Recently, I woke up to a boatload of Monday problems.
– First, I forgot to set my alarm so I woke up late.
– Then I spilled my coffee all over myself on the way to the gym. Yes, it was hot.
–Next, my knee kept locking up during my workout. Totally annoying.
– Then my iPod went dead. This always irks me.
–Then I found out I had a broken link in today’s email newsletter.
By this time, my butt was starting to get REALLY red.
Jeeeeesh! It wasn’t even 9am yet!
I felt like I wanted to grab my favorite blanket and go back to bed. 🙂
But it reminded me that I had one of two different choices or paths I
could take for the day.
And when it comes to health and fat-loss (or just “life” in general) these are the
same two paths you can choose.
Path #1: The P.L.O.M. path.
Path #2: The P.M.A. path
The first path, which I call PLOM disease, stands for Poor Little Ole’ Me.
This can be an easy trap to fall into and it’s a plague that causes SERIOUS fat storage
in millions of people.
Just think about it.
Negative messages seem to be EVERYWHERE.
All you have to do is turn on the news to check the weather and it only takes
5 minutes before you’ve been bombarded with garbage.
I’m not saying you should ignore what’s going on in the world but, in my opinion, you
need be VERY selective about what you expose yourself to nowadays…
…especially if you want to avoid PLOM disease.
But I’m warning you now.
Most people naturally criticize critical thinking or positive attitudes so PLOM can
sneak into your life and CONSUME you without even realizing it.
Next thing you know, it’s ten extra pounds of fat storage on your belly later, which
can end up being a downward spiral if you’re not careful.
I would venture to say that ANYBODY who has tried to lose weight or accomplish
anything significant in their life will suffer from this disease at one time or another.
I almost fell for it today.
Don’t do it.
Instead CHOOSE path #2.
The PMA…or Positive Mental Attitude path.
It’s not a cure for all our problems…but it is a choice.
And if you focus on maintaining a PMA you’ll be able to handle the outcome of
ANY situation and potentially even change the outcome altogether.
So why not stack the deck in your favor?
After all, adversity will strike for all of us.
But EVERY adversity that hits our lives should be viewed as a character
building opportunity from God.
The difference between success and failure is getting up off the ground when
adversity hits, dusting yourself off and making a conscious “choice” to avoid the
dreaded PLOM disease.
Remember, if you have a problem or issue in your life there’s probably a 95%
chance that you’ve (directly or indirectly) created the problem – so you’re responsible.
I know sometimes this is a tough pill to
swallow, but it’s 100% accurate.
Ultimately, when it comes to fat-loss or ANY area in life, we all
need to strive for consistency NOT perfection.
There is no such thing as “perfect”…especially when it comes to the game of health
It doesn’t exist for you…for me…or anybody else.
I’ve failed over and over again at fat-loss and many other things, but I always
do my best to stay consistent.
THAT’S the difference-maker.
Your ability to fight and stay “consistent” will allow you to make continuous
progress and serious life changes.
If you screw up, who cares?
Get back up and start over and over…and don’t quit starting over.
In fact, this should be one of your biggest priorities in life.
– To show the world that there are indeed POSITIVE people out there.
– To show people you care.
– To give them hope.
– To show them if they persist, stay consistent and never give
up they can succeed no matter what their dreams and goals.
And always remember.
The more you maintain a PMA and help others, the more the world will help you.
It’s the Law of Giver’s Gain and it will NEVER change.
Sometimes in life we can’t control what happens to us and sometimes we can.
The only thing we really can control is “how” we react to any situation when the adversity hits.
Remember, when you light yourself on fire with a PMA, people will travel miles
to watch you burn.
The positive energy becomes contagious and you’ll naturally “attract” MORE
positive people and results into your life.
So what about you?
Do you have PLOM disease???…
Or are you always focused on a PMA???
Make sure you leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts.
Shaun “stay positive” Hadsall