Here’s a quick glimpse in to the life-changing experience I’m taking our latest group of Team E1N members through right now. Try this example daily lesson for yourself and release your inner superhero!
> Nothing succeeds like success <
Earlier this week, I showed you that even “experts” aren’t always motivated — and that’s OK.
I shared 3 “expert tips” on getting through The Grind, aka the Three Ss:
- Systems, and
Today, I’ll introduce you to three more Ss that keep you motivated:
- Success, and
Remember our lesson on measuring progress? Think back now to all the indicators that you considered important.
Make a quick list of all the things you’ve improved.
- Do you feel better now than you did on your first day?
- Do you walk taller, more confidently?
- Do you make better choices?
- Have you found your mojo?
- Are your clothes fitting better?
- Are you stronger?
Review your list. Take a moment to feel good about each one of these things. You did that.
It’s important for us to recognise and reward ourselves. To focus on what we’ve done well. And to stop occasionally, turn around, and look behind us.
Give yourself a high-five for what you’ve done so far. Feel satisfied. Feel proud. Then use this list as inspiration to keep climbing.
With our coaching programme, I use what’s called a growth mindset.
That means as far as I’m concerned, you’re a diamond in the rough. All it takes is a few habits and lots of practice to polish you up.
To succeed, you don’t have to be “special” or “genetically gifted” or “talented.”
You need to work hard, be consistent, stay positive, and just keep showing up.
Sure, I encourage you to tackle your difficult-difficult challenges and fears. I help you find and address your limiting factors.
But I focus mostly on what you’re doing right. On what you can do. Will do. Have, in fact, already done.
For example - If you’ve successfully cooked three new protein- and veggie-rich dishes, that’s great. Now I know you can follow a recipe — so let’s add two more.
We can use your success as a foundation to build motivation. As the saying goes, nothing succeeds like success. So ask yourself:
- In what ways have I succeeded so far?
- How can I help myself do more of that?
If you’re like most of us, focusing on your "weaknesses", "flaws", and "errors" isn’t very inspiring.
Let’s say that you want to be really good at something. Maybe you want to be an excellent tennis player. How do you do that?
Well, you could identify all the ways you are bad at something, and then work on those. You could hire a trainer to point out all your technique flaws, and work on each one.
That seems logical. After all, it’s the way that most folks approach self-improvement. But in fact, focusing exclusively on your “weaknesses” is not the most effective way to improve or to stay inspired.
Research shows that we do much better — and stay motivated — when we do the following:
- Identify what IS working, and do more of that
- Find our strengths, and figure out how to make them work for us
- Find people who are strong and successful in this area, and imitate them
So, for instance, you could:
- Identify what is good about your tennis game, and try to do more of it
- Find what makes your tennis game strong, and develop those abilities
- Look at other top tennis players who faced and overcame similar challenges — then use those techniques in your own game
When you walk on to that court, you can say to yourself, “I am going to serve that ball into the next dimension,” instead of “Boy, I hope that nobody notices I can’t do a backhand.”
- When it comes to this coaching programme, where are my strengths?
- How can I develop them even further?
After reviewing your successes and strengths, and what achievements make you feel satisfied, you might even discover one more S (and one more “inner team” member): Your inner SUPERHERO.
Committed to your health,
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