Be Obsessed or Be Average
I was first introduced to Grant Cardone when I first read his book titled, “The 10x Rule” and I realized this guy was crazy.
I loved his energy and zeal, it was contagious and infectious. All of his books have been enjoyable and you will see me talk about other books by Grant later, but this was the book I was listening to right after I first found out that I had Diabetes.
Whoever wants to be average? It has always had kind of a negative connotation for me.
When I was younger, I hated to get average grades, I always wanted to have the highest grades, or be on the All-Star team, or be the starter on the team.
It was just never very fun to be the guy that played some of the time, or got the same grade as everyone else. I found that the best way to find my identity was to be the best (or as close to the top as I could get).
I never really wanted to be average.
When I entered the working world, this attitude of being the best carried over into my carrier. I moved quick up the corporate ladder continually working for the next promotion, the “bigger project” whatever it might be.
At some point, I hit a wall, burned-out, lost my enthusiasm and found myself falling into the average realm.
I can honestly say that is when I stopped improving my learning, and really started to gain more weight that I had ever seen my entire life.
When I started listening to Grant’s book “Be Obsessed or Be Average” I realized that there was one thing missing from my previous experiences and that is being obsessed! I was always motivated and a self starter, but I had never reached the level of obsessed. I was close and boarded on the edge, but never really crossed over (to the dark side).
When I was diagnosed with Diabetes, I knew that I had to become obsessed, not just passionate, or committed and certainly not average.
Who really wants to be an average Diabetic? Not me. So as I listened to Be Obsessed or Be Average, I listened for how I needed to change to get truly obsessed about beating Diabetes.
I hear from a lot of people “well I do that” yet they are not losing weight nor are they reducing the effects of their Diabetes. Why? As I continue to talk with them and listen, I hear comments like, “I still have… every once in a while” or “The weekends are my cheat days”
When I hear these kinds of phrases it reminds me…
I dropped my A1C from 10.3 to 5.4 in 120 day..how? BE OBSESSED.
There are no cheat days, there are no every once in a while… there is only eat the right things, in the right proportions with the right nutrition, and I stress ONLY!
Nothing else, no compromises, no excuses, I cut out/down all forms of sugar.
Not just for a day,
Not just for a week,
every day of every week
To beat Diabetes, you must be obsessed. I would encourage you to read or listen to Grant’s book and find the inspiration within yourself to be motivated to be obsessed. Exercise your mind and take control of your body, Grant’s book is an excellent start to this process.
Have you read or listen to a book that had the same effect on you?