How long have you been trying to achieve your goals? It's
been a while now, hasn't it?
You know how to achieve your goals --eat healthy/exercise, put money in that emergency fund--so why are you still living in a mindset that you're disappointed with?
In my experience, people hold on to "unwanted" tendencies for very specific reasons. These reasons are on a subconscious level, which is where things get interesting.
Self-sabotage is your subconscious mind’s way of "protecting you".
Seems counterproductive, but it makes sense when you realize that it is a defense mechanism meant to keep things from changing. Your conscious mind says it wants to look and feel amazing, but your subconscious mind is pulling the strings behind the scenes, keeping your goals just out of reach.
As long as your subconscious mind thinks that you are safer being in your status-quo then you'll be stuck there.
Your most valiant efforts will be undermined by self-sabotage every single time.
But don't give up.
There's a way to turn everything around, and it all starts with finding out the reason that your subconscious mind equates the status-quo with being safe.
Once you turn the light on to that reason then it will no longer have any power over you.
Let's put on our psychological anthropologists hat and go dig around for your reason.
Do you believe... You don’t deserve it?
Has someone in your life made you believe that you aren’t worthy of success? Or that they wouldn’t accept you if you were more successful than they are?
Do you believe... Change is bad?
It’s common to fear the unknown, research shows that fear of the unknown is a wall that acts as an obstacle towards success. This could very well be the reason that you’re not reaching your goal. Being comfortable with where you are today could be the reason that you sabotage your efforts to improve your life through change.
Do you believe...Success will bring loss?
If you met your weight loss goal, would it bring out resentment and jealousy in your friends and family? Are you supposed to be the ‘screw-up’?
Do you believe...You’re not capable?
Are you unable to imagine yourself at your goal weight? Does the possibility of achieving your goal not seem real?
Spend time diving into your own mind to discover why it is that you aren’t meeting your goals. Once your whole mind is primed for success, then nothing will be able to stop you. It all starts with Faith. Not so much in a faith in something other than yourself, but in complete faith in yourself. Who better to believe in than yourself?
What the mind believes the mind can achieve.
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Track Of the Day - Where Is My Mind - The Pixies