Here at Pain Free Posture MN I am in the positive change business. Everyday I get to help people overcome work on accomplishing their personal health and fitness goals.
I love what I do, and I love that my clients can archive the desired results, BUT ... it doesn't come without a commitment. True and lasting change requires active participation on the part of the client in more than just dedication to exercise. (Click here to read some testimonials).
Professionally, I believe that there are 3 steps you must actively take to make a positive and lasting change in one's life. They are:
In my experience and opinion, the biggest obstacle to making a positive change is simply inaction. Putting off our good intentions and action for a later time. Procrastination therefore, is the biggest hurdles to overcome when working to establish a new pattern of behavior. Sometimes we get stuck in our minds and our previous history of experiences that those past experiences cause us to put off making a decision to act.
In January 2011, I read a fantastic article by Bobby Cappuccio on PTontheNet that illustrated the point beautifully. He writes:
Deception is a concept that is despised in our society. It violates our sense of fairness and arouses our instinctual nature to nurture and protect the victim.
My question, as uncomfortable as it may be, is…Is it truly possible for a victim to be deceived if they’re not in some part a willing participant?
Every situation brings with it our own perception and interpretation, stemming from a lifetime of experiences, beliefs and values, and, therefore, biases. So our interpretation of events is the combination of fact and perception. Hence, every story we tell is, to a degree, fictitious. Could this be especially true regarding the stories we tell ourselves?
Man does that ever resonate with Pete Egoscue's last book Pain Free Living: The Egoscue Method For Strength, Harmony and Happiness. Often we get stuck in our "story" to the point that it paralyzes us into procrastination and ultimately inaction.
With that in mind, I'd like to share Cappuccio's list of 10 ways to overcome obstacles and procrastination so we can take that first and most important step and take action!
By Bobby Cappuccio
I hope you found this article to be helpful and inspiring. These ten tips are transformative if put into active practice. Please reach out if you have questions/concerns. We're here to help!
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