Confession time: I am a total HGTV home renovation show junkie. It is amazing to watch as they take this dilapidated house, rip it apart, and rebuild it into the buyers’ dream home. It takes a LOT of work though. And they often run into some problems along the way. But in the end, it’s always worth it.
The same can be said for building our dream bodies. It would be nice if a genie would appear and just grant us our wishes. Until that happens though, we’ll need to supply the magic of hard work ourselves to achieve our goals. It doesn’t matter if your goals are fitness, relationship, or financially oriented, the greatest indicator of success is your willingness to put in the effort required. That “sweat equity” you put in makes your success all that much sweeter.