Seth Does it AGAIN. He writes these posts about business and marketing but sometimes they just hit the nail on the head for everything! Today this post of his was in my inbox.
Which of the four are getting the way?
You don’t know what to do
You don’t know how to do it
You don’t have the authority or the resources to do it
Once you figure out what’s getting in the way, it’s far easier to find the answer (or decide to work on a different problem).
Stuck is a state of mind, and it’s curable.
He was talking business, I’m sure, but as soon as I saw it I thought.. weight loss.
There is always something getting in our way, isn’t there? Identifying what exactly that is, is probably the biggest step you can take in achieving you goal, including weight loss goals.
So take a good hard look at yourself. Do you know what to do? Do you how to do it?
Then what’s left?
Resources? I think that’s a more of an excuse then a problem when it comes down to weight loss but lets save that for another discussion.
Afraid? I bet most of us fall into this category. I know I did.
For years I knew what I wanted and how to do but…
I was afraid.
Afraid of failure. I promised myself over and over again that "this was it" this time I’m going to "lose all the weight for good."
But I never did.
So why bother? I’m just going to fail again.
I was also afraid of success. Sounds strange doesn’t it? But if I succeeded and actually became "skinny", I’d loose myself. I’d lose my identity as the chubby girl trying to lose weight. That’s scary and it really happens! You go through an identify crisis. At least I did.
But enough about me! Consider this the return of the Question of the Week. Which of you brave souls is willing to bare all and tell us what you are afraid of on this weight loss journey? (or were afraid of for all the maintainers out there!)