What’s the Biggest Progress Killer?

by | Oct 28, 2021

The biggest progress killer …

Resides between your ears.

Being emotionally attached to the outcome can be a progress killer.

As coaches, we often joke that it would be amazing if our clients couldn’t actually see their results.

Like, you just execute for 90 days and then wake up to massive progress.

It’s being so close and emotionally attached to the outcome that destroys us.

This is not exclusive to just fitness.

There was a pretty funny study done by Fidelity to see if they could find any commonalities amongst their most successful investors over a 12 year period.

You know what they found?

The two categories of people that performed the best over that period of time were:

1. Deceased
2. Inactive

That’s right.

People who either died or forgot they had a Fidelity account performed better than active and involved investors.

What does that tell you?

Being too emotionally attached to an outcome is never a good thing.

But this shit IS emotional.

Your finances. Your body. Your health. Your confidence. Your well-being.

It’s VERY emotional.

So, how do we take something that’s inherently emotional and make logical decisions and avoid sabotaging ourselves because we can’t think objectively in the moment?

How do you avoid letting the scale dictate your actions?

How do you avoid using food and alcohol as a coping mechanism?

How do you stop the cycle of saying “fuck it all” when progress isn’t happening fast enough?

Those are the million dollar questions.

Because we know that if you simply stay consistent over a long period of time and get out of your head and out of your own way …

You’ll absolutely be successful.

It’s inevitable.

So, how do you do it?

5 steps to shutting down the progress killer

Step 1 will always and forever be awareness.

You have to recognize and acknowledge those patterns that aren’t serving you.

Step 2 is to actively decide to make a change.

You may think that’s obvious but we frequently SAY we want to change but our actions tell a very different story.

Speaking it and doing it are not the same.

Step 3 is to consciously break those automatic behaviors through pattern interruptions and alternative actions.

Step 4 is to be prepared to fail a lot.

Step 5 is to keep working at it long enough until you create a new pattern that is more self serving.

It sounds simple but it’s actually quite difficult.

Once again, being too close and emotionally attached to the outcome makes it an uphill battle.

One that is still worth fighting.

But, expect it to be challenging.

Sometimes it’s really hard to see the picture when you’re inside the frame.

Which is why we often make emotional and subjective decisions when it comes to our health and fitness (and finances lol).

Success with health and fitness is challenging … but worth the effort.

Some individuals will spend years and years and years struggling with all of the above but will rationalize not spending the money on coaching to fix those things.

And, then they’ll go many more years wondering why nothing works for them.

They’ll spend way more money in the long run than they would have if they simply made the investment in the first place.

I know that I’m subjective with my own fitness and nutrition.

We all are.

I know exactly what needs to be done but when left to my own devices, I make emotional and subjective decisions.

I like to believe that certain things don’t apply to me like they do for everyone else lol.

Having that level of awareness allows me to invest in coaching with the utmost confidence of the return I’m getting on that investment.

It’s returning me time, energy, less stress, and giving me the body and lifestyle that I desire.

I’ll take that return all day.

The question is …

When will you make that decision for yourself?

I’m guessing you have quite a bit of evidence that suggests you struggle with a lot of things I mentioned above.

And, like me, you probably have tried it on your own for a while.

So, it becomes a choice of whether you think that will eventually work …

Or if you think it’ll be more time efficient and less stressful to have an objective source of guidance and accountability.

Are you ready to be consistent, understand your personality, and see RESULTS?

It seems like an obvious answer to me but I’ve already experienced it personally and witnessed it in thousands of individuals.

You are the one that needs to make that decision.

Do you think that understanding your personality and having a plan that aligns with your body and mind would be helpful in being more consistent?

Do you think that priming your metabolism to lose fat in the most sustainable and efficient way possible would be useful?

Do you think that having a lifestyle that allows you to achieve your results while enjoying the process would provide you with food freedom, confidence, and a forever plan?

If yes, then it’s time to reach out and stop wasting more time.

Our 6 month, 1:1 coaching program will guarantee your success IF you commit.

If you’re ready, simply shoot me a private message on FB.

We’ll schedule a quick chat to make sure it’s a good fit on both sides.

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