Lucy started her weight loss journey last week. She lost 2 lbs, but noticed her friend had lost 5 lbs. She also noticed that her friend didn’t do as much exercise as she did. She decided that she would beat her friend by doing double workouts on next week.
Karen started her weight loss journey last week. She was excited because she had been consistent 4 out the 7 days of the week with her training and nutrition plan. She wasn’t perfect but grateful at what she had done. Karen was shocked and excited when she saw she had lost 2 lbs. Her friend had lost 5 lbs and together were so excited. They planned their week to see how they could slowly get their families involved.
These two women above started a weight loss journey at the same time and each lost 2 lbs. Which of these women will likely succeed in the long term?
In fact she has already succeeded. If you dissect their approach you will find their approach was very different. Lucy was looking at all the things that were wrong. She was looking for the injustice of her situation. In Lucy’s world she could only win if someone else lost.
Karen’s approach was one of integrating a lifestyle and an environment that excited her. She was looking for the good in the situation. In her approach, the more people that won, the more success it would mean. Her success was driven by the habits she had control over.
[pullquote align=”right”]”Your success is directly proportional to the quality of the questions you are asking yourself.” [/pullquote]There is a foretelling line that says, “What you look for is what you find.”
Ask yourself -What am I looking for?
What questions am I asking myself?
A mentor of mine once offered this thought for me to think about:
Your mind cannot not answer a question. So if you are not happy with where you are at, then you need to ask better questions. Said differently, your success is directly proportional to the quality of the questions you are asking yourself.
Which approach would better serve you and your goals long term, Karen’s or Lucy’s approach?
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