So it’s a new year. Like many, maybe you have vowed to lose that spare tire around your stomach. Maybe you have resolved to stop eating so much junk food, stop drinking so much, get rid of sodas or junk food or whatever your vice may be. Perhaps you have decided this is the year you are going to exercise and stick with it. Whatever the case may be, right now you may have a strong desire to be successful. As the year goes on, that desire may pass. Many of you may have decided to make changes. As Lifestyle Changer Extraordinaire Tony Robbins notes, change itself isn’t hard. The hard part is getting to the point where you are ready to accept the change. One of the big keys in success is creating momentum. Here are 3 ways to help create that momentum.
1: Take Massive Action
If your desire is to be healthier this year, there is no excuse for failure. One of the biggest excuses I hear is people don’t have the information. In today’s day and age, we have access to more information than at any other time in the history of our world. If your desire is to truly be healthy, take massive action and read, watch and absorb as much information as you can about health. The hard part can be deciphering what is good information and bad information. If you are unhealthy, my advice is look at it all! If you don’t like to read or don’t have time to read, watch movies about health. If you have Netflix, go watch Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, Food Matters, or any of the documentaries regarding food and health. Ask your local chiropractor about the movie Doctored. It is an amazing documentary on where real health comes from and how chiropractic fits in to the wellness paradigm. You’ll find one of my major mentors, Dr. James Chestnut, is a key player in the movie. If you want to add exercise, start today, and everyday for the next 30 days. Make it so much of a habit that you can’t go without it. Create a blog for yourself to track your progress. Share it with EVERYONE. Some people will help to motivate you and keep you on track for your goals.
2. Do Something Daily Towards Your Goals
One of the reasons many of us fail when trying to get healthier is that we equate the act of getting healthier with deprivation. We associate getting healthier with what we have to give up. What if we changed the way we looked at it and created a gradual process versus trying to make crazy changes? Some people are wired and have enough motivation to make major changes, some may take more time or help. What if you vowed to eat just one extra salad per day, or better yet some form of raw fresh fruits or vegetables before you eat any meal or snack? If you were to do that every day for 1 year, would you not be healthier? What if you were to take 5 minutes a day and do some squats, push-ups, pull-ups, go for a walk, whatever it is, if you were to do that every day for an entire year would you be healthier? What if you added in fish-oil, probiotics, Protandim daily for the entire year? Would you not be healthier? What if you were to join a group that runs or an exercise class? Do something every day to move you towards your goal.
3. Find a Coach
The best and most successful athletes in the world have coaches. These are the people at the top of their game. The best and most successful business people have coaches. These are the people at the top of their game. Those who are the most successful at all they do find coaches. Maybe money is a factor for you, maybe you can’t get a coach. Maybe you don’t know where to look. Let me give some recommendations. Obviously, my job as a chiropractor is to ensure that my patients are able to experience the greatest health possible. Follow my blog. My desire is to have posts that help my patients to find up-to-date quality information. Here are a couple other top resources for health information. Underground Wellness by Sean Croxton is a great resource with loads of information. Sean doesn’t discriminate on information so he covers just about everything. It is probably one of my favorite resources. JJ Virgin is another top-notch person to follow when it comes to health. She is brilliant. Maybe your issue is motivation. My favorite is Eric Thomas. He is phenomenal and has a lot of excellent free information. Be sure to check out his YouTube channel and download his motivational mixtapes. As well, utilize YouTube for videos of others who have been in your shoes and been successful. Find someone who was like you and watch their transformation.
If you can do these things, you will experience success beyond anything you have experienced before. May your New Year be blessed!!!
Yours in Health,
Dr. James Ashley, DC