Right so that title seems a little click-bate like, so i’m going to say that these are all in my opinion but they are also shared opinions with many successful people along with body transformation coaches and life coaches. Now that’s out of the way lets get into it…
Okay so from all the books I’ve been reading and my own personal experience I believe that there are 3 main reasons as to why people give up with something whether this be a diet or a new years resolution like start a business or learn Chinese etc. If I am completely honest these are 3 things that I need to work on and I will be working on doing and improving in my own life as well.
These three things are:
- Doing/changing too much too quickly.
- Not being held accountable.
- Not setting sensible goals along the way so get demotivated because they only see the big task instead of lots of small steps.
So first off we’ll start with the doing or changing too much too quickly part, us human beings are amazing and we can accomplish incredible things however we are not robots. Let’s say you are a little over weight and want to shred a couple stone and get that ‘beach ready body’ (I take issue with this idea of having to be skinny and toned to be beach ready but that’s one for another time) for summer so you decide to go to the gym 5 times a week, stop going out and socialising with your friends and drinking at the weekends and eat all healthy foods and cut out all sugary and “bad” foods from your diet even though you don’t like half the healthy foods you’re eating..
If you do this you are almost certainly going to quit, this is just too much change for your brain to handle and after a few weeks your new regime will slip and you’ll go back into old habits, this is because not only will it make you feel stressed and miserable but most people can only really commit to one or two big habit changes at a time, obviously there are exceptions to this but the majority of people can only do one or two.
However if change one or two things at a time and be consistent with it it’ll become a habit and your much more likely to stick with it. This is something that I learnt from Jamie Alderton’s book ‘Mindset With Muscle’ (just in case you want to learn more about it, seriously its a great book if you are serious about changing and improving your mindset hence why I rave on about it about).
As you can tell by the title I am splitting this blog topic into three different posts and i’m going to release one a day for the next few days, this is because I have a lot to say on this one and I don’t want it to drag on and people to get bored. I would rather post three blog posts than a long essay. I am going to leave you with two quotes today as I have used the most relevant one before and I really like the other:
“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“A negative mind will never give you a positive life”
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