Just a quick experience share here.
Like most people, I used to feel bad about myself for the countless mistakes, failures and shortcomings I’ve had in my life. So much so that I developed an addiction to those debilitating feelings. Last year I learned that “every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit”, as Napoleon Hill said. At first it didn’t seem plausible to me, but as time went by, I understood why he said that. That “seed” of an equivalent or greater benefit is a lesson. It’s the seeds (lessons) that till the soil (mastery).
So I simply made an inventory of my lessons and re-examined my goals.
In week 5, I mentioned the first of my SMART goals: shedding 12 kg (26.5 lbs) within 3 months. In just 3 weeks, I’m already down 4 kg (8.8 lbs). It’s great to be ahead of schedule, but what’s working for me? About a month and half ago, I presented to my subconscious mind the idea of me being in world-class shape. I now do this every day by ways of active and passive suggestion. For example, sitting for 15 minutes, thinking about the future self. Another example, looking at and touching the SMART goal filled Colored Shapes mentioned in Week 7’s post. These are just tidbits from the list of daily things we do in the MKMMA experience to harness our potential.
For slimming down, I always had the right programs, methods and advices. I knew what to do and how to do it, but I never knew how to make that consistency ease for me. Thanks to what I’m learning recently, I’ve been able to pepper my mind with suggestions that trigger feelings of achieving my life’s authentic desires. It’s so amazing, it goes beyond the “life hack” level!
Some people may know, that it takes 3-4 weeks to build a habit. I coupled what I learned recently with my general knowledge of behaviors. In the Influencer by Joseph Grenny, it’s explained that focusing on results is not effective. Focusing on behaviors however is effective. Normally folks try to create a whole washing list of do’s and don’ts. I used to do that too. This time, it’s just 3 vital behaviors (do’s) to execute every day. One hour walk (got rid of my bycicle, I only walk now), 3 liters of water, 6-7 healthy meals. Basketball practices/games are the extra mile. I have no clue what the in between results are daily, but I do know that the behaviors are getting me there way ahead of time.