How Do Make Ourselves Do The Things We Should

If you just landed on this page without reading Part 1 – The Pleasure/Pain Spectrum– this post might make more sense if you back track and read that first.

The last post covered the fact that I wish I could force myself to do the things I need to do to lose 20 pounds, but don’t, because subconsciously or otherwise, I perceive the amount of pain involved in doing them to exceed the pleasure I anticipate getting from going through with them.

Now that I’ve identified those 3 behaviors, and done my best with why I don’t engage with them, Tony Robbins, heretofore known as TR (that is what I call him, because it makes him my cool buddy that I should listen to) tells me I should now come up with 10 reasons why I MUST make my changes Now, and he tells me I should include what costs I’ll incur if I don’t, and what I will get if I make my changes now. I am also supposed to keep an eye on Why I can change it now (I think he’s trying to make sure that “I can’t” is not a barrier in the end.)


10 reasons why I Must lose these 20 lbs now:

  1. I want to be done with this weight loss journey once and for all.
  2. I will finally be in full control of something I’ve struggled to control, and that amount of power will transfer into other parts of my life.
  3. Getting dressed every day will be one of the most joyful experiences of my day.
  4. I can finally, Finally! justify the cost of creating a custom wardrobe that fits me perfectly.
  5. I’ll have more self confidence and self esteem in general.
  6. I will finally have accomplished a goal that I have been dreaming about for 20 years.
  7. If I don’t lose the weight now, I am giving up a massive opportunity show myself that I can do what I stick my mind to, and I know I can do it if I really try.
  8. If I don’t lose the weight now, then when am I going to lose it?  I might be unhappy with my body FOREVER – and forever is a Very long time to criticize my body every day.
  9. Forever is also a very long time to be unhappy with the way so many clothes fit my body.
  10. I should be able to wear many more styles of clothing
  11. My 5K time should drop down without any additional effort.

So here are my 10 reasons – no candy coating guys, this is my real deal.  A little nerve wracking putting it all out there but, oh well, didn’t go this far to back out now so there it is. 🙂
With love,

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