“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.” --The Buddha
In this post I am going to teach you how to get the results you are after by changing the way you think.
I teach a specific tool to all of my clients called The Model which was created by master coach instructor Brooke Castillo.
The concept for the tool is ancient, going back all the way to the Buddha and beyond.
Here’s how it works.
Every result you have in your life is born from your thinking.
Your thoughts create your feelings which in turn create your actions which in turn create your results.
The result proves the thought true for you.
For example, you think: I’ll always be fat.
You feel defeated.
You eat the chocolate cake-- because why not? You’re not losing weight anyway…
The result you get-- you are always fat.
Thought created result.
Result proved thought.
You think: See, I’m always fat!
The cycle repeats itself, over and over.
Rinse and Repeat.
Clearly, if your thinking creates your results, you just need to change your thinking.
It’s that simple.
The tricky part is, you can’t just change your thoughts to get new results.
You have to believe new thoughts.
And it’s not a matter of just doing some chanting and visualizing and KABOOM! New thoughts believed, new results achieved!
It is a matter of rolling up your sleeves and taking a good hard look at what you are currently thinking-- really thinking, about the results you are getting.
And thoughts are sneaky.
Many of your thoughts about your body, food, money, relationships, and self-worth you’ve had since childhood.
Your brain like to be efficient to conserve energy, so it has created neural pathways for thoughts you think a lot, like “I’ll always be fat.” or “I’m bad with money.”
It replays those thoughts over and over so that you get good at it-- so good that it can relegate that thought to your lower, primal brain so that it becomes automatic.
Talk about efficiency! Nothing more efficient than automaticity.
Once that happens, we have those thoughts automatically-- and often subconsciously.
That’s right-- we don’t even know we are thinking what we are thinking.
Those are the golden nugget thoughts-- the dark, dirty, negative thoughts that we aren’t conscious of.
Those are the thoughts we need to mine and sift through, dig up and examine.
How to get started
Some example thoughts are
My body won’t always be fat.
My body can lose weight.
My body is losing weight.
My body will lose weight.
My body is functioning perfectly.
Notice how those thoughts are empowering versus disempowering.
They inspire action versus deflated action.
Write it down.
Practice thinking it every day.
And then-- most importantly-- take action.
Take action before you believe the thought.
Take massive, inspired action over and over and over.
And watch the thought come true.
Because it is in taking the action from the developing belief that you prove the belief true.
Simple, but not easy.
But remember, you can do hard things.
In fact, the deepest satisfaction we get in our lives is from getting results from doing hard things, not easy things.
So get to work, sister.
The life you’ve been craving is waiting for you on the other side.
Lia Pinelli is a weight loss coach and educator who helps women put an end to emotional overeating and lose weight, permanently.