You may have heard about the “mind-body connection,” but what does that really mean?
In a nutshell, our beliefs create feelings, which lead to actions, which produce results.
How would that work with fitness?
Let’s say that somewhere along the way, someone told you something like, “You’re joining a gym again? You’ve done that in the past and you’ve always ended up quitting before you got any results.”
Your conscious mind – which allows you to make choices that decide your level of success – can either accept or reject that statement. If your conscious mind rejects it, then it won’t affect your actions.
But if your conscious mind accepts it, this belief becomes imprinted in your subconscious mind.
That’s where the trouble begins.
Your subconscious mind knows no limits. It has no ability to reject. It receives a belief – either from you or from an outside source – and has no choice but to accept it and spit out a result.
Kind of like a fax machine.
Once this belief has been accepted, it results in a series of decisions that produce that result. And 100% of the time, those decisions are aligned with the belief.
Now … here’s where things REALLY get sideways.
Once we get the result that was dictated by the faulty belief – say, we quit the gym after a few weeks or months, just like the outside source told us we would – that result confirms and strengthens the original belief! And we wind up stuck in this endless loop of faulty thinking controlling our beliefs and actions, and giving us results that we don’t want.
So what can you do?
Reject negative thinking and people. What they’re saying about you has everything to do with them and nothing to do with you.
Make a new decision. Your conscious mind is powerful. Use it to your advantage.
Be decisive. Thinking about doing something isn’t going to produce the result that you want. Deciding to do it, and then doing it, is the only solution.
So what’s something that you want to achieve by the end of 2023? And what decision can you make to go get it? Reply back and let me know