We’ve all heard of Martin Luther King Jr. and all that he did to advance the civil rights movement. How much do you know about Ralph Abernathy?

Dr. King was the fire, passion, motivation, and the face of the movement but it would not have worked without Ralph Abernathy. When Dr. King would get people fired up and ready to act, Mr. Abernathy was the one that had the plan for what the people needed to do next.

One would not have worked without the other. If Dr. King was the Why, Mr. Abernathy was the How.

Have you ever watched a video, heard a speech, saw a movie, etc… and it got you all excited about getting in shape and losing weight? What happened next?

Probably similar to when I watched the movie The Legend of Bagger Vance and decided I was going to become a golfer. I went out to the driving range full of pep and excitement. After hitting my way through a large bucket of hooks, slices, and disappointment my mind was changed. I knew I was terrible and did not have a plan to get better. I have not golfed since.

For a lot of people it is flurry of activity and then a fizzling out. Many gyms are already starting to see less and less of the crowd that rolls in for a new year. They did not have enough of the How to go with the Why and that is a very frustrating place to be.

Don’t get me wrong, the Why is absolutely crucial and can carry you through a lot of hard days. Just like the civil rights movement, you need both for it to work.

Do you have a Why? Do you have the How?

My job as your coach is to help you develop your Why and How. Whether you are a current client, past client, or have never met me in your life I want to help you be successful. I’ve been through the frustration, the aggravation, and the hopelessness of wanting to lose weight and get in shape but not knowing where to start.

If you need help, just reach out. I’m here.

Until then, take some time to develop your Why and then decide on your How. It’s a powerful combo when you have both.