“In order to change you must be sick and tired of being sick and tired”
Over the years I’ve read thousands of books and attended countless seminars on subjects such as goal setting, success, achievement, happiness…you mention it, I have done it!
I learnt a lot. I mean, I memorised the stuff, but never really put it into practice.
I used to wonder why after so many hours studying, so much knowledge, I wasn’t making things happen in my life.
The truth was, I was not able to achieve anything because back then I thought I wasn’t an “achiever”. I thought certain people are the type of people who accomplish a lot in life, and that I was not that type of person.
To support that belief, all I was really doing was daydream now and again about certain things I thought would be nice to have in my life. But I wasn’t doing anything to get those things.
And as my dear mum says: dreaming nice things is great, but only while your asleep.
While awake, you must do more than daydream.
The thing is, deep inside, I used to think that the things I wanted were unattainable for me. That they were ok for other people to have, but that they weren’t really for me.
Part of the excuse why I didn’t take action was my childhood programming. Part of it was pure laziness. I was too comfortable for my own good.
I had learnt that your beliefs about yourself and the world determine your behaviour, and consequently the results you get in life.
But I didn’t really know what this really meant, or how it applied to me.
I didn’t even know that limiting beliefs can be shed, just like snake skin, and that you can adopt new more useful ones, that will allow you to move forward swiftly, and live the life you really want to live.
It was only when I discovered nlp and hypnosis that I learnt how you can do this really quickly.
From personal experience, and from coaching clients, I now know that in order to speed up this process, it helps that you are really fed up. That you have just had enough of your present situation. And that change is the only way forward for you.
You have to want something so badly, that the thought of not having it doesn’t even cross your mind. And if it ever does, it totally and utterly repulses you to the point that you will do anything, whatever it takes, to get what you want.
Think about this for a second…
Most people who seem to naturally lead a healthy lifestyle will tell you things like: ”It’s part of who I am”, “I couldn’t live any other way”, or “There’s no way I’d ever eat that/do that”…
This is because when you have made the decision that this is the type of person you really are, you get so much pleasure out of everything it involves, that the thought of not being healthy is just unfathomable.
This is the way I think now. Things that in the past used to be a chore, are now an intrinsic part of my everyday life.
I do them naturally and almost unconsciously, because I reprogrammed my mind so I could be the person I wanted to be.
Making decisions around food are not a struggle, but very quickly and easily made.
I don’t force myself to exercise. I look forward to it.
I am not a slave to the scales. And I don’t waste any time and energy feeling guilty, bad, or focusing on what I don’t like about myself, or what I don’t want.
Because that is not how a truly healthy and fit person behaves.
If you too want to make some big lasting changes, then you have to stop wishing, hoping, daydreaming you were slimmer, healthier, fitter…
You have to believe you already are those things with every single cell in your body, from the very core of your being.
Believe in your mind, and your body will follow.
It’s not about forcing yourself to believe though. It’s about reprogramming your mind so you can become the person you want to be.
Do this and you’ll be supersonically accelerating the process of looking the way you want to look, and feeling the way you want to feel.
Reprogramming your mind for success
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