Fear Of Failure Can Stop You From Persisting With A Weight Loss Program
The vast majority of people who battle with their weight will have tried various diets without long term success. This past experience can make it hard to get motivated again to try another diet and if you feel forced to do this you can set yourself up for failure. You need to really want to lose weight for yourself and not for anyone else. There will be days where you feel overwhelmed and find yourself “failing” to avoid comfort foods. This is a temporary setback and with practice, you will gradually reach your goal. Keep trying to focus on positive thoughts about how your health will improve by choosing healthy foods. The support group called Overeaters Anonymous has a worldwide network of online and face to face meetings and their strategies are most helpful.
Weight loss is much harder if you have underlying nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, a sluggish liver, disordered gut bacteria and other problems with metabolism. If these factors are not diagnosed and treated specifically you are more likely to battle and fail to lose weight. It is not as simple as calories in must equal calories burnt or having a strong willpower, it can be a real jigsaw puzzle. It is important to have someone to guide you who understands these factors and this is why the Weight Loss Detective Program was developed.
Fear of failure is extremely common in human beings. If you want to predict your future, then try to create it with your own actions. People visit psychics in the hope they will hear a positive future but who really knows the future?
Failure is a necessary part of a human being – it is how we learn. Just look at very young children learning to walk; if they were afraid of falling every time they fell over, they would never learn to walk. So, do not fear failure, it is just a temporary error that will teach you so much. The author Helen Keller wrote about her life as a daring adventure and yet she was deaf and blind, and I find her inspirational.
Failing in an endeavour is not a failure of our life; giving up is worse for our self-esteem. People who have lost all hope and do not care if they give up, are often suffering from undiagnosed depression. Depression can present as fatigue and/or lack of interest and lack of motivation. Depression can be successfully treated with professional help.
Negative childhood memories can set us up for failure. These memories are stored deeply in the subconscious mind and even though they may be suppressed and hidden, they still influence behaviour in powerful ways. These memories have determined neural pathways in your brain that cause you to think and behave a certain way that may be very bad for your relationship with food.
It is possible to change the subconscious mind and existing neural pathways through clinical hypnosis, psychotherapy and self-improvement education.
Subconscious thinking patterns often keep us hostage to dysfunctional robotic behaviours. The more you understand these processes the more mindful and aware you will become. This knowledge will help you break the chains and give you the clarity to build new neural pathways in your brain consciously. This endeavour is exciting!
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