What makes you think you are going to be able to change without pain?!

I recently interacted with someone who quit. They quit on themselves. They quit on their family. They flat out quit on everything… What did they quit over? Being uncomfortable. They couldn’t handle taking responsibility for themselves.

If you want to make massive changes in your life, do you really think it is going to be sunshine and rainbows? Do you really think it is going to be easy? Are you prepared to do what it takes to make lasting change??

This is one reason your “why” is so important… If your reason isn’t strong enough, you’re going to quit… It’s that simple. You’d better be ready to put yourself through feelings and emotions that are difficult. You’d better be ready to handle some things that make you think and act different. You’re going to lose some things. It’s not going to be easy…

No, I’m not trying to discourage you from trying… But I am telling you the truth. No one ever tells the truth when it comes to massive change. There is no quick fix. That idea is Bull Shit. Anyone can do anything for 90 days… It’s that 91st day when the newness wears off and reality hits. The 91st day is when the challenge really starts because you have to come face to face with your habits. You have to come face to face with the evolutionary idea that humans don’t like change. We always try to go back to comfort…

Are you going to stay comfortable and drift back into your hypnotic rhythm or are you going to be one of the few that steps up and powers through?? The choice is yours and yours alone. People around you can be there to encourage you (but not for too long… they have busy lives themselves.), you can stay motivated on excitement for a little while, but when it really comes down to it…, are you ready to get uncomfortable??

I’m well aware that I come across as a jerk sometimes. I know there are some people who don’t like to deal with me. Others that say I’m too stubborn to know when to quit. Many people who think my ego is too big.

I’m ok with what other people think of me.

I have learned that to be in the top 1% I have to be me. I have to let my ego run wild. I have to put in the time and massive action to get what I want. I have to challenge myself and the people around me more than is socially acceptable. I know I will be fired by more clients than I can count. But for those people who can find their true reasons for changing… I can teach them to take the necessary action for more than just a “90 day fix”… I can teach them to create habits that will transform their life.

Gary Stotler Run Epic Persistence

Published by Gary Stotler

Gary Stotler is a father, running, fitness, weight loss and personal development addict. Formally 400 pounds, Gary has naturally lost 200 pounds, created a coaching & speaking business and has become a 100 mile ultra-runner. Holding a degree in Psychology & Sociology, certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer, mindset & behavioral modification coaching, a certification in DISC personality assessment coaching and he is a certified speaker, coach & mentor with the John Maxwell Team. Gary firmly believes, if we take One Step at a Time, nothing is impossible. He is determined to let his actions show people what is possible and hopes to help you shake up your thoughts, change your actions and create your future.

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