Would you like to be thinner? Leaner? Less fat? Have better habits? And feel more positive about life?
You may think that change is hard...that it takes a looooonnnnngggg time. While anything worth having takes work and takes time, it doesn't have to be the daunting task that you envision it to be.
I personally believe that lasting change can happen in an instant. You'll see what I mean by that in a second.
For now, let's get back to talking about you, specifically. What is the biggest part of your life that you want to change? Do you have inches to lose? Do you have preventable diabetes? Do you have a pair of jeans that you want to fit into? Or maybe you have an unreached goal completely unrelated to fitness.
What specifically is keeping you from making this change in your life?
According to professional speaker and author, Tony Robbins, it’s the preparation for change that takes times. In the end there’s a single instant when the change occurs.
Here are the 3 steps to instantly create a lasting change and a reinvent you.
Step #1 to Reinvent Yourself: Believe that something in your life must change.
Do you kinda want to get into shape, or do you absolutely have to lose the weight? Does dropping a few pounds sound nice, or is living another day in your current body simply unbearable? In order to reinvent yourself, you must believe wholeheartedly that things must change.
Read that paragraph again...take it all in. Because it's that important.
Step #2 to Reinvent Yourself: Believe that you must change it.
It is vital that you take full responsibility in making the change rather than assigning responsibility elsewhere. Sure, others may help you, but in the end you are the one who is going to make it happen. You have to want this change enough to make it your personal mission—no one else can do it for you.
So the question is...do YOU truly want to change and are YOU willing to take responsibility for all that it takes to make that change?
Step #3 to Reinvent Yourself: Believe that you can change it.
Don’t let past failures get you down. The truth is that you are capable of amazing things when you put your mind to it. Believe that you are able to lose weight or to make any other positive change in your life.
Why do most people fail to make change stick? They rely on willpower. This works for awhile, but you’ll soon revert back to what’s comfortable. The solution?
Change what you are comfortable with. People are motivated by two things: 1) to avoid pain and 2) to gain pleasure. When you want to change a behavior pattern the key is to associate pain with the behavior that you don’t want and pleasure with the behavior that you do want.
You know that you want to lose weight and to do so you need to quit eating comfort food late at night. You also know that you need to start being way more consistent and frequent with your workouts. Up until this point your brain is trained to associate pleasure with eating comfort food late at night and to associate pain with exercise.
It’s time to retrain your brain to feel good about exercise and to feel bad about eating late at night. Think about all of the negative things related to being overweight and connect these unpleasant thoughts to your late night snack. Now think about all of the wonderful things about being in shape and connect these pleasant thoughts to exercise.
You are capable of making big changes in your life.
Remember, change can happen in an instant.
Are you ready to transform your lifestyle and body?