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Think You’re Ready to take control of your life? You Might Be Wrong

Everyone who ever started a health journey thought they were ready to change. They came to terms with how much they disliked their current existence and they declared themselves ready to kick it to the curb and get healthy.

So why do so many of us fail?  Fact is, most of us dive into change fuelled by self-loathing and/or poor confidence and not necessarily ready or equipped with the right tools to change.

Think of your body like your house.  Maybe at one time it was a showplace, meticulously cared for, and the talk of the neighbourhood.  Or maybe it was always a bit of a fixer-upper. 

Regardless, when you are ready to renovate your home you accept that it will take time, money, commitment, and a plan.  You know that your dream house isn’t going to appear tomorrow.  So why don’t we treat ourselves the same way?

You may think you’re ready to shed whatever that’s holding you back, but you might just be wrong.  And that might be why you keep failing.  So instead of jumping in with both feet, how about we take a look at some foundation issues.  I’ll walk you through it!

Here are 5 Foundational Commitments For Getting back in the drivers seat of your life

Owning it

Are you ready to accept where you are and how you got here?  Are you ready to trust the process and commit to the journey?  Lets take full inventory of where you are at right now. What needs work?  Before you can begin you really do have to embrace your power, set aside all the blaming and complaining, and push through your fears.  Your choices brought you to this place and better choices will take you someplace new.

Going all in

If you really want to discover your happiest, healthiest self, you are going to need to make a lifelong commitment to change.  We are not talking about a coat of paint.  We are talking about rebuilding the whole house and in order to keep it up you are going to need to learn new, permanent patterns of care taking.

Asking for help

Look at your friends and family.  Who would be willing to lend a hand?  Who can you turn to when you cannot do the job alone?  This is important.  There are some people in your life who are naturally gifted and willing to share what they know to help you succeed, but you probably also know a few other people who make everything into a contest or who hoard their talents and never want to share.  Learn the difference between these two and enlist the help of those who will encourage you.

Sticking to it

During times of change I’ve ever witnessed, at some point the clients were ready to throw in the towel and give up.  Everything seems to take longer and require more energy than they expected.  There will be days when you are ready to wallow in a pan of brownies, but if you want to succeed, you’re going to need to stick to the plans and commitments you’ve made.  You have to know that a pan of brownies is a temporary fix and stay focused.

Working hard

Change doesn’t come easy.  Regaining control of your life is going to take real planning, and a willingness to do the dirty work.  You can absolutely build a beautiful, healthy house for your soul but you’ve got to be willing to put in the work.

So are you really ready to make a change?  I can help.

Think about this … If you don’t take care of your body and mind, where are you going to live?

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