Why Willpower Alone Will Burn You Out
Now that you’ve decided to start getting fit and strong how are you going to make sure you
don’t give up?
I hear about fellas who have bags of willpower which is why they always get what they want
Thing is though
If you rely on willpower
^^^ You’re constantly forcing a situation to get a result
Let’s take weight loss as an example
You decide you need to lose a few pounds (a modest goal but we all know it’s not as easy
as all that)
You find a diet that will work for you
You stick to it for a month
You lose the weight
Is that it?
What happens when you go back to what you used to eat?
You already know the answer right (as do I because I did this a lot over the years)
You put it all back on
But what if you could find a way that doesn’t rely on willpower
What if you could start something that takes very little effort
Something that has no end
Only a beginning and a journey
Because the result is a feeling rather than some number on the scales
A feeling of self-worth, happiness, freedom
It can be done
All you have to do is ask yourself the following questions
And I want you to write down the answers (get a pen and I’ll wait right here for you)
1) What do you want to achieve in your health and fitness?
Write it down
Read it back
You’ll realise that this is your number one goal right now
In this moment
Which leads me nicely onto the next question
2) If you got what you wanted in the first question
What would change in your life?
Again – write it down
Spend a bit of time and just write whatever appears in your thoughts
Ok last question
3) If you got what you described in the answers to 1 & 2
How would you FEEL?
THIS is your why…
This is why you want to lose a few pounds
The simple realisation that taking away the process based method and actually working
towards a feeling…
Something that can’t really be measured except by the smile on you face
And the fullness in your heart
Is hugely powerful…
Do you think this will get you a better result than forcing yourself to diet?
No need to write that one down…