On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m talking about thoughts and how to achieve the mindset of losing weight and keeping it off forever.
Yes, we’re about to get motivational up in here.
But before we get started, I want to make sure you keep an open mind, because I’m about to throw a little bit of motivational sauce at you.
Let’s talk about one of the most powerful tools that you have in your arsenal for successful weight loss.
I’m referring to the big thing between your ears, your thoughts.
You must first take control of the power of thought by working on the most important muscle in your head.
If you don’t take control of your thoughts, you will have a very hard time living your best life.
Your thoughts are things, but not just ordinary things.
They can be the biggest bully in your life, like Nelson from the Simpsons.
Or your thoughts can be the best wingman ever, like I am to all my buddies (kidding … no I’m not … yes I am…).
It really doesn’t matter if it’s your dream body, your dream job, or finding your dream significant other.
You can do it if you really desire it and you’re willing to do anything, and risk everything, to achieve it.
So just imagine for a second, what could you accomplish if you knew what your definite purpose was.
Then you worked towards that purpose every single day, until it became true.
If you did that, it’s going to come true nothing because nothing will be able to stop you.
We’ve become too used to the word “impossible”.
Everyone knows why things won’t work or why things just can’t be done.
Do not be that person.
I want you to write down the word “impossible” and tear it up.
Completely cut the word “impossible” right out of your mental dictionary.
The only time I ever want you seeing those letters side by side is when you say “I’m Possible.”
Because you really are.
I see both the success and failure conscious people on my Facebook page.
However, with the failure conscious people it’s all about negativity.
They blame everything else for why things won’t work or why things are not currently working for them.
Do not be that person.
The goal of this video post is to help you change your mindset from failure consciousness to success consciousness.
I know you may be thinking, bu Brad, I’m 300 pounds, I don’t know where to start, and I don’t know what to do.
That statement is fine and may seem justified in the moment.
Just think about it for a second.
Do you really think that you are the only person out there that has ever been in this situation?
And do you really believe that there’s never been another 300 pound person that has ever lost weight?
The difference is those people took initiative, they had faith and the desire that it is possible.
And most importantly, they took action by investing in a coach to help them reach that goal.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting.
People just seem to quit when they face a temporary defeat.
In my entrepreneurial career I’ve faced so many failures.
There were times where I wanted to quit what I’m doing right now and just go back to work at the advertising agency that I worked at.
But I just kept telling myself the following.
This is my destiny. Keep working at it. I know I can make this happen.
And to be honest, I’m pumped to say that this year has been my most successful ever, in all of my professional career.
So even if you think you’ve tried everything, have you even asked for help yet?
Did you invest in any expert advice?
Trust me, because this is true.
Before you reach success, temporary defeat and failure is inevitable.
And when temporary defeat does happen, of course the easy and “normal thing” to do is quit, which is what most people do.
But it’s the successful people in life that always just keep going.
It reminds me of the saying that the greatest success is just one step past the point when you permanently give up.
I totally believe it.
Analyze why you’re failing, learn from the lesson, and keep moving forward, no matter how hard it may seem.
I am so grateful today, that I did not give up on my dream.
Once you understand this, you will succeed in anything.
Determination will always win.
So what is your desire in life, in fitness, and in your relationships?
Figure out what it is and what you want out of life.
You are the master of your fate, the captain of your soul, and you are in control of your thoughts, whether their success minded or failure minded.
You also are in control of if you take action on those goals.
Don’t forget, your thoughts are like magnets.
They are going to attract the positive or negative forces, circumstances, and people into your life that will bring you closer to or further from your goals.
Finally, I want to nail home this message.
Anything of value can not be had without a price.
But I promise you, the price you will pay in the form of sweat and discipline is far less than the value you’ll be getting in your life once you start Living Lean.
All your successes will begin with the first step.
This includes the first healthy meal, the first tough workout, and the first time passing up that delicious looking donut at the office.
If you want to lose fat and build muscle, first magnetize your mind with the intense desire that it will happen.
Then work on becoming success conscious by taking action every day towards accomplishing it.
I always have to remind people that you do not need to be perfect during your journey to Live Lean.
You just have to strive to be better today, then what you were yesterday.
I know I just dropped a lot on you.
So re-read this a few times and make sure you send it to at least the 5 people you hang out with most.
As the saying goes, you are the average of the 5 people you hang out with most.
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Lastly, in the comments section below, what is the most self limiting thought that keeps entering your mind.
Don’t be nervous to write something because we have a very supportive group of Live Leaners here.
I’m also going to add my personal self limiting thoughts in the comments section as well.
Keep being awesome Live Leaner, and I’ll see you at the next video post.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.