You can always make a decision. Today. Right now. If you’re not happy, you can change it. Forge a new path in your mind. Right this second! The power is within you. You’ve done it with other things in the past – perhaps with organizing your desk or home, cleaning your car, getting your finances in order, meeting a deadline at work .. You can do it successfully with your fitness, as well.
“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” – Anthony Robbins
You really can do anything. Define and be sure of exactly what you want and do exactly the steps that will take you there.
Why do we know what we need to do yet not do it? Or, know what we should not do and do it anyway? Pain and pleasure. It’s emotional. It’s what we link to the action or result.
“We must link pain to our old behavior and pleasure to our new behavior, and condition it until it’s consistent .. we will all do more to avoid pain than we will to gain pleasure.” – Anthony Robbins
Have you wondered why some people are simply fit – they eat healthy, exercise often, and really, possibly even more perplexing, they enjoy it? Do you feel the opposite today and find it difficult to change your eating and exercise habits? Does it seem painful to you to make yourself do so?
It wasn’t long ago that I was in the same boat. I wasn’t mindful of what I ate, although I wanted to be thinner, and exercise was a chore – I had to psyche myself up each time. Today, I can’t imagine life without eating healthfully and exercising regularly.
How did that change? I am not special in this regard – I did what anyone can do and what many have done – I changed what I linked pain and pleasure to. There were steps of growth among the way, each starting with the fact that I didn’t want to be unhealthy and inactive any longer – the pain of not being confident in my body, and the pleasure I associated with tweaking my eating habits and exercise – the pleasure of feeling my body tighten up and look better in my clothing and the feeling of my muscles getting stronger. As I embraced these two concepts, the pleasure became more and more compelling as I saw the results I desired and the thought of going back to my old habits became painful. Habit fell into place.
The same can (and will) happen for you, if you want it – if you are truly ready to make a change. Change happens in an instant. Getting ready to change is what takes the great amount of time. When you are ready, you can make the quality decision that you’ll stick to changing your fitness, your wellness, and your life. Why not do it NOW?
I am here to help. Reach out and let me know that you’re ready to make that definite decision. But make certain you’re ready – because that’s exactly what will happen. I have the tools to help you along your journey, you simply have to be ready. 🙂
I look forward to connecting.
PS. Share this with someone you know it’ll benefit. Let’s change lives together!