What is the biggest problem with having goals? Not the goals themselves. Most of us have goals with self improvement in mind. The problem is they lead us to try to do everything at once. When that proves too much or too hard, we give up.
What we don't realize is the steps that will lead us toward our goals are very different from the goals themselves.
Have you ever said: "I wish I had more motivation" or "I'm just too lazy" or "I wish I had as much willpower as you"?
We all have. But what if I were to tell you that anyone can build sustainable habits starting RIGHT NOW using a simple formula?
This fits in nicely with my 7 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Be Building Muscle series.
Habit building guru James Clear believes weight training can make you into a more happy, confident and healthy person, who can then contribute more value to the world. Are you wondering what makes this statement true?
You meticulously count calories, diligently tracking everything that goes into your mouth. Of course you've figured out exactly how many calories you need each day to lose weight. You have a sports watch to track how many you burn. Everything goes onto a spreadsheet or an app like My Fitness Pal.
If you don't lose weight you double down. You start restricting things. Perhaps working out more. But the scale won't move. Or maybe you lose some weight but gain it back (like most people).
As you get more and more frustrated with yourself (and wondering why you're so moody and tired) you rack your brain to figure out what's going on. Well, I have a theory. It's the calorie itself and you should stop counting them.
Did you ever think you weren't smart, talented, outgoing, fast, or [insert trait] enough to reach your health, career or life goals? While it is true that your unique DNA is fixed, your mental toughness or grit is not. Anyone can develop it and be successful. Yes, you too!
Now you are probably wondering why grit is so important and how you can develop it. The secret is turning the mental into the physical.
Do you always feel like things are happening TO YOU? According to Carl Jung, you have a lot more control than you think.
Self-knowledge is the understanding of our thoughts and behaviors and how they influence our everyday lives. Armed with this knowledge we will have made the unconscious conscious. Once above the surface, we can notice and name false beliefs, negative emotions and self-sabotaging behaviors. Then we can begin to take action against these tendencies and can better direct the course of our own lives.
You don't have to be an Olympic body builder or train like one to get stronger, move better, be healthier, and feel and look great.
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