Since I'm going through some health issues, I must confess that I have good intentions when I'm around food, but I still struggle. . . and I'm obviously losing the battle!
But good intentions won't lose that extra padding that I have.
As it's been said before, "Good intentions pave the road to Hell."
Intending to do something, whether it's to eat better, save a kid from a bully, ask a girl or guy on a date, or whatever, is the lackluster excuse for doing nothing.
Or as Yoda would say, "Do. Or do not. There is no try."
The only way to succeed at something in your life is to take the risk.
You might fail. Heck, you might fail numerous times.
(Been there, done that, AND wrote the book!)
But then again, you might succeed.
Therein lies the quandary.
To take a risk opens yourself up to examination, by yourself and others, but without taking the risk you go nowhere on life's journey.
Your choice, your journey.
Do you want to be known as the person who didn't take the risk?
To be known as a failure? Though, this is usually in your own mind and eyes, not how others perceive you.
Or do you want to overcome those obstacles? To push through and succeed?
Think about it. I'll leave you with this quote:
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."