The only shortcut to success (that I know of) …
I often talk about playing the long game.
You’re probably tired of hearing it. Ya know, how there is no shortcut. And the long game IS the shortcut to success.
And the process IS the shortcut.
And all the other sayings that I’ve been known to spew out over the years.
I mean, it’s all true.
Ultimately, it’s my way of trying to help you avoid the common pitfalls of frustration.
The same frustration that I used to experience when I was bouncing from diet to diet without much to show for it.
It sucks losing weight and gaining it back.
It really sucks feeling like nothing will ever work.
The main reason I struggled the way I did was because I wanted to shortcut the process.
I wanted the shortcut to success. So I kept doing extreme protocols that weren’t sustainable.
So, yes, I do believe that we have to embrace and play the long game in order to achieve the results we desire and keep them.
However, there actually is one shortcut that’s been proven to dramatically increase the probability of goal achievement and it’s insanely simple.
It’s available to everyone and most people overlook it. Or ignore it. Or come up with every reason under the sun as to why they can’t take advantage of it.
If you’re a logical person and you love numbers and probability, then this is for you.
Simply having a goal that you want to achieve leaves you with a 6-8% chance of success.
Don’t think that New Years resolutions are any different. A study at the University of Scranton showed the exact same statistic. Resolutions have an 8% chance of being achieved.
If you write your goal down on paper, you just increased your odds by about 25-30%. Solid, but still not a sure-fire win.
If you communicate and verbalize your goals with another person, your odds shoot up to 55-60%.
That’s great. But I still want success to be more than just a coin flip (or even slightly better than a coin flip).
Here’s the ace up your sleeve that will help you reach your goals …
If you communicate your goals with another person, and then are able to have that person check in with you weekly on your progress and your setbacks …
Your likelihood of goal achievement skyrockets to 85-95%!
Now we’re cookin.
You may be thinking … well, that’s good enough for me.
Which makes sense. Those are some fantastic odds.
However, my mind immediately says … how can we close that 5-15% gap?
Simple … by understanding exactly how our brains work and the reasons why we still don’t follow through.
Spoiler alert: it’s not really about the food and it’s not really about the exercise.
It has everything to do with your 2 minds (the survival-based, instant gratification mind versus the I want to thrive, delayed gratification mind).
That internal struggle is real. If you understand it and have someone helping you create awareness and developing frameworks to make more decisions in alignment with the future-based brain …
You’ll be successful 100% of the time.
It’s easy to fall into traps like false-hope syndrome. Which is what happens when you make a resolution and it feels so exciting and amazing to fantasize about changing.
But then, the work starts and it’s difficult. And sometimes you have to say no when you want to say yes. And sometimes you have to say yes when you want to say no.
And you no longer feel all warm and fuzzy inside. So you sabotage yourself so you can start over and make a new resolution to change which will bring back those warm and fuzzies.
Or the what-the-hell-effect, which is when you have a setback, then feel bad about the setback, so you say screw it … why even bother.
The roadblocks you face are internal. It’s about understanding how your brain works and having the proper guidance to navigate those challenges.
It’s not about having the perfect meal plan or the perfect workout routine.
The goals you desire are about behavior change. Lifestyle change.
They aren’t something you do for 3 months and then default back to what got you here in the first place.
You’ve got the shortcut to success right at your fingertips.
Having the accountability, guidance, and support that you need is the easiest, most efficient path to your goals.
Getting over the mental roadblock of actually making the decision and investment to commit to doing it is the ONLY thing that matters.
Your brain will convince you it’s not the right time. It’ll convince you it won’t work. It’ll convince you it’s too expensive.
You think it’s expensive? Wait until you get the bill for not doing it.
Look, I’m not here to convince you of anything.
I’m just here to point out the facts.
You can play the 6-8% game …
Or you can play the 100% game.
Most people choose the 6-8%, which makes perfect sense. It’s the same reason why most people choose to play the lottery instead of investing or putting money into savings.
We don’t get that tingly feeling inside from a sure-fire thing.
But maybe you’re someone who enjoys logic and reason and truly wants to live inside the body of your dreams.
Making that a reality is right in front of you.
Reach out and grab it.