I’m writing this blog on the edge of a momentous occasion. My website is ready to go live, I have everything in place and I should be thrilled and excited. I am but I am also nervous and procrastinating.
I keep tweaking my posts, changing the layout, adding a word here and there. In fact nothing needs doing, its no better or worse than it was, it’s just different. Why am I doing this? Because I’m afraid. I’m afraid to take the next big step and change direction to a new business and a new lifestyle.
Fear of failure we understand but fear of success – well that’s just ridiculous, or is it? It’s really common and especially amongst people trying to lose weight. There are loads of reasons you may want to lose weight; to feel healthier, to be able to run faster, to look better in your clothes (more on that coming in another issue). Maybe you have medical reasons or you just wish you hadn’t crept over the next ‘milestone’. So why would you NOT want to lose weight.
But subconsciously we also have reasons we DON’T want to lose weight. One of the main reasons is because we fear we’ll have to give up the food we love, (that’s not true by the way). We may have people telling us they like or even love us the way we are (or even using the word ‘cuddly’ – yuck!) but they’ll still love us thinner, and if they don’t maybe it wasn’t meant to be.
We may be even be using the weight as an excuse for other things going wrong in our lives, which we’ll have to face if we don’t have the comfort or excuse of excess weight.
Fear of success has to be addressed just like any other but it just involves a little tweak in our mindset and a new way of looking at things. Just like skydiving or riding a rollercoaster the fear can be a good thing and certainly doesn’t have to stop you.
So I’m opening up for business. Putting myself out there, inviting you to my new website and inviting you to let me help you to conquer some of your fears and obstacles to your weight loss.
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