You Can, Only If You Will

Never let anyone tell you what you cannot do. And hey, this includes yourself too!

Do you have a significant other who tells you that you will never lose weight? Prove them wrong.

You can, only if you will.

You are over weight and want to join a gym, and are afraid of what other people might think? Their opinion does not matter.

You can, only if you will.

You want to eat healthy, but your best friend urges you to eat cupcakes after you told her you quit sugar? Stick to your agenda.

You can, only if you will.

You have never been one to run or hike, yet want to give it a try? Buy some good shoes and hit the trail anyhow.

You can, only if you will

In life, we will always have someone lurking around who will try to talk us out of bettering ourselves. We will always have a naysayer chattering away about how our lofty goals might be unrealistic. There will always be that friend who does not want to be left behind, so they will attempt to hold you back with them in a state of mediocrity. You can accept this, and then always be bound to a less than fullfilled life in order to meet the expectations of someone who either does not want you to live a better life, or who can not fathom the same vision of quality living as you might desire. Throw off these shackles and live your best life, eat healthy, exercise your body and mind. You can attempt to bring these people who are a drag on your life with you on your journey to quality living, but be prepared to move on without them if they will not join you.

You have but one life to live,

You can, if only you will.


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Brenda Sue says:

    No truer words have ever been spoken, my friend. We control our destiny. We alone, have to make the right decisions for our health…good word!

  2. Danielle says:

    Especially if that person is yourself.

    1. David Yochim says:

      Thank you Danielle for reading and commenting!

    2. Brenda Sue says:

      Hi, Danielle! Yes, we have to deal with ourselves first. After that, we are better equipped to deal with others. Thank you for reading and commenting❣️

  3. Great post David! There are so many sabotagers out there!

    1. David Yochim says:

      Hi Diane, thanks for reading and commenting. There are indeed many saboteurs out there, sometimes we can actually be our own worst.

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