We all struggle with self-doubt one way or another. In my own life I doubted my ability as a person, husband, father, and business owner. The earlier times, were extremely difficult to overcome. Our past has the ability to create a framework for our future whether we like it or not. There were times where I just thought this was the way it has to be.
I have taken great steps to accept that what you experience in your past has NOTHING to do with the present or the future. I have the power to make change in myself. And so do you.
At this point in my business life, I work with clients in 2 main programs: (a) private coaching program where we focus more on the mindset of weight loss and sprinkle in nutrition and exercise, and (b) personal training where clients come into my training facility for weight loss guidance. Although 2 very different programs, but we are trying to achieve the same result…lifelong success with weight loss.
Regardless of the program or the client, we are always coming up against self-doubt. In fact, one conversation I had this week with a client was shocking. Mary (not her real name) is getting great results. She has already lost 15lbs, down a size, and feels great. She works out at home 3 days per week before she goes to work and her children join when they are up in time. Mary plans out all her meals and sticks to the plan. In fact, her kids are now eating healthier with her. Mary has become a role model for her children. This is motivation that will keep you focused. People have been telling her that she looks like she lost weight. She is very happy.
Then one morning while writing in her journal (this is a requirement in my private coaching program), she wrote, “I do not deserve to be happy!” Wait, what? Mary is making this amazing change in her life, she is getting the support from her family, and she loves the results. But all of a sudden she had a moment of doubt and it caused her to lose focus for a couple days.
Don’t worry this has a happy ending. The plan we have in place for her allowed Mary to get back on track with little trouble. But this is something many of us can relate to.
I was listening to a Tony Robbins podcast the other day in which he discussed how failure is necessary for success. So along your weight loss journey is makes perfect sense if you have self-doubt or struggle with some sort of adversity. You could let that cripple you and let you fail…again. Or you can remind yourself why your goals are important and get back your motivation.
It’s ok to have a setback along the way. In fact, it is necessary for your success. Embrace it.
Commit to your excellence.
P.S. If you are struggling coming up with your own plan, check out my “Ultimate Weight Loss Action Plan” HERE