Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Your Past Does Not Equal Your Future!
The key is to…..
….change your perspective, start looking at the past and the present as a reference for guided improvement, look at the future as something that you create. You have a choice to do and become anything you choose when you start realizing that you can create your life!
Nelson Mandela after being wrongly incarcerated for over 25 years could of come out of prison an angry man, hell bent on exacting revenge upon his captors. But instead he chose to create his future and to find good in all human beings, even the ones who put him in prison. Of course when you can foster a philosophy like that in such a situation, you are destined for greatness. Upon his release form prison, he became the president of South Africa and an inspirational leader for all humanity. To guide his thoughts and vision towards creating his dream future, he often read a poem entitled Invictus, the last two lines of that poem read…. “ I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.” He chose his beliefs and created his future!
Achieving permanent weight loss begins with changing your beliefs. Adopt beliefs that provide you with the opportunity for success. Believe that “Your Past does not Equal your Future.”
The answers that came from that question; the direction of study and learning that blossomed from asking the right question, created the Mindset for Weight Loss Transformational program, a solution that you can model to create your own permanent lifestyle change!
I realized that asking myself “why can’t I lose the weight,” was not going to give me the answers. So instead I asked myself “what has to happen, what do I need to change in order to reach my goal of permanent weight loss?.
The next step in finding the solution was to ask myself the right question.
As for myself, I failed seven times to change my weight and my health permanently over a 20-year period! I had gotten to the point of giving up, but then I decided to choose this belief that my past does not equal my future, and as a result I was able to take the first step in finding a solution.
Thomas Edison failed 9,999 times before he figured out how to make the light bulb work. If he had stopped trying because he believed the past equaled the future and any future attempt would end in yet another failure, you and I would still be using candles. He had empowering beliefs!
I recommend adopting the belief that “the past does not equal the future” as a great place to start!
While it is good to look at the past as an opportunity to learn from your previous experiences, in fact I have come to believe that all of my past weight loss failures and frustrations were actually laying the foundation for the understanding that has created the new level of love, health and fitness, I now enjoy, it should not get turned into a predictor of failure for any weight loss attempt on-going or in the future.
Many people who are trying to lose weight and create a new and healthy future for themselves struggle with dis-empowering beliefs. One of these beliefs as it relates to dieting and weight loss is that “I have not been able to do it in the past, so why will this time be any different?”