How many weight-loss diets have you tried? Be honest! Did any of them work for you? Yeah, I thought so. Diets suck!
You need lots of energy when you’re self-employed.
You can’t be dragging your butt because you’re starving yourself. You can’t afford to slow down so you eat fast-food crap and keep grinding away.
Of course your promise yourself you’ll eat better once you get caught up. Yeah, right!
Setting goals that don’t work
I’ve set a goal to get down to 200 pounds every year since 2004. Losing five pounds was the best I ever did. I even did 2000 miles on a bike one year. Still no progress! My blood pressure crept ever higher. I needed a breakthrough.
The power of the goal is how you say it
This year I changed a few words in my weight-loss goal. I’ve heard Tony Robbins say how our words shape our life. Yes, I knew this. But I still kept doing the same thing every year, expecting a different result.
But now I’m close to reaching my goal!
Changing my words made a HUGE difference.
- It made me focus on the end instead of the process.
- I wasn’t on a “diet.”
- I chose what to eat and what not to eat.
- I lost weight slowly.
- I didn’t give up when I got stuck.
- I don’t feel deprived.
Here is the secret!
I changed my goal to read “I will weigh 200 pounds by the end of 2017.”
Of course I made changes in what I eat. I cut way back on sugar!
And I’m back on my bicycle again (a mountain bike this time).
I haven’t met my goal yet. That’s because the year isn’t over. I will weigh under 200 at the end of the year.
But this morning the scales said 195.8.
I decided I needed some margin so Thanksgiving and Christmas don’t bump me over my goal.
Can you change your life with a few words?
Where are you stuck? Can you change a few words to give you super-power to focus on what you want?
Try it out! It could make the difference for you too.