"Obstacle is the way"
I heard this quote from Stephen Larsen on a podcast this morning when he was talking about business.
Then I realised that obstacles are the way to succeed not only for entrepreneurs and businesses, but for anyone who has a goal to achieve.
I want to use this powerful quote to talk about weight loss goals.
For you to succeed in weight loss you need to overcome obstacles.
But what we start the process with the thought: "I want this to be super easy."
Do you know why most people aren't successful in losing weight?
Because it's hard.
They start facing the obstacles and then they just give up.
That happens because we believe that losing weight should be easy.
And we shouldn't feel any negative emotion during the process, that's when emotional eating comes up strong.
We start overeating to numb the "horrible" feelings that obstacles bring to us.
I'm glad it's not easy, because you have to overcome the hard things to become the person who can lose weight and keep it off forever.
You're either going to go through it to the other side and lose the weight or you go back to the cave and hide from the obstacles.
If it was easy, everyone would do it.
It is supposed to be hard. but not impossible.
It's ok to have obstacles, just keep moving forward.
Ok, enough of bad news. Let me tell you where most of the obstacles come from.
Are you ready?
They come from your mind.
They are thoughts like this:
It's too hard.
I don't know what to do.
I can't control myself around food.
I can't say no to people offering me food.
I have no will power
I have no self-discipline
There's something wrong with me.
I don't want to feel deprived.
These are only few examples of thoughts that you will have to overcome in order to achieve your weight loss goal.
That's the good news.
If 90% of the obstacles we will face are in our own mind, we can learn how to manage our mind and overcome them.
Obstacles are the way to succeed. They are not optional.
So, you get to choose here.
1) Keep trying to lose weight and giving up every time a obstacles shows up.
2) Learn how to manage your mind, so you can overcome all the obstacles and achieve your goal.
What's going to be? Put your number below in the comments.