“It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem” Gilbert K. Chesterton

We have options on any given day and we make decisions that end up making us. Will you make steps toward accomplishing your goal today or won’t you? Not accomplishing your goals has nothing to do with how busy you are or how difficult it is; the problem is it’s position on your priority list.

Author John C. Maxwell tells in one of his books that having a heart attack at a family reunion was a wake-up call for him and healthy diet and exercise became a top priority. He recalls how he always used the excuse of being too busy to exercise and not having the know-how to eat well. But after surviving the heart attack, he became an expert. Being a motivational and leadership expert, he wrote that if he had died that evening, at least he was surrounded by his loved ones…talk about finding the silver lining!

We have all heard stories like this where it takes a major event to change the bad habits that pull you down, but you don’t have to wait for disaster to strike. Take a moment to focus on what is pulling you down; in order to change a bad behavior, you must first recognize that you have one. Next, be honest with yourself about where your goal is on your priority list. I urge you to make your goals a top priority; you can have what you want, you can be successful, and you can have a better life. Decide to make your goals a top priority and put in the work to change; that’s where the difference lies between success and failure. Successful people do the hard work.

Thank you,

Rogelio H. Charles