What do you want?
We often start a change process thinking about what we don’t want. For instance:
- I don’t want to be carrying excess body fat.
- I don’t want to feel out of shape.
- I don’t want to take all these medications.
- I don’t want to feel unattractive and unsexy.
- I don’t want to feel out of control of my eating.
That’s a good start. But it’s not exactly a clear action plan, is it?
You have to keep going from there to define what you do want.
How about this?
- I want to be lean and healthy, with some solid dense bones and muscle.
- I want to be in better shape — strong, fast, flexible, agile, physically capable.
- I want to take fewer medications, or get off my medications entirely.
- I want to feel like a stud.
- I want to eat normally, intuitively, and sanely. I want to nourish my body with smart food choices.
Well, that feels way more inspiring.
It also starts to give us a blueprint for taking action.
Tell yourself what you want.
Not what you don’t want.