One aspect of getting lean, strong, and healthy that makes it so challenging is that figuring out what to do can be so freaking confusing.
There seems to be an endless stream of ads, books, magazine covers, blog posts, and podcasts telling us what to do and how to do it.
There’s so much information.
So much advice.
It makes taking any action seem nearly impossible.
Even when we do take action, we constantly second guess ourselves.
This lack of clarity is paralyzing.
So, what can we do?
There are five questions you can ask when you’re lacking clarity.
– What do you want?
– Why do you want it?
– What do you need to do to make it happen?
– How will you know you’re progressing?
– What will you do if – when, really – your plan doesn’t work?
Rinse and repeat.
These questions seem super simple, but you’ll probably find that they’re quite challenging to answer.
You might find the first question easy.
I want to lose weight.
I want to get stronger.
I want to be healthier.
The following questions, however, you might find a bit more difficult.
Hence, the rinse and repeat.
You will not get this right on your first try.
You actually probably will never feel like you’ve got this right.
That’s not the point of these questions.
The point is that you continuously use them – hence, the “rinse and repeat”.
As you change, so will what you want and what you need to do.
You will probably never feel like you’ve got things figured out.
As you continue this process, though, that becomes a bit more comfortable.
You find that part of what makes the process so rewarding is the constant effort.
You’re worth that effort.
You’re worth putting in the time and energy to get clarity with what you want and how to make it happen.
You’re worthy of the best life.
You’re worthy of looking, feeling, and living as well as you can.
You are worthy.
You’ve got this.