Lasting success is powerfully tied to your beliefs. Your beliefs are also shaped by the conversations you’re having all day long with others, and most powerfully by the conversation you’re having in your head. It might be time to start challenging your inner voice.
What does yours sound like? What does it say?
Do you hear:
You are a loser. You’re fat and the only chance you have of people liking you is if you’re skinny. You’ll never be strong enough to do this, so just give up.
The good news is that this cruel, punishing voice that crushes your spirit, can be silenced. If you make a conscious decision to succeed, those words will be silenced by challenging that inner voice. You’ll have the strength to silence it. Whether you believe you’ll reach your goal and maintain a happy weight for the rest of your life…or that you’ve just wasted time on reading this post, either way, you’re right! Your mentality going in dictates your outcome.
Whatever you believe about dieting, you’re probably right. Whatever you believe about your abilities, your good luck or misfortune, your opportunities, the condition of your relationships, you’re probably right! Those who believe they can lose 100 pounds, but also worry they’ll gain it back, are correct. Those who believe they can lose 100 pounds and will keep it off, are correct! It starts with what you believe.
Your beliefs are also shaped by your habits. What you believe about yourself shapes the course of your life! So along with swapping that negative inner voice for a more positive, powerful one, you must forge new, positive habits. I’ve got your back! I’ll teach you simple daily habits that will lead you to lasting success.
Once you decide to succeed, you must give up thinking like a lifelong dieter. You’ve gotta lose the dieter’s mentality! That dieter’s mentality has conditioned you to view dieting as a temporary prison sentence. You end up cheating with “bad food” and then you get judged and punished…by yourself.
And you can handle it…for a while! Until one day, life deals you an insane amount of crap and you just can’t take it anymore. You rationalize that you’re entitled to a cookie and scarf it down. But you’ve just had the worst day ever, so screw it! You deserve another cookie! Then, just one more…a sleeve of cookies later, you concede. You’ve blown it, just like you knew you would. You might as well enjoy that bag of chips and a few spoonfuls of ice cream at this point. Disgusted with yourself, you decide you’ll start over, but you’ll wait after your upcoming vacation. You’re disappointed in yourself, unmotivated, and certain you’ll never get off this roller-coaster.
Break Out: Challenging your Inner Voice
Bust out of the prison of shame and guilt – the one YOU built! You’re a winner. From this day forward, success is your only option. It’s the only choice you have. If I told you your family’s life depended on you going the next 5 days with no food, no water, and no sleep, could you do it? Hell yes! Sit up straight, smile, and have the confidence of knowing you’ve already mastered the first step. You’ve just realized this whole thing hinges on your decisions to DO…not to try.
So let’s DO! You’re the only one that can hear your inner voice…but I want to challenge you to put yourself out there. Believe in yourself so much, that you’re willing to put it in a comment. Negativity gets deleted! So take a moment and think about the challenging conversations you’ve had with that inner voice. Make a conscious decision to put that voice to rest. That voice can only be quieted by YOUR decision to believe in YOU. I want you to believe so strongly in whatever’s in your heart, that you’re willing to shout it from the rooftops. If you’re willing to do that, below I want you to post in the comments, following this format, this is just an example (I want you to apply this example to your inner voice):
If your inner voice says: “you aren’t strong enough to do this, so just give up.”
I want you to post: “I believe I’m strong enough and I refuse to give up.”
What do YOU believe in!? Share it with me.
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