Think Yourself Thin: Whether You Believe You Can or You Can’t, You’re Right!

I went through lots of different titles for this post – believe in the impossible, believe in miracles, believe in the possible….but none of them really said what I wanted to say.  In the end this quote from Henry Ford “whether you believe you can or you can’t, you’re right” fitted perfectly.  Believe you can do it and quite simply you will achieve it.

When people talk about weight loss they can often come up with a whole bunch of reasons as to why they are not at their ideal weight:

  • I just can’t lose weight
  • I have a slow metabolism
  • I like food too much
  • Diets never work for me
  • It’s genetic, my family are all fat – it’s not my fault
  • I don’t have time to eat properly or exercise
  • I have no willpower
  • I don’t like exercise
  • I’m too lazy

Do any of those statements look just right, ring a bell, or connect with you?  Can you see yourself saying or thinking one or more of them?  Is there something else that you say or think?  What are your personal works of fiction on this topic?  Jot them down and we’ll come back to them in a second.

What do all those statements have in common?  They’re limiting decisions, they’re limiting beliefs and they’re big, fat EXCUSES!  You’re making excuses for not achieving what you want, you’re putting blame outside yourself on the world and other people and giving yourself justification for not achieving what you claim you want.  You’re abdicating responsibility.  Those statements are holding you back from being the person you what to be.

It’s time to take responsibility, search for a solution, find ways to learn from paths that don’t bring you success and to end the fight between your mind and your body.   Your thoughts and actions have created your body and they can change your body.  After all what you put in your mouth, and how much exercise you take, is your choice….

Take one of the excuses that resonates for you.  Say it out loud and feel the negative emotions that are linked to it.  Now ask yourself – what can you learn from that statement that will allow you to let go of those negative emotions easily and effortlessly and let them float away?  What can you learn that’s positive, that’s just for you and that will help you achieve your goal moving forwards?  Repeat the process for each of the statements you jotted down earlier.

Now, suppose none of those excuses you jotted down are true – try it on – how do you feel?  Empowered, energised, powerful, focused, or perhaps the fog has lifted?  Now ask yourself – can I achieve my goal?

[Picture credit –  Microsoft Clip Art]
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2 responses to “Think Yourself Thin: Whether You Believe You Can or You Can’t, You’re Right!

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