Your One Step to Success

cravings dieting mindset planning temptations time management Jun 18, 2022

In the last post we talked about the 4 Steps to Overcoming a Temptation. We covered how to prepare ahead of time for the battle that will inevitably ensue once you decide to change up your routine or improve your current health.

Your Action Item was to write out all the obstacles, or the temptations, that would likely come up when you try to change your patterns and pursue your health goals. 

Then, you were to write down your Counter Attack, which included all the actions you could take to fend off those obstacles when they do arise (because they ABSOLUTELY WILL!)

THE NECESSITY OF DOING THESE STEPS IS VITAL and can determine whether you will overcome these obstacles or whether you will continue to struggle through them.

If I know anything to be true, it's that the reason most people "fail" in their attempts to change their lives is because they don't want to do the hard, yet vital work of showing up to the battle with a BATTLE PLAN.

 

ONE LIFE-CHANGING DECISION

In reality, it might take 10-15 minutes to actually write out all the things I've mentioned above, and this activity is more than half the battle, trust me!

And think about it, 10-15 minutes can easily be half the time you spend scrolling Facebook or Instagram. We all know how much time we waste doing 'the scroll" - am I right???

SO ALLOT 10 MINUTES IN YOUR DAY TO DO THIS EXERCISE!

DO IT TODAY......RIGHT NOW...

THIS ONE DECISION could seriously change your life!

I know that's a big statement, but it's true!

Once we become aware of WHY we do the things we do (or don't do), we can actually show up to the battle prepared.

AND PREPARATION IS HALF THE BATTLE (ask anyone in the military).

And to be perfectly clear... this one decision is you actually sitting down, writing out the temptations and obstacles you know you'll experience when you make a step or choice for your health (i.e. deciding to drink more water and less soda), and writing down ALL. THE. THINGS. you'll do to help overcome that temptation (i.e. have some sparkling water with lemon; drink some herbal tea; don't keep soda in the house; take a different route home so you don't pass by your favorite quick stop; etc.)

 

WHERE YOU WASTE THE MOST TIME

You will actually waste more time and energy thinking about all the things you should and could be doing then you will actually spending time doing those things.

Let me say that a different way, because it's pretty profound...

While it may be mentally challenging to think about and follow through with some of the tasks I have given you in these emails...

In reality it's even harder to keeping wishing for different circumstances!

IT'S HARD to keep selling yourself short!

IT'S HARD to not live to your full potential!

IT'S HARD to want something but not actually go for it!

IT'S HARD to second guess your capabilities instead of just testing them out, imperfectly.

 

ARE YOU SELLING YOURSELF SHORT?

How much time do you spend ruminating about the things you want (or need) to do?

Why do you hesitate to take any action to achieve them????

Are you afraid?... Why? What are you afraid of? What's the worst that could happen??

Do you fear failure? Why? Again, what's the worst that could happen? Failure can actually be your best teacher! 

Are you worried about what others think? Why? Why should their opinion about your actions affect what you know would be good for you? 

 

DO YOU SEE WHERE I'M GOING WITH THIS? 

 

So, what will it be for YOU???

What's it going to take for you to spend 5-10 minutes to ready your BATTLE PLAN?

It's the old saying of, "Why put off tomorrow what you can accomplish today!"

 

YOUR ONE STEP TO SUCCESS

If you haven't already, do the exercise outlined in the last email labeled "Counter Attack".

  • Write down a HEALTH GOAL 
  • Then write down all the OBSTACLES your brain and/or your life will throw your way to keep you from reaching that goal.
  • Then write down (for each obstacle) all the ways your going to COUNTER ATTACK

HERE'S AN EXAMPLE:

  • Goal: Eating a healthier breakfast
  • Obstacle: Too tired or not enough time to make anything healthy
  • Counter Attack: Schedule 10-20 minutes on Sunday to make protein balls, healthy breakfast cookies or pre-made overnight oatmeal jars to have on hand for these moments

Now, ideally, you do this process for every goal & obstacle that comes to mind (keep asking yourself, "What else?"). But if you only make time to do this with one goal, YOU'LL MAKE SIGNIFICANT HEADWAY!

SO OFF YOU GO!

 

Until next time,

XX Landon

 

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