The #1 Reason Why Your Body Transformation Will Fail
Anyone could commit to a body transformation for a few days, but most will fail in the long run. Find out why and how to finally achieve the body you’ve always wanted.
It’s one thing to sum up the mental will power necessary to imagine yourself in a greater light; it’s quite another to actually make it happen. While you may have some excellent motivations for a body transformation, there is one glaring reason why it will fail: your perspective of what it will take to achieve is completely and utterly WRONG. Let me explain.
The Motivation Behind a Body Transformation
There are lots of reasons why you want to achieve a significant significant body transformation. Here are just a few of the most common ones:
- You want to impress someone new you’re attracted to.
- You want to impress your existing (or past) significant other.
- You got a bad “report card” from the doctor, and you don’t want to die just yet.
- You’re tired of feeling bad about your body.
- You were fit once, and you want to get back to that condition.
- You want to be stronger/faster/better than the next guy/girl.
- You want to look sexy naked.
There are many more reasons for wanting a body transformation of course, but I’m guessing that your motivation fit somewhere in there.
Why Your Body Transformation Will Fail
No matter how necessary or possibly even life-threatening your reasons are, you will fail in your body transformation. The problem is that a body transformation takes more than a momentary spark of motivation. They take months and years of consistency, and as much as your trainer, doctor, or significant other tries to romanticize diet and exercise, most people will always hate both.
Trying to succeed at something that is difficult using methods that you personally despise is a losing proposition.
It takes a lot of will power to keep doing the bare minimum to complete tasks you don’t like doing, and most of those tasks have an impact on other people, which is why you do them at all. A body transformation really only impacts yourself, eliminating any external factors that could keep you on track.
If I could give you a step-by-step plan to make $1 million over the next 12 months, but it required doing something that you really hate every second you were awake, would you do it? Most people would say “Of course,” but I really doubt that over 1 or 2 out of 100 would succeed. Even with some major motivations, people can be extremely inventive in convincing themselves of why failure is “okay.”
In the million-dollar example, many people would justify failure using the following reasons:
- I doubt this plan will really make me $1 million, so why even try?
- I don’t really want $1 million. Rich people are bad people.
- $1 million isn’t really THAT much money, I’d probably waste it anyways.
- I’m comfortable enough without $1 million, so who cares?
In fitness, just like anything else, you can convince yourself of why failure is not only okay, it’s preferential. Sounds nuts, but you’ve probably done it before. You’ll always come back to logic and reason, but not before you’ve derailed your current plans.
How to Shift to a Winning Perspective
Remember high school? Those four years that, while they were not the center of the universe that you thought they were at the time, were actually extremely important to your future.
Your grades could make or break your chances of getting into a good college, the personal friendships you made could land you in jail or turn you into a better person, and some “carelessness” could make you a parent WAY too young. Even with all that, how seriously did you take the situation? How would you handle it differently if you did it again?
Personal fitness and health is a lot like high school, except the effort and consequences will last for the next 20-50 years. Whatever you do or don’t do will haunt you each decade as the consequences reveal themselves. Each time something bad happens as the result of not taking your health and fitness seriously, you will think back to that body transformation you attempted 10, 20, 30 years ago and wonder what might have been.
The good news is that every day could be the first day of “high school.” In fact, success is all about delaying graduation for as long as possible. Commit to a body transformation now and reap the rewards forever.
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