This article was originally written by Douglas Betts

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How important is your fitness/weight loss success? Can you attach a numeric value to being healthy, prolonging your life, and feeling great? Does achieving your fitness and weight loss goals rank among your top priorities? If not, this article is not for you. However, if you are one of the millions of people who are tired of not getting results, read on. Fitness success can be summed up with one word: consistency. If you know me, you know I’ve said this before. The truth is, too many people lose hope because they miss a workout there and eat a bad meal there. Before you know it, consistency is out the window along with any progress. My advice for you today is to be like gravity.
In his recent book, The Success Principles, Jack Cannfield talks about gravity, and how nobody really complains about it because it’s a constant influence in our lives. We cannot change it, so we accept it. If you think about it, it’s really true. If we slip, trip, or fall, we blame the ice, the toy left on the ground, or our balance; but we never even think to say, “That darn gravity … always making me fall down!”
Another way of looking at it, if you’ll allow me to personify gravity for a moment, is that gravity just does what it has to do. It never complains. It never misses a day. Sure, there are times that we can overcome gravity. We make aircraft, birds spread their wings and fly, and balloons filled with helium rise. Eventually, however, gravity finds a way to do its job. Birds and aircraft must land at some point, and balloons eventually burst and fall back to the earth. Gravity just says, “That’s okay, I’ll get you. I always get you.”
Gravity is just inevitable.
Indulge me for a moment and imagine that you’re like gravity, and things that fall can be likened to your workouts. You’re unstoppable. You cannot and will not be kept from your workouts. If you take this approach, you cannot and will not be kept from achieving your goals. Your success, like gravity, is inevitable!
When something comes up during the day that threatens to keep you from your workout (late meeting, headache, incarceration, etc.), think about gravity. Think about its overwhelming influence. Then imagine yourself as gravity, and think about your overwhelming influence. Cut yourself off from any excuses, get to the gym and the health food store, and like gravity, be consistent and inevitable.