I see so many people get frustrated with their healthy living plans.

They try to eat right and exercise for a little while.

But then they give up when they don’t quickly, magically become what they want to be – thinner, stronger, etc.

So, let me tell you: Transformation is not an event. It is a PROCESS. And that process is comprised of countless decisions and choices you make over time. They build on each other, bringing small changes that then manifesting in the bigger results you’re seeking.

I’m reminded of the Rule of 10,000 Hours, which Malcolm Gladwell wrote about in “Outliers.” He found that genius-level achievement is only possible after putting in that much time. (And don’t worry – you’re not trying to reach genius level, here!)

For example, he wrote about the pre-fame Beatles moving from England to Germany, where bars stayed open all night and they could play in front of an audience into the wee hours all week. They learned to anticipate each others’ moves. They honed their harmonies and rhythms. They learned how to pace a show.

All that time transformed them from being four talented boys into, well, the Beatles.

It didn’t happen magically after they practiced for a few weeks, right?

And, what’s best, you don’t have to spend 10,000 hours dieting and exercising to reach your goals. Remember, the Beatles changed the world. You just want to change yourself.

You’ve got to wrap your brain and your heart around this impactful idea: Success takes time, no matter what the endeavor.

So develop your plans. Align your priorities. Do what you need to do to ensure that you’re exercising regularly, eating right, managing stress, and maintaining a positive outlook.

You’ll learn the intricacies of your body and mind. You’ll discover more about your likes and dislikes. You’ll make progress along the way and learn to overcome disappointment.

The rest will come – IN TIME.