the most awesome thing in the world is the wedding cake. You just KNOW that you won’t be able to resist. During the week of the wedding, plan to do a few “clean” days in a row so that you will be prepared for the wedding cake. Then, set your mind and focus on recovery the day after.
- Stay accountable – THIS ONE IS HUGE! Many people think that once they reach a goal, they no longer need support. This belief couldn’t be further from the truth. Support becomes even MORE important when after you reach your goal. Keep a food journal, stay focused on maintenance, be diligent with about your thoughts, track your water intake, be aware of your choices. Be accountable to yourself.
Imagine where this world might be now if the men listed above had given up on their dreams. Quitting is a habit. Just like success is a habit. But if you learn dedication, and how to never give up, no matter what you are faced with, you will always be successful.