“I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror”


So sang Michael Jackson in 1988 in his fourth single from the ‘Bad’ album.


He continued with:


I’m Gonna Make A Change,

For Once In My Life

It’s Gonna Feel Real Good,

Gonna Make A Difference

Gonna Make It Right . . .


With the Christmas festivities nearing an end and the New Year in sight many of us will be ‘feeling it’ somewhat.


The tighter trousers.


The dip in energy.


Not exactly feeling “real good”.


And many of us will be looking to ‘make a change’ very shortly.


We’re starting to realise that we’ve “Been A Victim Of A Selfish Kind Of Love”.


One where we’ve sacrificed the greater good of long term health and happiness for the short term buzz of food and alcohol.


Jacko knew the score when he sang:


I’m Starting With The Man In

The Mirror

I’m Asking Him To Change

His Ways

And No Message Could Have

Been Any Clearer

If You Wanna Make The World

A Better Place

Take A Look At Yourself, And

Then Make A Change


To get what you want, long term, it’s more than a case of just ‘doing’ certain things.


You know – “I’m going to workout three times a week and eat healthily in the New Year’.


Real, lasting change comes from changing that man (or, obviously, woman) in the mirror.


Reevaluating thought processes, habits, relationship with food, etc.


Fundamentally changing the way you think.


If just ‘trying harder’ hasn’t worked (permanently) before, then there’s no reason to think it will this time.


It’s not easy, sure.


Involves a bit of soul searching.


A lot of asking yourself awkward questions.


And confronting things you might not like to confront.


But it’s the only way to lasting success.


And, when you’ve made those changes, it becomes exponentially easier.


If you (or a friend) want to find out more about how we help people change that ‘man in the mirror’ then we have the final orientation meeting for a our ‘FREE 20lbs weight loss challenge’ tomorrow (Tuesday 30th) at 8.30pm – you can find out more about that at myrise.co.uk/briefing-meeting.


It’s the last chance as it starts next Monday 🙂


But, either way, please take this opportunities to take that look in the mirror.


And ask him / her to change his / her ways.


Much love,


Jon ‘Bad’ Hall and Matt ‘Thriller’ Nicholson

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.