By habitually introducing new behaviours and practices every day, you will take control and drive your own outcomes.
In the beginning you will have great enthusiasm and energy around the change. This energy (motivation) slowly subsides – why? This is because we realise that fundamental change is HARD work and ongoing, our old patterns of predictable behaviours re-emerge as the old you trying to drag you back. ‘The PITT’.
“Why do we do what we do, when we know what we know” – Dr Libby Weaver
Firstly, a reminder that where you are in any aspect of your life is a product of your priority. To remove yourself from ‘the PITT’ there are a few things to consider – a grieving process will be happening for the loss of your identity, you need to acknowledge this, say goodbye and shut the door.
As you habitually introduce new behaviours daily you will start to see results, and begin to experience joy and hope. From time to time it also pays to re-visit your ‘purpose’ or your ‘why’ – remember this may be flexible.
How long this process is, varies for every individual, but the more effectively you manage your PITT dynamics the more likely you will be to achieve your outcomes.
‘The tallest oak in the forest was once just a little nut that held its ground.‘ – unknown
Reference: Colin James
Movement is what our bodies were made to do, so let’s move a little more… to live a little more…. to love life a little more.