Let’s suppose your fitness health goal is to drop 10 kilos while toning up.
Well assume that:1) You’ve created affirmations and a visualisation goal board.
Belief without action is useless
- James 2:26
After completing these steps you may well feel like you’ve done your bit and it’s time to hand your goal over to the universe.
But joining a gym is one thing... Five minutes of paperwork and you’re a member.
To get results from that gym is another.
Some people are big into knowledge but there’s a difference between knowledge and use.
Others hang their hopes on affirmations but affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
Many stock pile wisdom but wisdom must be invested in activity or it can't produce results.
The bottom line is knowing what to do is not enough, you must do what you know.
Pump the weights, snort and work up a sweat - Just do it!
I make men do what they don't want to do so they can become what they want to become.
- Tom Landry, former coach of the Dallas Cowboys
We all know that we should exercise.
We all know that we should read personal development books as thought goals.
We all know that we should spend more time with our family to achieve our quality relationship goals...
But shoulds are not enough. Our shoulds have to become musts.
Let’s start with the carrot.
How does this make you feel?
Now the stick.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, it might have been.
- Maud Muller
Is this what you want?
Pain is something that we all experience. The difference is the pain of discipline weighs ounces, the pain of regret ways tons.
Without action nothing in your life is going to change, so use the carrot (discipline) and the stick (regret) to turn your shoulds into musts.