The Tipping Point for Success
Recall the last time you sought after a significant goal; maybe it was to finally stop biting your nails, to learn a new language or to run your first ½ marathon.
Did you follow through?
If you didn’t, I’d say it’s because your goal didn’t pass what I like to call,
the tipping point for success.
Let me quickly explain what the tipping point is and why it’s so important in achieving success with your goals.
The tipping point is ultimately the difference between simply wanting to do something and recognizing fundamental reasons why it will happen.
The idea of losing 10lbs to look as good as you did in college sounds awesome, but the process it takes to get there requires a ton of hard work, patience, and dedication.
Be honest with yourself about some tough questions:
Do you truly want to lose weight, or is this just a fad?
Why? (hint; it’s gotta be deeper than just “looking good naked”)
How will your life be better after the weight loss?
What are you willing to do to succeed?
How long are you willing to work before you see progress?
The process of achieving anything significant, especially a body transformation, will NOT go as smoothly as you think.
The question is, whether or not the goal means so much to you that throughout the inevitable setbacks, you’ll stay dedicated.
The tipping point is a mindset; it’s a shift in perspective when you no longer view a goal as something that’d be nice, or fun to achieve, but instead as something that’s essential to your well-being.
Let me tell you how to succeed by giving a quick example…
About 3 months ago I decided that I wanted to lose some body fat and make quality weight training sessions my top priority.
My initial reasoning was to improve my physique and look my best for the summer.
It turns out those reasons weren’t quite enough; I was actually pretty happy with how I looked.
Could I have been leaner? Sure.
But that reason alone wasn’t enough to drive a fundamental shift in my behavior.
So I didn’t track calories, didn’t cut alcohol, missed workout, etc.
No real changes occurred with the quality of my workouts or my physique.
Fast forward to this past week, and things are incredibly different; all calories have been tracked, I’ve stopped drinking, I’ve trained as hard as ever, and prioritized my recovery.
It took deep reflection and some self-honesty to realize I wanted to shed body fat and train as hard as I could because that’s when I’m truly happiest. My confidence is at its highest, my productivity is through the roof, I sleep better, my relationships are elevated, my positivity is contagious.
THESE reasons resonated with my values, and I’ve committed to following through with my goal.
By understanding the difference between the shallow reason of looking better compared to the deeper reasons listed above, you can understand the change in mindset that is necessary to propel you past the tipping point, and actually following through with your goal.
If you’re unsure where to begin, reach out and schedule a coaching session to talk through some of your goals. We’ll get to the bottom of what’s really important to you, and perhaps even discuss some realistic strategies you can begin implementing for success.
Assuming your reasons pass the tipping point test ;)