Looking over the edge of that hill, the only thing holding me in was a lap bar, and the operator said the roller coaster travels at 76 miles per hour. It scared the crap out of me, but I wasn’t saying a word. My son was scared too. But he was putting on his “tough guy” face.
We just got back from a few days at Hershey Park. My son was finally tall enough to go on the “big boy” roller coasters. He wanted to go on all of them. My enthusiasm for roller coasters has dwindled as I have gotten older. The ride in question is called Skyrush. It goes fast, offers big drops, and goes upside down. The only thing holding you in is a bar that goes across your legs. I was scared (Did I mention that).
I was very proud of both my kids. They went on rides that intimidated them last year. But I always talk to them about doing things they are not comfortable with. Things that make them hesitate and think before they act. I encourage them to challenge themselves and do things they are afraid of. Sometimes they go for it, sometimes fear wins. That is part of the process.
I encourage my clients to challenge themselves too. Before we left for Hershey Park, I spoke to a few of my private coaching clients. We were not going to speak for a couple weeks. So I asked them to come up with a 2-week weight loss goal. There was hesitation across the board. No one was too quick to offer a response. I asked them why. The typical response was, “I don’t want to say a number and fail.”
My goal is to get each of my clients out of their comfort zone. Their “happy place” is not failing. For many people I talk to, they are afraid of a weight loss program because they don’t want to fail. Its actually fairly common.
Change doesn’t happen in your comfort zone. In fact, you need to get far outside of it if you really want success. Make a declaration, “I am going to lose 10lbs in the next 6 weeks.” Now start taking the steps you get there.
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