Outcomes are fun to fantasize about.
We envision ourselves with the bodies we want, the money we’ll have, the relationships we’ll be a part of, and the freedom we’ll experience when we’re no longer obsessing about food and exercise.
Honing in on our visions is important—absolutely. We won’t know how to get “there” if we don’t know where we’re going.
However, we also need to focus on the action that will lead to those goals. And, more often than not, these are actions that we apply consistently over time.
Otherwise known as habits.
The foundation of a healthy relationship with food, fitness, and mindset is determined by our behaviors.
Yet, the vast majority of people are spending all of their time obsessing about the outcome.
It’s a colossal waste of time, and it makes us feel like we’re making progress, when in reality, we’re often not moving the dial at all.
We’re caught up in the fantasies and vision boards in our minds, and it’s easy—tempting even—to believe that one day, our vision will magically become a reality.
This is a common misconception associated with manifestation, which is a very popular concept these days.
I adore this concept when it’s fully encapsulated, as it involves getting crystal clear on what we want to call into our lives and then taking aligned action towards those visions.
Doesn’t sounds like rocket science, but it can be incredibly impactful.
However, most of us spend our time shooting fish in a barrel and hope our dreams will magically come to fruition, but that’s not how it works.
Our actions and behaviors—aligned with a clear vision—make our dreams a reality.
Developing a sound foundation based on impactful and consistent behaviors doesn’t sounds as sexy as the dream body or the relationship with food you envision in your head, but it’s the only way “there”.
I know it sounds overwhelming—and like a shit-ton of work—to start from scratch and completely rebuild your relationship with food and exercise, but there truly isn’t another way.
The process, the behaviors, and the consistently applied actions are what dictate our future outcomes.
Once we accept this truth and settle into the process, the outcome we’re seeking will arrive with significantly less stress.
Every single time I’ve lost weight in the last several years, my focus was never the outcome, but rather my behaviors and mindset associated with food and exercise.
Conversely, whenever I gain weight, it’s because I’m not grounded in my mindset and behaviors.
And this is the case with my clients, too.
While it’s important to understand where we’re going, we can’t neglect the process of getting there. It is EVERYTHING!
It’s the key to making these changes last long-term, to loving ourselves along the way, and to actually enjoying the process.
Try shifting your focus to the process rather than your goals, and see how that changes the game for you!