Oh god, my title already sounds like an ad. And I am not even trying to sell you anything. Keep your damned money with you! I just want to share with you; I believe that I will reach my goal weight. Not because of some magical thing that is going to happen. Not because I have some sort of new method or product. No. I have decided that I will be successful. I have decided to believe that there is nothing that can stop me from reaching that goal. Sure, there are plenty of things that can slow me down, and I expect to struggle with those things from time to time, but there is nothing that can cause me to fail, because I am willing to pay the price. That price is an openness to try new things, a willingness to let go of other things, an eagerness to push your boundaries and a wish to keep challenging oneself. Belief matters a lot. I have learned this the hard way. For most of my life, I have believed I would be a failure. And that seemed to be my trajectory. Until I (slowly) started to believe in myself again. I see an incredibly strong correlation between my belief in myself in a specific moment, and the outcome. Fortunately, now I see this in the positive way. I know this topic may sound cheesy, but I just type this to you, in the hopes that one of you may benefit from it. Whatever you want to do in life, don't set goals like "I hope that I can..." or "I will try...", but make them definite. Say "I will do this". Not just empty words, but actually learn to believe in it. Be willing to face your fears, to develop your character. If you are, nothing can stop you, because you'll discover that most of what you fear is not as scary as you imagined, and that you are a lot stronger than you think.