Fatloser Day Eleven: Replacing
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Siebold builds on Day Ten (erasing and replacing old beliefs) but offering some provisional new beliefs. Some how-tos with respect to "replacing".
Simple, right? Even if not easy. (And he knows it's not easy: he acknowledges that he himself relapses into "old beliefs" from time to time.).
And yet he knows that the majority of people watching this video series won't do it.
Why not? The power of old habits, deeply engrained from childhood. The power of old beliefs, operating from a fear-based and scarcity-based mindset.
There has to "be a catch". And he gives the example of persons who take his (equally free) series on public speaking, followed up by an (equally free) one-on-one consult. Whose first question is, "What's the catch?"
We can reprogram our unconscious minds, the "robot minds", by erasing and replacing these old beliefs. He tells us that when the "robot mind" is reconditioned with new beliefs and the conscious mind is trained in critical thinking, success is almost guaranteed.
Success in weight loss? More than that, success in every area of our lives. Big big claims. But when we use self talk on our unconscious minds and critical thinking so that our actions become congruent with our new beliefs . . . we will achieve success.
He recommends that we write down on index cards these scripts (and he knows that most of us, even at day 11, won't do it!):
1. I have the ability to handle anything that life throws at me.
2. The universe is conspiring to help me get everything I want.
3. I can achieve anything I focus on with persistence.
Read 'em over. Repeat 'em. Belief and action will follow. And change. And success.
There are mental toughness tools to change every area of our lives -- provided we fight back against feelings of victimhood and self pity.
That new life is "going to be glorious"!
As for me? I've got my index cards.
And gotta say (although Steve Siebold himself does not): that mindset of scarcity seems to me intimately connected to overeating and obesity. Sort of like, "If I don't gobble this up right now, maybe it won't be available later!!" It will. Our problem is by and large too many choices, too many opportunities to eat fast food and take in nutrition-free calories.