Gyms are packed with shiny iPod armbands the first week of January, and unpacked by week 3.
Those that ditched the iron dungeon discovered losing 30 pounds is more like wine-making than like grabbing a sweaty paper sack from a drive-thru window.
Perseverance is passé. It’s the norm now to quit when we’re not instantly-gratified. Now or never.
When we meditate for any reason other than to meditate — or when we go to the gym for any reason other than to go to the gym — we’re setting ourselves up for failure.
Meditation may lead to less stress, more focus, more blissful, less bitterness. But those are just byproducts, not the destination. There is no destination in meditation.
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu