eDiets Week 11 Day 7 - The Rudy Giuliani Diet?

Submitted by Richat35 Healthyat85 on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 12:40pm.

Rudy Giuliani recently gave a speech that I found personally inspiring and applicable to my diet adventure.  While he will always be known for his strong leadership in September of 2001, the former Mayor of New York City also helped to rebuild and revitalize many of New York's neighborhoods during his tenure as Mayor.  What he found was the key to the revitalization was not some economic theory or political connection (at least at first), but vision that made it happen.  Giuliani said that he would regularly close his eyes and think about a particular neighborhood, then think of what it could be.  Literally, he would try to picture the stores and the traffic ect. 

This is something that I personally love to do in my day to day life as well.  Some of you may say this is "day dreaming," but I say it is "goal setting."  The only difference between a dream and a goal is that a goal must have a plan to accompany it.  If this process is not worthwhile to all of us in terms of our diet, health, and quality of life, I don't know what is.

Today, take some time today and think about what you COULD be.  Fit, trim, energetic, happy, healthy, and successful are all things that I envision when I close my eyes.  The next step is to ask "how can I get there?"  As Rich Dad Robert Kiyosaki always says, you must not say "I can't afford something, you must always say HOW CAN I afford this."  The difference is that one phrase shuts off your brain and the other gets your brain to start thinking of solutions. 

The good thing about dieting is that you have plans like eDiets to do most of the planning work for you.  All you really need to do is manage yourself and you can have success.  Post your goals all over the place to keep them on your mind as much as possible.  Personally, my goals are so heavily on my mind that I will hear myself in my mind saying "the winner of the biggest deal of the year" or "the man who set a goal to retire and 35 and did it" all day long.  This is a positive mindset to have and optimism is crucial to keeping your energy up at a high enough level to succeed when the going gets tough.