What do procrastination and your last failed diet/ workout plan have in common?
What's really keeping you from reaching your goals?
We trick ourselves into believing we're completely in control of our choices. But if you were really in charge, how do you end up doing so many things you said you wouldn't?
Would you still carry extra weight, procrastinate, and waste time doing everything except what you say is important? It's time to identify and overcome fear.
Practice overcoming your fears and saying yes to you with the health habits challenge!
Let's talk about it: FEAR
See if these apply to you:
1) Fear of Failure
Deep down, you were afraid the results of your new plan would be slower or less noticeable than you hoped. You feared this disappointment, so you did little things like a few pieces of candy, or skipping days.
This gave you a sense of control- if you were going to fail, at least it would be on your own terms. But if you think about it, you were actually so far out of control that your reach for it killed your goal!
When your results weren't what would've happened if you had stuck to the plan, you told yourself and your friends, "I tried." Then sadly returned to the same old habits that you still wish you could change.
Procrastination is the fear of failure- you're taking the easy, insignificant win now over putting effort into something you're unsure of the outcome. And explaining it away like your goals aren't important. Ouch!
2) Fear of Rejection
This comes up with sense of identity, reputation, and belonging. If people know you as the guy/girl who will always throw back a few cold beers and hot wings after work, the first few times were surprising. Same if you usually drop everything to take care of others.
You felt like you should keep doing what you've always done... but that always gets you the same results you want to change, right?
Some entrepreneurs include fear of success. I don't think you're afraid of accomplishing your goals and being compensated for the immense value you create. It's more likely you're afraid people may reject your status or investment into your success, or afraid of failing in new responsibilities (comment your thoughts below).
Also, FOMO, fear of missing out, regret, or making a wrong decision, is a combination of fear of failure and fear of rejection. Take a second to clarify for yourself- what do you imagine will happen if you say no to that episode, event everyone's going to, or cookie?
You deserve to know what happens when you apply yourself!
You don't want to go through life without knowing what you could achieve. You're ready to stop letting your fears, phone, food, and TV control your life.
Here are 3 ways the Health Habits Challenge helps you develop the power and confidence to reach your goals:
- 1Set and commit to clear objectives: Knowing is half the battle! A SMART plan shows you the exact moments you can say Yes to You
- 2Win each day: Reward yourself and celebrate each successful day with check marks in your customized calendar. See your purpose and affirmations daily to stay focused on your goals
- 3Huge support! Timely Facebook live casts. Share stories and connect with others on their self-improvement journey in our private Facebook group. I took a stricter version of this challenge this Summer, so I'll guide, answer questions, and encourage you in chats and emails!