Updated: Oct 22, 2018
“Always make your future bigger than your past.” — Dan Sullivan
New clients always come with baggage. Most of this baggage is negative.
When I first ask why they want to improve their health they first tell me what they don’t like about their health and what they want to change.
We are told in the fitness industry that you need to ask people their goals, which leads to more of what they don’t want, than more of what they do want.
“Why do you want to improve your health?”
“I am not happy with my weight and how I look”
“What weight do you want to achieve and what look do you want?”
“ I want to lose 2 stone and not have a big belly”
Did you notice the negative self-talk? Our language dictates our actions more than we realise.
Negative self-talk keeps us thinking of the past and not the future.
Where positive self-talk helps us focus on the success we can achieve in the future. For example;
“ Why do you want to improve your health?”
“I want to be a person who looks good and feels good?”
Focusing on a future self has been proven to be more motivational then focusing on what you want to change about your present self.
As the saying goes ‘What you focus on is what you get”