You have 2 choices each morning. Get a step closer to your goals or push the snooze bottom again. Unfortunately, 80 percent of us choose the snooze button.
Why is that? Why aren’t we able to work towards our goals and follow the simple steps? Others did it before us, those 20 percent are doing it right now and yet, we the 80 percent are snoozing our lives away. We know exactly how to achieve our goals and if we don’t know there’s a whole world named Google and YouTube to provide us with the necessary information. But still, we want our goals, we want to become them but we don’t achieve them… Now why is that?
To achieve a goal, it has to be a priority in your life. If it is not a priority, it is not as important as what is a priority in your life.
Even if the priorities in your life at this moment are bad for you, as they are a priority they come first. The message here is to change your priorities into your goals and what you want to get out of life.
Easier said than done. I know… but it is possible. I didn’t say it is easy, but possible. To change is simple, but it takes mental strength. This is what it is all about: your relationship to your mind. Are you in control of your mind or is your mind like a little, manipulating child that tries to give you permissible excuses when all you need to do is to focus on achieving your goals? Well, that needs to stop. Your mind is tricky, that’s the least we can say. And unfortunately what the mind says or thinks is what the body or our actions apply. Your mind has 2 tricky parts (1) your comfort zone and (2) your handbrake. When your mind gets an impulse from outside it has 5 seconds to react or it will pull the handbrake and keep you in your comfort zone. Even if this comfort zone is bad for you it will keep you there, as it is his job to protect you by keeping you in your comfort zone. For example, you are looking at a food menu and see a tasty, healthy dish that would be the right choice for you to achieve your weight goal, but as you are used to eating a burger with fries your mind, after 5 seconds, starts searching for this burger on the menu and triggers you to get the burger with permissible excuses. It is only today, one cheat meal is ok and tomorrow we will start again. Et voilà, you are back in your comfort zone. Mission accomplished for your mind, mission horrible for yourself.
You have to take advantage of these 5 seconds of ‘mind independence’ to create a new comfort zone. How? Take your decisions within 5 minutes and act on them immediately. This is very important! The decision needs to be followed by an action. If you chose to take the healthy dish, close the menu straight away and order the food. Very simple, as I said before, but not easy. You understand now? You have to be in control over your mind. Don’t be upset with your mind, as it is his job to keep you in your comfort zone that you unconsciously created yourself throughout the years to protect you. Now you know how to create your desired comfort zone, it is time to take back the control over your protective mind.
Take the decision and act on it within 5 seconds. Get control over your mind and take action now!
Maitha E. Coninx – Life Coach and writer of the book Maitha’s Way Of Life.