This is an approach we developed to help people in our Weighless program create sustainable weight loss but this process can be applied to any change that you want to make in your life. In this episode, we explain how it works.
We have come to the last of the eight things we believe need to be in place in order for real, sustainable change to happen. In this episode, we are tackling the idea that there is no “finish line” to cross. Change is forever.
Failure shouldn’t be something you fear and avoid at all costs. It is actually useful and perhaps even necessary to long term success.
In this episode, we are moving down the list to #6 (of our eight key behaviours) and discussing why practice is important … and also why it may be more nuanced than you might have thought (Hint: it’s more than just repetition).
Take a close look at your social circles and your home/work habitat. Do the groups you belong to embody the identity you strive for? Does your home or office reflect the identity you dream of? If not, what can you easily change or adapt to make them more aligned with your vision of your Ideal Self?
Most of our behaviours and actions are driven by two things:
1. our environment,
2. our beliefs.
And our environment might actually be the most powerful because in many cases our environment shapes our beliefs about ourselves.
The saying goes, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” And sure, we don’t get to choose a couple of those people but we can choose the others.
- Hack your habitat to support your vision of yourself.
- Spend your time with people who encourage you to become our best self (and avoid the folks who may sabotage you).
- Remove obstacles or temptations, instead of counting on willpower.
When you identify something that you want to change – and then don’t take action or make progress – you start to pay a sort of psychic tax. Continue reading “Ep 6: The Hidden Cost of Unmet Goals”
The power of planning (it’s not what you think)! Continue reading “Ep 5: You Must Have a Plan”
As Roy Disney said: “It’s not hard to make decisions once you know what your goals are.”
Goals are great markers to have along the way but they aren’t the end game. Your objective is what keeps you moving forward after you’ve achieved your goal (or even if you don’t). Continue reading “Ep 4: The Difference Between Goals and Objectives”
Both curiosity and openness are essential to creating lasting change. Curiosity goes hand in hand with a willingness and ability to look at thoughts, feelings, actions, outcomes. Continue reading “Ep 3: The Importance of Curiosity”
Last episode, we outlined the 8 things we believe to be essential for creating sustainable change and in this episode we’re going to take a closer look at the first one on our list: A Reason. Continue reading “Ep 2: A Compelling Reason”