Don't try to change the world change you.

11th January 2013

Don’t try to change the world..... Change you.


Happy new year.  Yes here we are 2013.  How many of you have decided that this will be the year you will finally change?  Get fitter, lose weight, and run round the globe!!

We all do it, just as we shouldn’t worry about what we eat between Christmas and New Year but worry about what we eat between New Year and Christmas!! So we should realistically look at what exactly we are trying to achieve in 2013.

Can we look back over the past 10, 20 years or more and see that every New Year we make the same promises to ourselves, only to find by mid February (at the latest) we have given up or forgotten why we did it in the first place.

The reasons we fail is that we expect too much of ourselves too quickly and we are too hard on ourselves.

You can’t lose 20lbs in 2 weeks or have the body of Jennifer Lopez because you eat salads and strop drinking for 2 days....

So how do you do it?

First of all you have to decide what you really want.  Are you really committed to your goal or do you just think you ought to do it?

Secondly is your goal realistic?   Most goals are abandoned because we don’t see instant results.  We expect to go from climbing the stairs to conquering Mount Everest in 2 weeks.

We really don’t need to change the world, we need to change the way we think about ourselves.


  • Take your goals a step at a time. 
  • Reward yourself when you achieve small but important landmarks.
  • Do not get despondent if you slip up.  Just start again and put it down to experience.
  • Share your goal, ambition with your partner, friend or coach.  They will be of great support to you.



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