We all have it. But are you using it to your advantage?
The Number 1 Reason Why Most People Don’t Stick To Their Goals
The results of the American Psychological Association’s annual Stress in America Survey regularly cite lack of willpower as the number 1 reason people don’t follow through on healthy lifestyle changes.
But lack of willpower isn’t the only reason you might fail to reach your goals.
Willpower researcher Roy Baumeister, PhD, a psychologist at Florida State University, describes three necessary components for achieving objectives:
#1: Establish the motivation for change and set a clear goal.
#2: Monitor your behavior toward that goal.
#3: Practice willpower.
So no matter what you are looking to achieve, be it weight loss, personal growth, less time on social media, willpower is a critical step to achieving that outcome.
WHERE DO YOU FALL ON THE WILLPOWER METER?
Take a look at the habits you have formed in your life up to this point.
Those habits are the very things that have brought you to the place you are right now. Are you where you want to be?
Don’t worry if you’re not. The good news is that every moment of every day is a chance to create something new. Something to bring you closer to the life you envision for yourself.
You don’t have to continue on the path you’re on unless you want to. Only YOU can change the outcome. And it comes back to willpower: the training of your thoughts and actions to create positive habits that drive you to the place of your dreams.
A habit that I adopted many years ago was to make my bed as soon as I got up. A Navy Seal friend of mine told me that was one of the things they were required to do in the morning as well. Doing this gives your mind the impression that you have accomplished something. You’ve already built up willpower.
INCREASE YOUR WILLPOWER – CREATE THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE
An exercise that I like to do every day is to talk to Drew in the future.
Visualize yourself in the future – what would it take to become your future self right now, in the present moment?
Visualizing things as if they already are closes the gap between time and space, bringing you into the present moment. It’s a powerful way to turn your dreams and desires into reality.
Try it each morning and see how your life begins to change.
Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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