Get Your True Grit On & Achieve Your Goals


‘Determination’ is one of the strongest words we may ever use in our lives. It is a word that speaks wonders about how seriously we approach achieving what we want for our lives.

Determination can make or break success.When trying to lose weight, determination is important when building the strong foundation we need to be successful. When making a decision to make a change to our life, we must first make a commitment, and then have the tenacity to do whatever it takes to actually make the change.

The dividing line between success and failure can be explained with 3 words: “I give up.”

Let’s face it, there are times we all are tempted to give up on something we set out to accomplish. We all face challenges in our lives, from caring for a sick family member, to making the best career or financial decisions, to deciding how to lose weight and get fit. But those who overcome challenges are the ones who face them head-on with courage and with a belief that they can do anything they want to do, if they want to do it bad enough. Throwing in the towel is not an option. People who are successful at their goals find ways around their obstacles and don’t let obstacles block their way. They have true grit.

One of my favorite stories is that of a Weight Watchers member who achieved a hundred pound weight loss.

This member travels 42 miles each way to attend a Weight Watchers meeting. Even more, she is 86 years of age and brings her sister, an 88- year-old lifetime member to the meetings with her each week. These ladies know all about determination and this is why they have been successful in their weight loss journey.

As you embark on achieving whatever you want in your live,  go at it with shear determination. For me, that’s been the key to success in everything I do. Determination is how I and so many other Weight Watcher members were able to lose the weight and keep it off. You can do the same.