If you already follow me on Twitter, you know that I occasionally tweet after my daily morning workouts. I do it to hopefully inspire others to find time in their own day to get to the gym, go for a run, ride their bike—anything to help their body and mind stay fi t. Some folks tweet back with a sense of humor: "What are you doing, training for a triathlon?" a friend wrote. "Thanks for reminding me every day that I'm a slug," another said.
Most of the notes give me a good morning laugh (which is how everyone should start the day). But one gave me pause. It read: "Trying to lose a little weight and keep my blood pressure under control. Wish I had your discipline for exercise."
One of my biggest frustrations is sometimes being unable to find the right words to motivate someone to do what they need to do to improve their lives—to do what they know they should be doing for their own well-being. Exercise. Eat better. Elevate their game at work. Take the plunge to start their own business. Stop smoking.
Many make the move. Some don't. I wish I had your discipline. Well, it's not about what I have. It's about what you want.
If you want to lose weight. If you want to get out of debt. If you want to be healthier. If you want a promotion. If you want to buy your fi rst home. If you want to start saving. If you want to find the perfect (OK, almost perfect) mate. If you want success, what are you waiting for? In fact, are you waiting for success or is success waiting for you?
Success in every area of your life is achievable. Reachable. It's out there. You can lose the weight. You can get that promotion. You can start saving. You can. You can. You can.
But you have to make a move. Success won't come to you. It won't ring your doorbell or chase you down the street. I know what I want, and I do everything I can to try and achieve it. Sure, I stumble some days. Sure, I have setbacks and take an occasional wrong turn. And certainly success sometimes seems as elusive as the last toothpaste in the tube. But I keep moving. I keep working out. I keep reading. I keep asking questions, and, perhaps most important, I keep listening.
And I keep believing. In myself. Too many of us wait because we think success isn't out there for us. We wait because we think someone stole it from us or keeps moving it, so why bother. Make the move. Your success is out there. Waiting.
Roy S. Johnson
Editor In Chief