“Fat Is Incurable says the Science.”
I feel very sorry for this author. As I too was once obese, I can empathize with the author’s frustration. However, having kept the weight off for 30 years, I feel the author does a great injustice to the readership by the article.
This point remains very difficult for some people: just because there are not studies proving something possible, and even though there are studies implying that it is not, does NOT mean it isn’t.
Why do most people fail to achieve their goals? Most fail because we expect to have confidence of our success before we have evidence that it’s possible. But by definition, you won’t have confidence doing something you haven’t done, especially when others say it’s impossible. Confidence is trust in the evidence you’ve already observed from performing a behavior.
When you perform a new behavior to achieve a new goal, you need courage: the intense will to act in spite of no evidence, and even despite evidence to the contrary.
Don’t believe when others tell you it’s impossible. Don’t even listen. But be compassionate. Because what they’re really saying is, “Help me for I have not the courage.”
Help them, by proving impossibility to be the greatest self-deception. Be courageous.
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