I want to talk about a principle that’s vital to success in ANY goal you may wish to achieve, weight loss related or not. In fact, I’ll be honest and tell you that I frequently floundered instead of hitting goals until I discovered this secret.
The principle I’m talking about is the principle of clear intentions.
Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this power tool. You’d only be doing yourself a disservice.
Having a clear intention means knowing EXACTLY what you want to accomplish, and EXACTLY how you are going to accomplish it. If you’re not clear about what you want, you’ll end up with mixed, confused results. If you don’t know exactly how are you’re going to accomplish your goal, then you’ll going to make half assed attempts at it, scatter your efforts and scatter your energies. The chance that you’ll hit your goal is minimal, at best.
Having clear intentions is like having a laser-guided homing system…you can COUNT on getting what you want!
So…how can we apply this powerful thing to our weight loss efforts?
Grab a piece of paper and pen, then spend a few minutes answering these 5 questions. The more detailed and focused your answers, the more power you’ll unleash to hit your goals.
- What are the reasons I want to lose weight?
- What EXACT steps am I going to take to lose this weight?
- How much weight do I want to lose?
- What exactly do I need to learn or what resources do I need to acquire in order to hit my goal?
- When am I going to start?
Like I said, the more detailed your answers, the clearer your intentions. And the clearer your intentions…the closer you are to changing your life!