A successful total body, mind, and lifestyle transformation can be a difficult thing to achieve. Many people who embark on a transformation challenge do not know where to begin and because of this, many never even start.
Because having a clear set approach and strategy to tackling your goals is so important, we’ve put together 6 steps to transformation success. Following these strategies will help you progress and achieve your goals!
1. Determine Why and Why Not
While most people are familiar with the principle of determining their Why, most do not determine their Why Not.
Your Why Not is defined as the stumbling blocks or obstacles that have prevented you from achieving your goal before. The reason for determining this Why Not is not to discourage or to place blame, but to better allow you to understand your weaknesses and shortcomings. Admitting the reasons behind your failed weight loss or health transformation are solely your responsibility will allow you to address these issues properly, preventing a repeat of prior stumbles.
When you couple the Why Not with a positive Why, the result is a clearly defined reason you want this transformation and a picture of key stumbling blocks to your success.
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2. Always Have a Strategy
At Xyngular, we provide the majority of this step for you, giving you access to diet plans, exercise options and ideas, and a clear and effective supplement regimen. All that is left is for you to fill in the blanks. When will I prepare my meals? How will I avoid my “why not” pitfalls throughout my transformation? How do I keep my why as my sole focus throughout the transformation process? You should strive to ask, and provide a solution to key challenging questions as you begin your transformation and throughout the duration.
Having this individualized strategy allows you to better take on the challenges you face on a day to day basis that threaten to derail your progress (i.e. What am I going to do if I have to attend a lunch or can’t take my food with me? How will I maintain my healthy eating?).
Lastly, make sure your strategy is one you can commit to. If you need to make slight modifications, do so before beginning.
3. Always Have Support
Think back to your past goals. In every goal you have ever set and accomplished, hasn’t there been a clear group of people who supported you and aided you in your success? While you may think you are dedicated enough or you can do this on your own, it is actually easier and more rewarding to share the experience with a group of core supporters. Share your goals with positive upbeat people who want you to succeed and have a vested interest in seeing you achieve that success.
Encourage these supporters to hold you accountable to your goals and to not let you off of the hook. The famous coach John Wooden once said, “Show me your friends and I will show you your future.” With that in mind, pick your support structure wisely and make sure they are people who will lift you up and not tear you down. (Your support can, and should, be based on your Why Not analysis completed earlier.)
Support also means admitting the areas where help is needed for you to succeed, which can be a difficult and humbling task. Allow your core support structure to provide support exactly where you need it the most. If you do not feel comfortable admitting your weak areas or shortcomings to your core support, then it might be time to surround yourself with a different caliber of person.
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4. Mindset is Key!
If you approach your transformation with a nonchalant, haphazard attitude, then your results will be less than stellar. If you approach your transformation with a defeatist attitude thinking nothing could possibly work for you, then you will fail. If you approach your transformation with a skeptical attitude, you will see mediocre results because you are hesitating and questioning every decision.
You MUST approach your transformation with a fire and an almost obsessive desire for success and your goal.
You MUST believe that if you put in the work and fully commit to the program then you will see massive success.
Mindset is often the determining factor in a transformation. Set yourself up for success and ensure that you are in the right place mentally so that your time, effort and money is not wasted. Even with a defeatist attitude, you could still see some short-term success, but the true long-term success will never occur.
You must have a tenacious attitude and an unshakable desire to achieve your goal, no matter the obstacle.
5. Action, Action, and More Action!
Obviously, this is the most important step. All of the above steps are important, but without decisive action, they are worthless. It’s better to jump in and take the first step towards a transformation and then figure everything else out than just doing nothing. When you take action right away, it prevents the second guessing and questioning that leads to half commitments or no commitment at all.
You must commit fully and take decisive, immediate action on that commitment. When it comes to your transformation, it doesn’t matter what day of the week you start or whether you have all the answers right away, all that matters is that you jump in and give all of your efforts. Remember, the secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. Build the new with overwhelming action!
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6. Success and After Success
At some point, you will follow through and reach your goal. So what now? The key is to remain as determined and as hungry as you were at the very beginning of your transformation. You cannot let off the gas just because you’ve achieved your initial goal.
Set a new goal that is bigger and more ambitious than the initial goal. Keep pushing forward to prevent falling backward. When you achieve success, do not stop to pat yourself on the back. You can be proud of your accomplishments up to now, but it is important to understand that you can always do more.
Success is your obligation and achieving your maximum potential is where true success lies. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be happy with what you have accomplished, but don’t let that happiness and pride become a stumbling block on your path to greater success. There is no limit to what you can achieve through hard work and constant decisive action. While all of the above things are keys to success in a body transformation, they are also integral to your overall success in business, and in life as a whole.
Allow these 6 principles to guide you through your transformation and keep them in mind as you approach other life goals as well.