You may have never thought of the fact that you may be talking yourself out of your success. Sometimes it is just too hard so your rationalize it out and stop. Sometimes the thought of changing the way you eat makes you cringe, like you are giving up so many great things. Or sometimes you may talk yourself out of things before you even start, like when you think “Bootcamp”, I’m not ready for that!
This is that little part of you that pops up and talks you into selling yourself short. That little guy on your shoulder tells you that you are not good enough, smart enough, or capable enough for the given task or activity. This one thing is why so many people never reach their goals!
I can’t tell you how many people get to the point in their fitness where they either have to take things to the next level or quit and they just stop and give up everything they have worked so hard for. This self sabotage stuff blows my mind!!!
What would happen if you could blast though the shackles that hold you back from your goals. What would happen if you could get anywhere you wanted to be in your fitness goals. I am here to tell you that you can and we can do it together!
If you didn’t know, I was a hockey player in my previous life. I actually grew up here in Oklahoma City and didn’t even put skates on until I was 12. The statistics were against me from the first time I put skates on. But I didn’t care. I gave it everything I had and never looked back. I was going to be a pro hockey player and that was the only option. Even as my career went and my stats were impeccable I still had 5 teams my first pro year tell me they would sign me but I was from Oklahoma. Didn’t matter, I ended up signing with a team in Los Angeles as went 54-0, won a national championship, set the record for shutouts in a season for the league.
There is NOTHING that you cannot accomplish if you give the decision legs to stand on and give it 100% of your focus. You telling me that you want to lose 30,40 or 50 pounds but then telling me you can’t say no to pizza in the middle of the week is B.S. You telling me that you are writing your food down, making the best choices possible, being consistent in your workouts and giving no excuses is powerful and WILL get you to your goals.
When you hear that little guy sitting on your shoulder telling you no, or not right now, or its only one bite, stomp that out! If you are going to get to your goals you have to rise above the influences and people in your life that are their to bring you down.
This is what separates all of us from every one else. The “Normal” people of the world are ok with the status quo and never seeing their potential. Realize that the people that criticize you the most are the people who envy your success the most also.
So what now? If there is something in your life and fitness that you want to accomplish put it in writing. Make the decision and don’t look back. Give your decision legs to stand on and do what it takes to get there.
I tell you guys all the time to involve me in your life and fitness so I can help. I tell you to email me your food and let me be accountable for you. Do you know how many people are doing it right now, 3. And you know what, they are the people you read about in these success stories.
Set your goals and get me involved. I make my living changing people lives. If you are serious about dedicating your effort to your goal, WE WILL GET THERE! Go out and make yourself better today!
Ryan Dobbs, NASM-CES
P.S. Don’t be afraid to comment on this post and let me know what your goals are right now! Sabotaging