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Have an Internal Locus of Control

Well, aaronontheweb does it again: “Finding a Healthier Lifestyle – Committing to Change” is another excellent booster for me. The part that convicts my mind the most is the second bullet point, where the author discusses Stephen R. Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (which I need to add to my reading list…). Building off of a couple quotes from Covey, aaronontheweb states that I should not let other people and the pressures they put on my life live my life for me. I shouldn’t even let the pressures I put on my life live for me (things like “I just don’t have time to exercise this week,” or “It’s so much quicker and easier to just grad McDonald’s”)!

Just as it was for aaronontheweb, this thought makes me feel empowered. My personal and career goals should be living my life, not my excuses and certainly not other peoples’ perceptions of me and what I should or shouldn’t be, do, act, feel, and believe. This all includes food choices and exercise commitment.


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