Have you ever wondered why you never seem to accomplish what you set out to do? Do you wonder why the motivation to change starts out fierce but soon fizzles out with excuses and then acceptance?
Consider this, maybe there is more to it than “will power” or “good luck.” Consider that there may be 6 critical things that are not in place. Without these 6 things in place, CHANGE will not happen or last.
1. You Must Believe It In Order To Achieve It
Belief – It always seems easier to get back to a place you once knew. If at one time you were fit and your ideal weight but lost your way you will likely have an easier time returning to that once great place because you knew it before. If you have never ever felt great about yourself and never at any time been at your ideal state then you likely don’t believe it is possible. You may try different things but if deep down you really don’t “believe” that you can be or look a certain way that will almost certainly lead to self-sabotage. If you feel that no workout plan or program will ever work for you because in the past you have not achieved the results you wanted then guess what? It will NEVER work for you! To change this you have to change your mind set. You have to look at things from a fresh point of view. With an open mind. Let go of the idea that something will not work for you and BELIEVE that it will.
2. Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone!
Comfort – We tend to always go back to comfort zones. When the workout gets too “uncomfortable” or “hard” or when the meal plan gets too “complicated” we automatically go back to comfort. Our bodies and our minds know how to quickly reset to our comfort zones. You have to get UNCOMFORTABLE if you want to become comfortable with new results. Until we shift our definition of comfort our old ways and habits will continue to get in our way and create road blocks.
3. Get Really, Really Selfish
“What’s in it for me” – There has to be a reward. You have to know why you are fighting the good fight. If you are trying to lose weight for someone else it will be very hard to make the change. You have to dig deep and really understand what is in it for you. Many people have confessed that they want to get thin for the sole purpose of looking a certain way. And then they cannot stick to the plan. No wonder… If you spend your time curled up in your comfy clothes, sweats or pajamas on the couch, watching t.v. and a pint of ice cream or box of cookies calls your name it is highly likely how you look is not important to you at that moment! So, you go back to your good old comfort zone. The only way to address this is to really dig deep and think about your ultimate goals. The real reason “WHY” you want this. How will it make you FEEL to reach your goal? Will it improve your relationship? Your business? Consider making a dream board to look at daily as a reminder to what is in it for you.
4. Knowledge Is Power
Knowledge – You have to know what to do. Spend time learning and researching. Don’t just “follow a plan” learn why it is good and why it will work. Don’t just take someone’s word for it. Rather, do the research for yourself, learn all you can about it so you truly understand it. When you understand why too much sugar is not good for you or why doing certain exercises a certain way are effective you will be more likely to commit and push past your comfort zone.
5. Stop Merely Trying and Just Commit Already.
Commit. Don’t Try. Once you know what to do and how to do it, commit to it. Trying will never work. Commit and conquer.
6. Consistency Is Everything
Consistency is the most important step of all. You must be consistent. It did not take you a short period of time to get off track. You cannot and will not be able to undo it in a day, a week or a month. Be consistent, push through, commit to making things happen and a new you will emerge.
That’s it! Get these 6 things in place and go with it!! …because your life is going to change for the better and take you places you never thought you could go!!!
So now… excuses or solutions…YOU decide! Choose wisely.