Retrain Your Brain

What you THINK determines what you DO.

Success starts in the mind

It’s hard to believe that a simple thought can keep you from making progress toward your goals. This technique will help shift your focus to where you want it to be.

The EVENT: You stayed on plan all week but the scale didn’t budge.

You might THINK: Why am I doing all this hard work if I’m not losing?”

You might FEEL: discouraged and hopeless.

And that might lead you to ACT: by not tracking and skipping a meeting.

Time for a reality check! Remind yourself that the scale doesn’t change every single week, and that it’s not the only measure of success.

Let’s try that again:

The EVENT: You stayed on plan all week but the scale didn’t budge.

Now you THINK “I wish the scale had gone done. But I feel good in my clothes, my energy is up, so I know if I keep it up. I will lose.”

You FEEL good about yourself and eager to keep going.

You ACT by tracking and making sure to go to your next meeting.

See what you mean? The next time you’re dealing with some “mind trash,” take a moment for a reality check. It might take a little getting used to, but with practice it will become second nature.