Why Does It Have To Be So Hard?

hard workI was getting ready to give a local weight loss seminar and I was talking to a friend about it.

I explained that I felt really relaxed, but that as I got closer, I was sure I’d get nervous and anxious about putting it all together.

She shocked me when she said, “Why does it have to be hard?”

I was flustered.

Oh. Right.

Here I was, demonstrating a perfect example of what I see in my clients all the time.

They come to me to begin a coaching program. They bring some baggage with them.

What’s in the baggage?

It’s a combination of excitement and dread.

Yes, dread.

Why the dread?

Because they know this weight loss journey is going to be hard.

How do they know?

Because that has been their experience.

So they’ve accumulated a whole bunch of beliefs about the process of losing weight, all centered around how hard it is.

It doesn’t have to be.

It will be work.

There will be growth.

You need to be willing.

But it doesn’t have to be hard.

Check your beliefs at the door.

Be open to surprising yourself.

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6 Responses to “Why Does It Have To Be So Hard?”

  1. I like: “Be open to surprising yourself”!

  2. Sue Spoden says:

    So true! I have been in and out of this thinking for years.
    Thanks for posting this. I am looking forward to seeing you next month at the retreat. All the best, Sue

  3. Molly H says:

    Excellent. What a reminder that it is never easy. Like giving birth, there is a mixture of excietment and dread, or at least uncertainty. And with hard work and strong conviction, a weight loss journey can have a result that is just as rewarding as giving birth.

  4. Cookie says:

    Yes, you’re right.
    I did that recently but I wasn’t aware enough to think it through.
    Like that one.

  5. Cookie says:

    Can’t wait Sue. We can practice all of this in a gorgeous setting!

  6. Cookie says:

    And remember, some births are not so hard (or at least that’s what I hear)….maybe we just don’t need to assume the dread part will always be there.