Something that really frustrates me is when someone gets excited about making positive changes in their life and then they don’t follow through. I see it A LOT when it comes to people’s fitness and nutrition goals. They really want to make changes and get the results they want and even though it’s relatively simple to do they don’t do it and instead continue to complain. Why do people impose these self-limiting behaviors on themselves?
Self-Limiting Behaviors And How To Combat Them!
Believing you can’t change.
Some people truly believe they can’t change. They want change but they let themselves listen to their self-doubt and low self-esteem and actually believe they really can’t change. This is enough to stop anyone in their tracks. Why try something new and uncomfortable if you know you’re not capable of changing?
Take action! Don’t listen to your brain. Decide what you want to achieve, learn how to achieve it and then do it. Everyone is capable of changing. All it requires is for you to take the steps you need to take to get to where you want to go. If the negative, self-sabotaging talk starts in your head, cut it off and just keep following the steps you need to follow. It’s going to be uncomfortable and scary at times but it’s totally worth it to get what you want.
Doubting your intuition.
When you get that gut feeling don’t dismiss it. Your intuition will guide you to greater things if you let it. How many times have you looked back on a situation and thought ‘I should have done that!’ Stop questioning your gut feeling and start acting on it.
Take action! The next time you get a gut feeling about something, rather than giving your mind the chance to talk you out of it just take action on it. Take that first step and see where it leads.
Expecting easy success.
Chances are, the things you really want in life aren’t going to come easy and that’s okay! If you try to make a change in your life and then you give up because success didn’t come easy you’ll never achieve your goals. Don’t give up because things get tough and uncomfortable!
Take action! Decide what you want and then get ready to work for it. If what you want is important enough to you and you value it enough no amount of work should scare you off your path. Have a talk with yourself and tell yourself that it’s going to be hard and that’s okay. All you need to do is keep taking steps forward and get through the difficulties.
Playing the victim.
Some people blame their circumstances, (past and/or present) for their inability to be successful. This is just an excuse that lets you stay in your comfort zone. Many people have overcome unthinkable circumstances to become very successful. If you let your past experiences and a negative perception hold you back you’ll never get to realize your true potential.
Take action! You have to let go of your negative attitude and leave the past in the past. You need to look forward to what you want and instead of blaming your circumstances, view them as obstacles that you can and will break through one at a time. If you’re blaming the stuff around you for your lack of success, you’re actually really just blaming yourself. You can move beyond anything you want to, you just have to get super brave and do it.
Stop limiting yourself! It does not serve you in any way and it’s all stuff that’s just made up by your mind in an attempt to keep you in a comfortable and mediocre state. That’s not good enough! Why would you treat yourself that way?