Your annoying alarm jolts you awake early in the morning. You’ve set it an hour early to exercise before work.
Are you going to press the snooze button and sleep the extra hour because it feels good, because you realize you really do not want to get up that early, because you don’t feel like it?
Think about what you’re doing; our emotions limit us in many - if not all - areas in life.
Ask yourself, what are you committed to? Your thoughts and feelings don’t matter… I’m going to say it again: your thoughts and feelings don’t matter. Really. They don’t.
Who cares if you like or don’t like something, if you like staying inside your comfort zone, if you don’t like pushing your limits or following discipline, if you feel you deserve a treat because you’ve been “good” the last couple days…
Success in anything doesn’t result from consulting your feelings and comfort zone – especially success in health, diet, lifestyle choices, and/or physical results.
“I don’t feel like working out”
“I don’t feel like eating healthy today”
Does this sound like you?
Years and years of giving our thoughts and feelings this attention only leads us down a slippery slope… perhaps of sickness or weight gain…
Let’s use the following common behavior as an example:
“I feel like eating pizza and cake tonight... I ate a salad for lunch, I’ve been so good, I swear! I DESERVE a treat!”
Our thoughts and feelings truly sabotage us in what we’re committed to. This very person from above is your average dieter that is trying to eat healthy and lose weight. It is clear that the proper habits are not in place, and it is also clear that they quickly forget what their commitment is, because they let their emotions take over.
All your thoughts and feelings will give you is an out – a way to justify your excuses and reasons.
A commitment has absolutely nothing to do with that whole world.
A commitment trumps all; put some thought behind your commitment and discover what’s truly important to you. What do you want to achieve?
If you’re committed to eating healthy, then eat healthy.
If you’re committed to working out and achieving physical results, then do just that.
We are in our own heads, limiting ourselves with our thoughts and feelings, and we don’t even realize how complicated we’re making everything out to be.
Simple. Write down what you’re committed to, and remind yourself every day.
If your emotions take over, relax, breathe, set them aside and let them go, and ask yourself “What am I committed to?”