Weight loss : reach your objectives using the Law of Attraction
Whether it be in business, in your family life, in your intimate relationship, in your pursuit of a healthier lifestyle (for example, weight loss), whatever your objective, have you ever noticed that you will generally succeed in obtaining something when you truly want it? This statement seams quite simplistic, right? Then, why do many of us fail to reach an objective or to obtain what we « truly » want?
The Law of Attraction
I invite you to listen to a short video, presented by Tony Robbins (see link), as he explains what he calls, the Law of Attraction. He says : « Whatever you focus on, tends to happen». Life will generally give us what we ask for. You have certainly heard the expression : « Ask and you shall receive ». Is it really that simple? Then, how do you go about making your most heartfelt desires come true?
Be clear about what you want
The first step consists of asking intelligently and precisely what it is you truly want. The clearer and the more specific the details, the easier it will be for you to find the way to make it happen.
For example, if you want to improve your health, be very specific about what you mean when you say « health ». Do you want to decrease your sugar intake, eat more greens, take a walk 3 times a week, lose 15 pounds of fat, meditate for 5 minutes every evening? What is your definition of « better health »? Be as detailed as possible. There’s no better time than the present. Do not put it off…get a pen and paper.
In order to achieve a goal, Tony talks about the RPM plan, RPM as in « revolutions per minute », which is a plan that will allow you to achieve your desired goal in a quicker and more efficient manner. Here’s an outline.
The RPM Plan
R for « Results » – Be very clear about what you want the result to be. Let’s use one of the examples mentioned above : « I want to improve my health. In order to do so, I will go for a walk 3 times a week ».
P for « Purpose » – Know why you want to achive this goal. Identify all the reasons why you want to achieve this goal. The clearer and more detailed the objectives, the more motivated and the more persistent you will be. You need a lot of motivation to achieve a goal. If you do not have enough reasons, you may not have enough enthousiasm or will power needed to make it happen. In our example, what would motivate me to take a one-hour walk 3 times a week :
- To improve my cardiovascular and muscular endurance, especially in my legs
- To sleep better
- To help in my weight loss efforts by burning a higher number of calories per day
- To take some time for myself/to take some time with my spouse or partner
- To improve the health of my heart and lungs
- To get out and get some fresh air
- To improve my blood circulation and prevent varicose veins
- To improve my bone density
- To offset the harmful effects of a sedentary lifestyle/occupation
- To slow the aging process
Any other good reasons?
M for Massive as in « Massive Action Plan» – What must you do to make sure you succeed? You must plan for several different scenarios in the pursuit of your goals. What will make me take action and dedicate the necessary efforts? Determine multiple action plans ahead of time. You must ensure that you do not give up should the first plan not prove successful.
Plan A : I will go for a walk on Monday and Wednesday mornings, and on Saturday during the day.
Plan B : If it rains, I will go to the gym. I will also buy the appropriate outerwear so that those rainy days will no longer be an obstacle.
Plan C : If one-hour evening walks are not convenient for me, I will split them up into two 30-minute walks : 1 first thing in the morning and the other at lunch time.
Plan D : I will ask my sister/friend to walk with me on weekends. I will ask a colleague to accompany me at lunch time on week days.
Plan E : I will buy a fitness/workout watch in order to help me reach 10,000 steps per day.
What about you? What will you focus on this week or in the upcoming months in order to ensure that this time you will reach your objective? Go ahead, clearly define your R, P and your M’s and let me know if it improves your motivation, an especially if and when you reach your objective!