Success or sabatoge? You make the choice everyday

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success or sabatoge

In the past several years, I've had the privilege of working with over 100 clients to help them achieve their goals. Through that experience, I've learned some some life transforming truth that has the potential to change your life for the better: You choose your thoughts. Your thoughts and beliefs lead to your actions. Words are very powerful. What you say to your child, what you say to your spouse, what you say to your friend, what you say to YOURSELF...those words have power.

So use this power for good. Start observing what you're telling yourself. None of us are perfect, so you probably have many limiting beliefs that recur many times throughout the day..."I'm not good at xyz...I'll never lose this baby weight...I'm a failure...I'll never be as strong or successful as so and so..." The list is goes on.

But, you have the power to choose your thoughts and thereby be much more SUCCESSFUL in reaching your goals!

Here's how to change your thoughts, and thereby, your LIFE:

Step 1: Start observing your self-talk (and while you're at it, your other-talk, which is what you say to others).

Step 2: Once you notice yourself telling yourself a limiting belief (check out the examples mentioned above in quotes), write it down, and then write out what's actually true. For example, if your limiting belief is, "I'll never lose this last 10 pounds," turn it around to what's actually true, "I have the potential to lose this weight. I'm capable of reaching this goal. I'm worth it."

Step 3: Visualize success. “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't-you're right.” ― Henry Ford

Don't stay in the daydreaming mode though. Get to work with some concrete action, otherwise it's only dreaming!

Step 4: Create and plan small habits and goals leading to your large goal. The small wins will provide confidence and motivation to move forward.

Step 5: Measure your progress. What gets measured gets done. (1) Decide what will be most effective to measure in relation to your goals. Here are some ideas:

1) Take body measurements 1-2 times a month.

2) Keep track of how many workouts you accomplish each week and month.

3) Keep a daily food journal where you write down everything you eat and drink.

Step 6: This may be the most important step: Stay accountable. The best way to stay accountable is with a Specific Accountability Appointment. Schedule a Nutrition Session today for the support, accountability, and strategy needed to reach your goals more effectively!

Another addition to this is to have a daily question checklist. At the end of the day, ask yourself the same several questions to check-in with yourself (or have someone else ask you these questions DAILY). Here are some examples:

1) Did I workout?

2) Did I eat at least 3 servings of vegetables?

3) For water intake, did I drink at least half my bodyweight in ounces (for example, if you weight 150, drink 75+ ounces a day)?

I hope this outline inspires you to take action towards transforming your mindset and life. Be sure to let us know your wins and how your life is transformed!

(1) https://www.success.com/measure-your-progress-to-achieve-your-goals/

The best way to know God

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The BEST way to know God. #knowGod #growclosertoGod #drawneartoGod #knowwhogodis #beencouraged

The BEST way to know God. #knowGod #growclosertoGod #drawneartoGod #knowwhogodis #beencouraged

Draw near and trust God

I remember so many times in my past where it felt like I was close to God, or not close to God. It felt very unstable, uncertain, and unreliable. What do you do when you don’t feel closeness in a relationship with God? I believe the answer to this includes:

  1. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you

  2. Know and trust who God says He is

  3. Grow faith which comes by hearing His Word

Who is God?

This post goes into detail about how to know who He is and overlaps with the other areas of faith, confidence, and nearness. To know God is to know His character. Where do we find out what His character is? There are several ways, but the main accessible way is through His Word, the Bible. However, simply being told this can make it seem like an enormous obstacle because the Bible isn’t always easy to understand.

Discover God’s character

What’s the solution? Five years ago, I was at a workshop where a book was discussed on this very topic of knowing God. The workshop leader gave a simple lesson on how to know God and here is an example: Read a psalm and write down something from every verse that talks about God. For Psalms 1:1, an example would be to write down in a journal: “God is _________.” I’ll let you fill in the blank.

I won’t hold you in suspense any longer, read the full book here!

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