your story and state influence your outcome
my last column I discussed what I call the Playoffs of
Life; how they challenge us to stay strong and steady
throughout the chaos, and how having a strategy for change
alone is not sufficient to achieve our goals and live
the life we truly want.
all experience ups and downs, and struggles and victories.
I have witnessed this both as a human living my own life,
and as a fitness and weight loss expert who has assisted
thousands of people with their health goals.
has become increasingly clear to me is that having a goal
and a strategy is rarely enough to achieve lasting change.
Sure, taking action is critical, however without a solid
internal foundation, they are unlikely to
change is influenced strongly by two other elements -
your STORY and your STATE.
you change the story that you tell about yourself, and
the psychological and emotional state that you inhabit,
you change your life.
are three tips for doing just that.
your vocabulary - Should versus MUST
may know in your head that things should change, but often
the feeling in your gut that things must change often
comes later. A decision will not have staying power until
it comes from a place of MUST; if your actions are not
congruent with your desires you'll never be fulfilled.
What are your musts?
your limiting beliefs
fear of failure, loss and pain can be paralyzing, mentally
and physically. Worry serves as little more than a noose
around the neck. It can be scary to make a big change,
but what if your goal is not necessarily to live long,
but to live healthily and with purpose and intent?
only have one life, and it's happening now. Face your
fears, make a difference.
people and influences that we allow into our lives are
a huge factor impacting our state. It's critical to recognize
- and then reduce or eliminate exposure to - those who
will cut you down for your choices and efforts to live
a healthier and more meaningful life.
you can't eliminate their presence entirely, but you can
reduce your exposure, or the way you receive or choose
to respond to these inputs.
is your state/story? Are you ready to create lasting change?
friend and transformation coach,
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