Responsibility 199, what is it?

Responsibility 199 is a belief; I believe that to be healthy and to increase my longevity I need to weigh 199 pounds or less...
Responsibility 199 is a need; I need to reduce my weight, reduce my percentage of body fat, and the elevated threat of disease my present condition presents...
Responsibility 199 is a mission; I recognize that achieving 199 will be a challenge, perhaps the hardest I have ever undertaken...
Responsibility 199 is a commitment; I acknowledge that I must commit to action, commit to change, commit to myself and those I love to achieve this mission, to increase my longevity...
Responsibility 199 is ME.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Day 389 - Leadership 199 / Trait 2 of 14: Bearing

Did you get a charge out of Trait 1: Dependability? I know I got fired up writing it and reading your comments. Fired Up I Tell Ya!! No way I was going to have a bad Tuesday after the high I was on from writing that post. And a great Tuesday I had. Looking forward to Wednesday being just a great if not more so.  

Deep breath, clear mind, let's power ahead into our second trait…

Leadership 199 / Trait 2 of 14: Bearing

Defined: Creating a favorable impression in carriage, appearance and personal conduct at all times.

Discovered: Conduct, personal-conduct, is a noun in that sentence. Mrs. English, yes I really had an English teacher named Mrs. English, well she would not approve of this but I choose to see 'conduct' as a verb here. And if noun-abuse is not to be tolerated, then I offer another sentence...
Bearing is the manner in which you conduct yourself.

Just how do you behave in your mission to get healthy? Do you go through the motions of whatever program you are following while longingly looking forward to being done with what you are doing?

Be honest! If you answered 'Yes' to that follow-up question and that is how you conduct yourself some of most of the time, well then allow me this moment of boldness to say that your bearing is OFF.

You cannot lead effectively just going through the motions! 

Leadership with bearing is to...
  • Arrive Alert in the face of your challenges & with Desire for the results you deserve.
  • Stand Competent & Confident, that you have what it takes to succeed
  • Conduct yourself so that you Control the motion that is your life.
Da-Point: Conduct yourself against the highest of standards. Never accept that behaving in a manner less than the maximum of your ability is acceptable.

Is your bearing up to the challenges you face?

Responsibility 199 - Gotta Do It!!


  1. YES!!! I stood confident & in control this morn & had a workout that was not short of awesome!!!

    You go Patrick! Liking how you use these traits to write great posts!

  2. Some days it is but some days it isn't. I need to strive for consistency. I bet consistence will be one of your main points somewhere along the line. :)

  3. Patrick - this is a wonderful series, very motivating and inspiring. My bearing is up to the challenge. I'm so glad your post is waiting in my Google Reader each morning. Have a fantastic day!

  4. YES! I am certainly not going through the motions this time. THIS is what has made the difference this time as opposed to all the other times. I want the lifestyle, yearn for the lifestyle and I don't feel guilty when I fall...I feel that I've let myself down which is the difference. Instead of feeling weak, I feel empowered to make the changes necessary to be successful. I packed my gym bag this morning KNOWING I was going to work out this afternoon, not just HOPING I could stay motivated.

  5. Very good post and I'm enjoying these new topics.