- exercise 3 x/ week and eat wholesome, fresh foods.
So, WHY then, are so many people unsuccessful at reaching their weight loss / fitness goal???
Because doing these things for a few days or weeks in a row is easy… but doing them DAILY and turning them into habits is MUCH MORE DIFFICULT.
You may relate, and ask yourself: “why can’t I seem to get these habits to stick???”
I’ve asked myself the same thing about certain things along the way.
I’ve looked, in awe, at the people who embody the habits I want to achieve and wonder how it comes so easily to them.
But, at the same time, many people look at ME and wonder how staying so fit & healthy comes so easy to me.
I see both perspectives… both sides of the coin.
And what I know from these dual perspectives is that it’s nothing but simplifying actions and repeating them…over, and over, and over, and over, and over.
You must have help.
I have had a business coach for the past 4 years… and I do not plan on parting ways with him any time soon.
Rather than say “ok, he helped me grow my business by 50% from the time I started, so I’ll just stop working with him and take it from here”, I KNOW that working with him helps to hold me accountable and helps get me through the inevitable ruts that pop up from time to time.
Its’ the very act of having a coach that helps to KEEP me going.
I’ve adopted the mindset of: if it’s helped, do MORE of it, not less.
I believe this is where many people fail, as it relates to creating habits.
There’s this certain mystery around why you can’t get a habit to stick, even though you know what actions to take.
I’ll solve the mystery right now: its having external accountability.
Someone ELSE to hold your feet to the fire, to remind you to stay the course, and to give you a hand when you need it.
Because habits must endure difficulty and the most stressful parts of life, if they are to truly become habits.
After all- we manage to brush our teeth no matter how bad a day we have, right??
So, take the mystery out of habit development for yourself.
State a goal, and then list 3 actions that, when performed daily, will assist you in reaching that goal.
Then, enlist someone else (yes, someone besides yourself) to help hold you to it.