Are You Heading in the Right Direction?

So maybe you have started your journey. Maybe you are on your way to losing weight or getting out of pain. Maybe you have UnPlugged from the noise and have started changing some of your habits.

But how do you know if you are heading in the right direction? How do you know if you are really heading toward the thing you are trying to accomplish? Well, I’m glad you asked.

There is a very simple test.

Now before I tell you what it is, let me make a reference. In Proverbs 23:7 (KJV) it says “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” This is important to note and the foundation for change. Because your thoughts are the seeds of your actions. If you don’t think something to be true, you won’t act accordingly. So why did I say that?

If you want to know if you are going in the right direction, look at how you react…especially when things don’t go your way. If you don’t believe you are going to ever get out of pain, you won’t bother doing your stretches and exercises, or you will just quit when you don’t see immediate results. If you don’t believe you will ever be fit and healthy, you won’t bother cleaning up your eating and taking time out to exercise…or you will just “try it” and see if it works. But as soon as you get stuck or gain a pound…“Well…I guess that didn’t work!”

It is so important to guard your thoughts in all areas of life. ┬áBecause like I said before…your thoughts are the seeds to your actions. And although some people can get away with more than others, there is one thing that successful people have in common. They think differently than unsuccessful people.

So whether it’s your health, family, relationships, work, community, church, kids, fitness or any other area of life…if you want to be successful you have to first believe that you ARE that person and then start acting accordingly. Otherwise, your first reaction will be frustration and the desire to quit when the going gets tough.

That’s not what you want. That’s not who you are. So change your mind. Change your actions. Change your life.