Are you looking for a tried and tested method for achieving your goals? In this article I’ll share with you a five step process that can be applied to a wide range of different goals, including weight loss.

 

This method originates from self-help book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari written by Robin Sharma. It’s an insightful, thought proving book filled with a number of step-by-step approaches to living with greater balance, abundance and joy. Amongst them is a 5 Step Method for Achieving Your Goals.

 

Our work is all about helping our clients achieve their weight loss and health goals. This practical, step-by-step approach can be applied to any goal in your life but I’ve adapted it to make it relevant for weight loss.

 

STEP 1: SET A CLEAR VISION OF YOUR OUTCOME

 

Exactly what will achieving this goal look like to you? Many of our clients can remember a time when they were happy with their weight. Get absolute clarity on what your ideal weight looks like to you. What clothes does it mean you’ll be able to fit into? How will you feel when you reach your goal weight? Energised? Mentally alert? Confident? A clear vision of our intentions can have a profound effect on helping them manifest. What you think about you bring about.

 

STEP 2: CREATE POSITIVE PRESSURE TO KEEP YOU MOTIVATED

It’s easy to start out motivated by a new goal but as time passes, that motivation can slip. What can you do to keep you motivated? Apply some positive pressure! Many of our clients find that their weekly consultation with their practitioner can help to create positive pressure. Accountability is important. If you’re not working with an expert, find someone who will hold you accountable and apply the pressure you need to stay motivated. Read more about the importance of accountability when losing weight here.

 

STEP 3: NEVER SET A GOAL WITHOUT A CLEAR DEADLINE

 
If there is one type of client we work with who stays more focussed on achieving their target weight than any other, it’s brides. There’s nothing quite like the deadline of your wedding day to keep you motivated. Set yourself a deadline. It could be a holiday, Christmas, a big birthday, a special event – these are all great examples of ‘deadlines’ to give you something to work towards. Your deadline doesn’t have to be an event, it can simply be a realistic timeframe that you set yourself in which to achieve your goal.

 

STEP 4: A GOAL NOT COMMITTED TO PAPER IS NOT A GOAL AT ALL

 
Writing your goal down can make it feel even more real. Working with our clients to support them in losing weight, we set a goal weight at the start. It’s written down to serve as constant reminder of what we are working towards. Of course the goal can be adapted along the way, but writing it down gives you a clear focus.

 

STEP 5: THE MAGIC RULE OF 21

 
It was psychologist Dr Maltz who first said that it takes 21 days to make or break a habit back. However, research from UCL found that it took on average 66 days for a new healthy behaviour to become a habit. Everyone is different but what we do know is that if you can stay motivated in the short term then it won’t take long for a new behaviour to become a habit. And making healthy eating a habit is the true key to reaching your target weight and maintaining it for good…

 

ACHIEVE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS GOAL WITH US

 
If you feel you could benefit from having an expert to support you in achieving your weight loss goals, we can help. Book yourself in for a complimentary 25 mintue call or contact us and a member of our team will be in touch soon. We can talk through your challenges and explore whether one of our Intelligent Weight Loss programmes is right for you.
 

And if you’re looking for an inspiring read, consider The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. 

 

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