Nick Saban is a very polarizing figure, particularly in Alabama. Almost everyone you talk to about him will have a strong opinion, one way or the other.


I am a proud Auburn graduate, but I have to admit I like the way Nick Saban approaches getting the job done. Here is a great quote about why his programs are so successful:


"Well, the process is really what you have to do day in and day out to be successful," he said. "We try to define the standard that we want everybody to sort of work toward, adhere to, and do it on a consistent basis.


And the things that I talked about before, being responsible for your own self-determination, having a positive attitude, having great work ethic, having discipline to be able to execute on a consistent basis, whatever it is you're trying to do, those are the things that we try to focus on, and we don't try to focus as much on the outcomes as we do on being all that you can be."


You can apply all of those things to your own exercise program. Getting results is a combination of all the things you do to make a difference.


1. Being responsible for your own self-determination

You have to set goals that mean something to YOU. Not your doctor, not your family, not your friends. You are the one that is going to have to do the work, so focus on what works for you. There is power in taking ownership of your future, rather than blaming others for set backs.


2. Having a positive attitude

Every morning you wake up, you have a choice. You choose what attitude you are going to have that day, just like you do the clothes you wear. Wake up and put on that positive attitude shirt and watch your days get better.


3. Having great work ethic/discipline

It is not easy to stay healthy. It is not easy to go into every day fighting the fat loss battle. Staying in great shape is a constant grind that is too much for a lot of people. You've done hard things in your life before.


What got you through those hard times? Why not apply that hard work to the most important asset you own? Your health.


4. Focus on being all that you can be

Focus on getting healthy first. Doing the things it takes to get results: eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, healthy stress relief. Concentrate on doing those things first, not weight loss or how you look.


When you change that mindset over and pour your energy into the things it takes to get results, rather than wasting time looking in the mirror at your problem areas, it makes it much easier to get rid of those problem areas!


You will get there, keep doing the right things.