6 Questions You Must Answer Before Ever Losing 10, 20, 100lbs Successfully
By now I’m sure you have realized that weight loss is about much more than stating “My goal is to lose X amount of weight.” It is much more than writing out a list of short term and long term goals for exercise and nutrition. Although they are still important steps, weight loss or any lifestyle change is about asking yourself “what do I really want out of my life?” In other words: What is Your Primary Aim?
Let’s find out.
Your Primary Aim
A lot of business gurus do an exercise that I believe will help drive the point home and help you get in the mind set of finding your primary aim. I want you to imagine you’re about to attend one of the most important occasions of your life—your funeral. I know, I know… bear with me. Now, at your funeral is a tape of your voice addressing your friends and family and you’re telling them the story of your life.
How would you like that story to go?
That’s your primary aim.
What would you like to be able to say about your life after it’s too late to do anything about it?
That’s your primary aim.
Once you’ve created the script (yes take the time to write your script NOW), all you need to do is make it come true! All you need to do is start living your life as if it were important. All you need to do is take your life seriously, create it intentionally.
Simple? Yes. Easy? NOOOO. But absolutely essential if your life is to have meaning besides work, weight loss, etc.
Great people have a vision of their lives that they practice emulating each and every day. When there is a discrepancy between what they envisioned and what they are doing they are quick to make up the difference and carry on.
So, before you go back to your weight loss goals tomorrow ask yourself the following questions:
1 What do I wish my life to look like?
2 How do I wish my life to be on a day-to-day basis?
3 How would I like to be with other people in my life—my family, friends, spouse, business associates?
4 How would I like people to think about me?
5 What would I like to be doing in 2, 10, 20 years from now?
6 What specifically would I like to learn during my life: spiritually, physically, financially, intellectually… about relationships?
The answers to these questions become the standards against which you measure your life progress. In the absence of such questions your life will just drift aimlessly.
Your primary aim provides you with purpose, it provides you with energy, and it provides the grit to get through your day-to-day.
Do you see why your primary aim is so important to your weight loss success? With no clear vision of how you wish your life to be how can you begin to change it?