Change is difficult, isn’t it? It’s not like we don’t try, some of us hella try, but time and time again we end up just sitting on our arses wondering what the hell happened.
It’s usually the same few topics that we end up talking about – weight loss, going to the gym, getting a better job, hell even trying to drink more water can take down the best of us.
Reflecting back on the mistakes usually yields “I just need to try harder”
And sure, sometimes that’s true. Sometimes we just didn’t want it bad enough to make the sacrifices needed. But a lot of the time it’s not.
Sometimes it’s actually our own excitement that causes our downfall. Excitement that is driving us to take on too much, too soon. To bite off more than we can chew.
So what are the principles that changed my life, repeatedly?
1. Start very small.
2. Do only one change at a time.
3. Be present and enjoy the activity (don’t focus on results).
4. Be grateful for every step you take.
I couldn’t agree more, and I was lucky enough to fall into this pattern back when I finally lost all my weight.
It’s very simple, easy to start advice that’s coming from someone who’s got his shit down. If you’ve not heard of him before, you should check out his site Zen Habits. It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to get on his email list, either. It’s one of my favorites!