I bet that the trap has caught every one of us at some point. I know it’s grabbed me a couple of times. And it’s so bloody difficult to escape from it.
Here’s how it works. When things are going well, we often forget where we’re going.
Now, what do I mean by that?
It’s the easiest thing in the world to look at your journey and feel upset that you’re not there yet. It’s especially easy when you’re just starting out. You’re not seeing the changes straight away and you forget why you’re doing the things you’re doing.
Of course you forget. You can’t see anything happening.
That’s the trap because there’s plenty of good stuff happening.
You’re making so many small changes each and every day. And over time, they’re building up and helping you to get where you need to be. But...
That’s when the weight of the world weighs so heavy on your shoulders that the only thing that makes you feel better is to eat. You give in to your cravings and you just gorge yourself on so much food.
I know it’s a problem for a lot of people. Because let’s face it. You’re not going to find yourself 40 or 50 kilos overweight if you’re not binge eating to some extent. And usually, there’s an emotional issue that’s causing you to binge.
So what does it all mean for you if you want to break that cycle and start losing weight?
It’s all about accepting your own vulnerability and digging deeper into yourself. You’re looking for your pain point.
That’s the one bit of darkness inside that’s causing you to go and medicate yourself with food, drink, or whatever addiction you might have.
You have to confront that pain point. If you don’t, everything else you do is just a Band-Aid over...
People with their shit together don't judge. They cheer
I used to think success meant building companies as fast as possible and making loads of money. Then I went bust. Twice.
Think about how many other businesses do the same thing. They make loads of cash and then collapse.
That’s not what success looks like.
You can apply this to weight loss too. How many people lose weight and then put it back on? You might have done it yourself.
Here’s the key – fast isn’t always best.
Solid is best. You need a solid foundation or everything will fall apart. A business without a foundation collapses. A person trying to lose weight without something solid behind their efforts puts the weight they lose back on.
Fast is temporary.
We’ve got to be so careful about how we view success. There’s so much of this win, loss, win, loss stuff. It’s all fast and you want it right now. But if you get it fast, you’re not going to keep it.
Success comes from playing the long game. It...
The more weight loss becomes a by-product in your life, the more weight you’re going to lose.
Getting rid of your problems and making changes in your life are the real goals.
So here’s what I want you to do.
Grab a piece of paper and write down the numbers 1 to 5. Now, list five things that you want to improve.
Get really specific here. For example, one of your things might be to eat less sugar. Or you might want to consume less caffeine. Maybe you want to knock alcohol on the head.
These five things can be anything as long as they’re specific to you.
Once you’ve got your list, attach a rating to each of your five things. Just a number from 1 to 10 to describe the amount of pain this problem causes you. The higher the number, the more pain.
If you’re following my 21-day plan, you’ve done this already. If...
You see that home button, right. No matter what you do with your computer, you can use that home button to get back to where you started.
Look at your other devices. They’ve all got the same thing. Your phone, your tablet, or whatever you have has a home button.
Where am I going with this?
I want you to create a home setting for your mind. And here’s where that home setting takes you:
Highest and best.
That’s your default. It’s the place you’re going to come back to whenever life leads you anywhere.
Maybe your problems have knocked you off course. Maybe you’re experiencing some pain. You’ve binged on food or something and feel a bit off.
It can be enough to derail all of your weight loss efforts. Those feelings of guilt for going off track can wreak havoc on your mindset.
Just press the mental home button. Get back to where you need to be – highest and best.
If you don’t change now, where will you be in five years’ time?
Where will you be in 12 months?
Let me tell you.
You’re going to be right where you are right now.
You’ve got to keep growing and changing to get to where you want to be. It’s all about mindset. Look at things differently. Change the lens and use that new perspective to figure out what you’ve got to do differently.
But I know it’s hard. That’s why I’m going to give you a little tool to help you along.
It’s simple – attach pain to the problem.
That’s the absolute key to my method. People who’ve been in my TJM tribe for a while already know this.
Ask yourself what the biggest problem is in your life. Maybe it’s booze, or drugs, or food. There’s something in your life that’s a problem for you and you want to fix it.
Figure out what it is and attach pain to it.
MUST WATCH MINDSET GOLD quote... "thinking about outcome never benefits anybody.
Outcome was a consequence of what happens.
If I was in control of what I was doing to the best of my ability each and every shot then hopefully the outcome will take care of itself"
BOOM THIS is mindset gold
Process not outcome
Exactly the same with Weightloss
Throw the scales away and focus on process.
Maximum weigh in frequency is every 21 days
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