Over the weekend, I had two separate clients tell me that they were probably not going to reach their goals. They each had a slightly different situation, but they both believed that they couldn’t do what I laid out for them to do. It’s my job to set goals that I know are achievable for my clients, and that add up to long-term success and great results throughout the course of the program (you can see a bit more about my job and how I work with my clients in this video). Over the course of my health coaching programs, I work not only on my clients’ nutrition, but also on teaching them to feel empowered about their bodies, their minds, and themselves as valuable and unique people. (picture source)
In the case of these two clients, I am 100% sure they were and are capable of what I laid out, yet they still doubted themselves in the moment. They were creating obstacles and problems in their heads even before they started trying to reach their goals.
When I asked why, they each told me that they always get in their own way. One client had a history of self-sabotage whenever he started feeling like he was succeeding in his weight loss journey, and the other client tended to convince herself that she wouldn’t or couldn’t act in the best interest of her own health. (picture source)
By the end of the two sessions, my clients believed in themselves again and felt ready to achieve their weekly goals. The difference between someone who is standing in their own way and someone who feels empowered to act in favor of their own health is dramatic, and has a huge impact on that person’s quality of life.
So today, apply this lesson to your own life, and do something to empower yourself rather than standing in your own way. Think of one major goal that you’re working on, and how you can make it easier on yourself to achieve that goal rather than hindering your own progress. What recurring belief or behavioral pattern can you recognize that is stopping you or slowing you down? Why do you have that belief, and what can you do to change it? Make a list of all the reasons your goal is possible and the reasons you are capable of achieving it, and repeat these reasons to yourself regularly. I hope you feel empowered and ready to reach your goals! (picture source)
So tell me in the comments … What is one way you’ve stood in your own way or lacked self-belief? Are you standing in your own way right now? What can you do today to empower yourself instead?