One of the most common obstacles I’ve observed in people is their unwitting habit of repeating the same self-limiting narrative. While I’ll focus on fitness here, this applies to various aspects of life, including business, finances, and relationships. People often find themselves trapped in their current state because it feels comfortable. They’ve spent a considerable amount of time in an undesirable condition and, during this time, have continuously fed themselves stories and falsehoods to justify their circumstances.
“It’s my hormones.”
“I’m too busy.”
“I’m too old.”
While these excuses may hold some truth, they usually play a smaller role than you might think. In many cases, they divert your attention from the real underlying issues. The core problem lies in our reluctance to be brutally honest with ourselves and explore the deeper reasons for our current situation. It’s crucial to dig beneath the surface and understand the origins of these thoughts and beliefs. Who influenced you to think this way, and why? To truly grasp why you keep telling yourself this story, you must trace it back to its roots.
This closely ties in with the ongoing narrative you have with yourself. Pay meticulous attention to your self-talk, especially if you’re struggling with weight and trying to get fit. If you consistently speak negatively about your progress or lack thereof, don’t expect to see any significant changes. You need to break free from your self-imposed limitations and take action.
One of the most effective ways to overcome this is to visualize yourself as someone who has already achieved your desired goals. It may sound unconventional, but when you genuinely see yourself in this light, your actions will align accordingly. As you begin to act like the person you aspire to be, your habits will naturally evolve to help you reach your desired fitness goals.