“I want to lose 10 lbs, but I can’t stop eating sweets.”
“I want to go to the gym, but I am so tired when I get off work.”
“I want to feel sexy in my bathing suit when I go on vacation, but losing weight is hard.”
“I’ve tried everything, BUT BUT BUT…”
In doing this, where exactly is the focus?
Think of “X” as the thing you want and “Y” as the thing that is stopping you.
When you say “X” you put into universe your truth, the goal, the action.
Then you throw the word BUT into the equation and SLAM on the damn brakes.
Is the focus losing 10lbs, or is the focus too much on how deprived your life would be without that bar of chocolate or cookie?
Do you really want to feel sexy in your swimsuit, or are you focusing too much on how hard it will actually be to get there?
Could you replace the word “but” with an “and”?
“I want to lose 10 lbs, “AND” I can’t stop eating sweets.”
Well… maybe you can still eat sweets (sometimes or a little bit) and still lose 5 lbs.
Maybe the X and the Y could coexist?
Maybe the X and the Y don’t actually have anything to do with each other.
Just something to think about and a reminder to stop doubting yourself by letting your big BUT get in the way.
Words can be powerful, but at the end of the day, they are just language!
Action is the only thing that moves the needle!