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Tuesday
Sep292009

Starting Over. The First Step in the Right Direction.

I'm going to start today's post with someone else's wise words.  The following is from a recent blog post by Seth Godin, a well-know business and marketing writer:

Perhaps the worst outcome most people can imagine when a project stutters is having to go, "all the way back to square one."  Apparently, square one is an unhappy place, and far away, too. 

Hey, if you're lost, if you've gone down the wrong road, it doesn't make sense to speed up and keep racing down the wrong road. Instead, the smart thing is to go back to the last spot you were in where you had a chance to find the right road and start from there.

Square one: nicer than people expect.

Seth's words show amazing insight, and they can be applied to any facet of our lives, including our diets and our health.  If what you're doing isn't working for you, if you aren't getting the results you seek, if you don't look and feel the way you know you should... perhaps the problem is what you're doing.

I don't mean to sound condescending.  I know it's not always easy to realize things in the moment.  When you're smack in the middle of some diet regime or workout program, and you've invested a lot of time, money and effort, of course you want to believe it's working.  But if it's not, then at some point you need to accept that and change things.  Yet few people do.  Most just stick stubbornly to the same old routine, maybe tossing in a minor adjustment or two, but that's it.

In a world where very few people experience the great health we're looking for, why do we copy what others are doing?  Why should we expect good results when we just go through the same motions that have already proven to let us down and create illness?  The obvious starting point should be finding something vastly different from what others do.  That means turning around and going back to the starting point.

Starting over isn't a failure.  Failure is continuing to move forward with something you know doesn't work, just because you're too afraid to admit it or try something new.  Going back to the beginning is the first step in the right direction.  It's a clean slate.  It's a new beginning.  It's a fresh new start on your raw journey to amazing health success!

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Mike Dillman is a self-taught raw-vegan who began his journey nearly five years ago.   Having worked his way through all the challenges firsthand, he wants to save you from making the same mistakes yourself.  You can visit Mike's blog at Real-World-Raw.com to learn how easy it can be to make a raw-vegan diet fit your busy lifestyle.

If you want to experience the amazing health that comes with living the one truly natural diet, Mike's new book, "Real-World Raw: The Busy Person's Guide to the Raw-Vegan Diet" is just what you're looking for.  See for yourself. 
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