When you think about your goals and dreams for 2017, I want you to consider using the philosophy for "Acting As If." This simple yet effective saying has transformed many different aspects of my life. In today's episode, I'm going to walk you through a series of questions that you can ask yourself in order to make 2017 the year you actually do the things you want to do.
When you think about your goals and dreams for 2017, I want you to take a slightly different approach this year.
I want you to ACT AS IF- Be in the essence. Because when it comes to weight loss or fitness and nutrition goals, what we're really searching for is the FEELING that it brings. So ask yourself a few of these questions:
- What would you do if you were already where you want to be?
- What are you feeling?
- What's coming up for you?
We've talked about shame a lot on this podcast but I want to remind you that you must expose the shame to release it.
So one of the things that comes up when we are "Acting as if" formely known as faking it till we make it, I want you to ask yourself a few more questions.
If there's a certain story surrounding WHY you can't eat healthier or exercise or have a better relationship with food, I want you to ask yourself when did you create that story? Who was there? When did you feel it come up? What's the story you developed? Is that even YOUR story or is it your parents? I think this is something that's really worth mentioning and that's the story's we carry on from our parents and even our grandparents.
So this is ALL a practice of awareness right? I'm a firm believer that until we take ownership, we cannot change.
The beauty is, you have a CHOICE. You can create your life and the body you want. I want you to take a second and think about what it is you REALLY want in 2017......
When you truly BELIEVE that, you have this blissful, exciting feeling. As you grow your emotions around that expand. This is the idea of abundance. I've talked about this a lot before and that's the idea of a lack vs abundance mindset.
The truth is that the Universe or God WANTS you to have abundance, but we can actually create our own blocks with limiting beliefs, the story's we tell ourselves whether we aren't good enough, we don't deserve X, etc etc.
So this year as you move into 2017, I want you to remember this idea of ACTING AS IF.
IF you want to take it a step forward, write a letter to yourself AS IF you were already at your goal (weight loss, healthier lifestyle, whatever). What are the feelings that are coming up? What are your relationships like? Do you have less anxiety? More ease? Write it down.
Lastly, don't forget to CELEBRATE Your success. You know that when we let things we've accomplished just go by the way side, we're sending a signal that it's "not a big deal" when it IS A BIG DEAL. Get excited.
Celebration keeps us excited and MOTIVATED. This is what keeps us going.
The inspiration behind this episode was my mentor Ryan Yokome whom you can find here: http://www.ryanyokome.com/