I have been reading a lot about MasterMind Groups lately.
The concept of MasterMind Groups was first introduced by Napoleon Hill in the 1937 publication of Think And Grow Rich! You can download this book for free and it's a worthy read.
Hill wrote about the Mastermind principal as: "The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony."
He continues, "No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible intangible force, which may be likened to a third mind."
While MasterMind Groups are often used by entrepreneurs as a means to grow each member's business, they do not need to be limited to those seeking greater financial wealth. If you look at a MasterMind Group as a safe haven for members to collaborate and share knowledge and support, they can easily be adapted as a means for keeping you on track with diet and exercise.
In this day and age, claiming lack of social support in achieving your health and fitness goals is simply unacceptable. Online social networking is exploding and there is no lack of FREE support, if you choose to seek it out.
Blogs such as this one, health portals such as Gyminee.com and social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook give us immediate access to mentors, coaches and peers. I have personally made new friendships through online social networking.
If you are unable to find the social support you need at home, don't discount the Internet as a means for building a network of like minded individuals who are as passionate about health and fitness as you are; and who will support and challenge you to stay on course in 2009.