Sunday, May 29, 2011

Come and Get It

If You Want It, Here It Is, Come and Get it...

If you're old like me, the title alone will ring a bell and take you back to an era long ago. The phrase (and line in the lyrics to the song of the same name) is taking on a whole different meaning to me now.

What do you want? Where is it? Are you going to get it?

Are you concerned about the way you eat? Why are you exercising? What is your priority? Are you meeting your goals?

Bottom line: If you want something bad enough, you can make it happen. If you want to buy something, you'll find the money to get it. Even drug addicts have that figured out. If you want to learn a particular skill badly enough, you'll figure out a way to learn it.  If you want to get somewhere, you'll find the means to get there. When you want something bad enough, you will do what it takes to get it. You can drive through the poorest part of town. There are satellite dishes on the roofs of the homes. They find the means to get something they value. You can stroll through areas populated by the homeless.  They have cell phones. It's a priority for them.

Ask yourself what your priorities really are. For many, a big priority is their kids. They may go to work every single day, rain or shine, do their job to the best of their abilities, but once a child is sick, there is no problem calling in sick for the day to take care of a loved one. Wanna go out on a hot date but you have other commitments? I bet you'll find a way to rearrange your schedule to accommodate a great night on the town.

If your priority is to exercise to get in shape or to better your health, and if it is a high priority, when you're exercising, whether it's Zumba or walking or kickboxing, you'll give it your all. None of the dillydallying around that you might see others do. Sure, you may not be at 100% like that cutie girl in the front row with the hot outfit and tight abs. But it's your all. Not hers.

If it's a priority, you're gonna go and get it. You're gonna give it your all. Because, bottom line, if you want it bad enough, you'll make it happen.

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