In our last blog message we shared about 3 T’s to Trimming Fat. Recall, those were: Teamwork, Tools and Technology. If you missed that piece, we encourage you to go back and read it! Moving forward, we want to touch on one more critical T … your THINKING! Now, you may ask:
“What does the way I think have to do with my weight or my health?”
First, let’s admit it, starting and sticking with a weight loss journey almost ALWAYS has its ups-n-downs. That’s exactly why we are committed to providing a good systematic and supportive approach to this epidemic-like condition. Many clients very easily and effectively lock into their “WHY” as we call it. That is their personal, meaningful and compelling reason to make the effort, create change and succeed. These people identify their “why”, focus on it and relentlessly pursue it.
At the same time, there are others in the world who can’t quite seem to ever make their “why” big enough. There is always something more important, more stressful or let’s call it what it really is, more comfortable than reaching and living at their ideal weight. This group of people seem to stay “stuck in their stuff”. The good news is there IS help for these folks, too. That’s what we want to touch on here in this piece.
Do you ever get in a funk when it comes to your weight loss or weight maintenance? Nearly all people do at times. The key is to hold tightly to some fundamental success principles. We must pay attention to where our energy and focus is being directed. Think about this statement...
“What You Think About You Bring About!”
This is one of the greatest and most fundamental principles of a positive and productive mindset. In fact, it sometimes seems that nearly all psychological, personal change and self-improvement teaching is little more than commentary on this irrefutable “law”. So, what does it even mean?
Here’s the deal. Whatever we allow to occupy our mind or proactively feed INTO it is what tends to magnify in our life. Whether the subject of our thoughts is good or bad, the law works and the condition grows. Just the same, any subject that we keep OUT of our mind tends to diminish in our life. In other words, what we do NOT use atrophies.
The fact is this can work FOR us … or AGAINST us. The more one thinks about their illness, the worse it becomes. The more we focus on our challenges and imperfections, the more evident they seem to be. On the other hand, the more we think of our self as a healthy, vibrant human BE-ing who is on a positive path toward our ideal weight, the better the progress is … and the healthier we tend to become.
The more we focus on our grievances or injustices suffered, the more such trials seem to show up. And the more we think of the good fortune we have had in our life along with the many blessings we currently have, the more we seem to receive.
Grasping the fact that this law is omnipresent, and realizing that we are in complete control of our thoughts is as critical to our success as any “secret” we may stumble upon. There really is no magic formula for health, wellness or even weight loss without a healthy and positive thought process.
Our thoughts will not only affect, but will literally create the successes and failures in our life. That includes a weight loss journey! So, here is the final thought:
Will YOUR results be poor, average, good or great? The choice is yours!
Need some help keeping your thoughts on track and your eye on the prize? Just click, call or come in today! It’s what we do!