Step by Step thinking vs Good and Bad thinking
“I have been good today, I stayed perfectly on plan. I must be very close to achieving my goal.”
“I have been bad today. I have stuffed up my plan. Pass me the chocolate cake and wine.”
Have you ever said something like that to yourself?
Was it helpful?
Was is even true?
Let’s look at the difference between Step by Step thinking vs Good and Bad thinking.
and see how you can use this simple mindset shift to lose weight.
Step by Step thinking
Imagine your goal is to lose 10kg’s in 12 weeks.
This goal needs 1000’s of tiny steps in the right direction to get there.
** I want you to actually visualise yourself on a road or a bridge travelling from point A (now) to point B (goal) **
- Every small positive action takes you one tiny step closer to your goal.
- Every negative action takes you one tiny step away from your goal
- Non action leaves you on the spot (most of the time, however it can take you backwards too)
- Take more steps forward than backwards and you will eventually get to your goal.
One last point.
I can see how the thought of 1000’s of tiny steps can seem daunting. However…
- When you take 10 steps forward you can be happy and celebrate a small win.
- When you take 100 steps forward, you can be happy.
- When you take 500 steps forward, you can be happy.
- I hope you are happy with every step along the way, not just when you finally reach that goal destination
Good and Bad thinking
- You “go on a diet”
- You are “good” for a few days, maybe a week.
- You imagine that you must be close to your goal because you have been so “good” (when in actual fact, you are still a long way from goal, but you are definitely headed in the right direction)
- You get frustrated and impatient
- You do something “bad” (usually because you are frustrated and impatient)
- You now imagine you have totally undone all of your “good” work and you are completely back at square one (when in actual fact, you have just taken one tiny step backwards)
- You usually throw in a few more backwards steps because you believe you need to be 100% ON plan or you might as well go 100% OFF plan.
Can you see how crazy this is?
Oh, and just to complicate things even more.
You equate being “good” and “bad” with your moral worth.
I was a good (or bad) person today.
No, you just took some action steps either towards your goal or away from it. That’s all.
You can see that none of this has any impact on whether you are a good or bad person.
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