In terms of developing a long-term weight mentality, I thought we could take a stroll through the pages of history to find an object lesson.
The Titanic sank on it’s maiden voyage, largely because the financial backers of the ocean liner were in a rush to launch their masterpiece of engineering before a rival company could launch their’s.
In their book What Really Sank The Titanic, the metal experts contend the vessel’s manufacturer, Harland and Wolff, was under great pressure to secure enough iron to make three million rivets to stitch the ship’s metal plates.
In the rush to beat competition from Cunard, the White Star liner was supplied with a vessel that was made using substandard materials. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2124038/Did-poor-workmanship-sink-Titanic-Physicist-claims-missing-rivets-crucial-cascade-events-sank-liner.html
So, why did I decide to dig into the historical archives to pull out this gem? Well, I was a history major in college, so I value the example of those who have gone before. Obviously, this example illustrates that rushing doesn’t always yield the most desirable results. Yes, the Titanic looked great for a few days, but in the end, the rush to launch ended up with disastrous results.
Consider adopting a long-term weight mentality to keep your weight goals afloat. Will you be two sizes smaller by next week? Hmmm, no….but, you just might get into a groove that you can maintain for a lifetime.