What Successful People Are Really Like

To prove its hypothesis, the NuSI team analyzed social media data from more than 150,000 Instagram followers, analyzing their posts to see which words and phrases are linked to health success in real-time.

What a successful person is not is what a successful person is. Successful people do things well. They are not just successful, they’re very well-adjusted. They don’t spend their days fighting, criticizing or complaining. They’re happy, energetic and energetic. And by the way, the number one word of these people, when they use it, is “positive.”

In the real world, we can’t say that word. Successful people are happy. Successful people have energy. Successful people are positive. Successful people have “grit,” meaning “the habit of not giving up.” Yes, they sometimes complain and criticize… (I’m paraphrasing) , but most of the time they live life with “joy.”

So, I’ve got my “fitness manifesto” (to paraphrase; don’t steal my idea), in the form of the following.

For the rest of the week, for every healthy thing I eat:

1. Make it a treat. I will not, repeat, will not say “healthy.” This just means it is not unhealthy. It can be anything. Maybe: almond butter and fresh ginger-garlic yogurt or something simple with honey, and maybe some sliced banana with brown rice cereal. A fruit-flavored drink, tea or chocolate-covered popcorn. A snack. Even something like a bag of mini-mocha cookies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. (I’m kidding. I can’t wait to try some of my new favorite snacks).

2. Add the word “treat” to every single healthy thing.

3. I get my protein or veggie/fruit/nut/vegan (I could go on) in a “treat.”

4. When possible, include a healthy ingredient as well. Just like healthy ingredients, I will not say “healthy” instead of “veggie”; I get the same idea of healthy ingredients, but my definition of healthy ingredients is:

Not only do they satisfy the health craving for the purpose of weight loss, but they are in many cases essential for optimal performance on a daily basis…

(This may have been a bit controversial. In some cases, I’ve seen people say that the “treat/healthy thing” is more likely to result in a negative comment).

5. And, please, please, please include all the important details about all these healthy ingredients. For example, “This peanut peanut butter, I was so happy to see there was no salt in it!” Yes, yes, yes. But how about what you will find at the bottom of the ingredients list and what the amount of salt was, where it came from and other little things? If you don’t have the opportunity to look at the ingredients list prior to you’re taking those healthy components that you’re already eating, please do it next time you eat another piece of the Healthy Thing.

6. Also be sure to take pictures.

When I look at a picture of a healthy thing I’m eating, I’m taking note of the things that are right and wrong, the benefits and pitfalls. The key to a healthy picture is to take note of the elements that are right, and things that need improvement, and the benefits of the item that can be used to enhance your health or performance.

7. Also, when I make a photo of a healthy thing I’m eating, I’m more likely to have that positive moment that will lead to a comment that the item is “good for me.”