If you believe in God, you believe he is watching over you. You believe he is pleased and disappointed by the things you do. You believe he is in control of what happens in your life.
Even if you don’t believe in God, you have someone, somewhere, who is depending on you. There is always someone who is invested in you and is either pleased or disappointed.
Pleased or disappointed are the only two outcomes for everything you do. You’ll either please those who matter most to you, or you’ll disappoint them.
Whether by God or by fate, opportunities are placed before you every day to either please or disappoint. How about that menu before you? Gluttony is a sin. Your spouse and your children want a healthy and fit you, not an overweight sickly you. The decision about what to order has nothing to do with your own selfish desire. The decision has 100% to do with pleasing or disappointing those who matter most to you.
Get out of your own way and allow yourself the chance to please those who matter most. When you do, the results will follow. Better health, better relationships, better attitude, less stress, more time, all follow when you start pleasing those who matter most to you, and stop disappointing yourself with failures.