383: Stop. You’re Stronger Than This

A few weeks ago I shared a voice note with my Masters Club. I was nervous to share it. I didn’t want to offend anyone or make it seem like I think behavior change is easy. I don’t think it’s easy.

But, I do think that we have, as a whole, become self-centered and weak minded. I think, because so many of us haven’t personally lived through war, concentration camps, military combat or other intense trials, we’ve allowed our perspectives to become small.

So small, in fact, that we’ve convinced ourselves that food has more power than we do.

So small that we think, though well fed and safe in our homes, resisting a cookie after dinner or abstaining from a third glass of wine is what “hard” looks like.

I’m not suggesting it doesn’t feel hard. What I’m suggesting is that if that’s what hard means to you, we’ve got to adjust your perspective.

In today’s episode I’m sharing some things that have really adjusted mine and making some recommendations for those of you who are feeling like change is hard.

I hope you enjoy it. I hope you hear it in the spirit I intend it – love and helpfulness.

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7 replies
  1. John Helt
    John Helt says:

    Wow! Thank you so much for sharing this. I began a personal weight loss journey on October 1, 2016 and have lost 60 lbs. With 20 lbs to go to reach my goal, I have found myself falling back into compulsive eating habits and have gained several lbs back. I decided this morning that adding a podcast to my playlist which supported and motivated my journey might help. TODAY I listened to your podcast for the very first time and I must say that it was the kick in the butt I needed. Primal Potential is now on my Stitcher playlist, and I look forward to continuing my journey, reaching my goal, and not feeling weak anymore! THANK YOU!!

  2. Pamela M.
    Pamela M. says:

    I listened to the whole podcast and absolutely agree. We are such softies now. When I say “we” I mean anyone who could be reading this comment now. If you can read this comment, you have a computer and internet access. You probably have an education and lots of creature comforts. So few of us – myself included – have never experienced real hardship. No, I do not want to go back to the 1930s or 1830s – I actually like my cushy life – but I agree with the podcast.

  3. Diana Newton
    Diana Newton says:

    I LOVE THIS PODCAST!!! I love all your podcast, but I have these exact same thoughts all the time. Especially when I whine about “this is so hard!”. I was talking to my boyfriend last week that for all the complaining I do about how hungry I am, I really have no idea. I’ve never truly been hungry. I told him the story of my mom and dad, married in 1935 in the midst of the Great Depression. They were in California and couldn’t find work for three days. She said they were so hungry they could hardly stand it. They were walking by a farmer’s field full of heads of lettuce. She stole one head and that was their dinner. They’re first food in three days. She said she always felt so guilty over stealing a head of lettuce She was raised Baptist (me too), -and they’re as bad as Catholics with the guilt thing. My question to her was, couldn’t find a potato or something with more nutritional value than lettuce!?

    Anyway, I always remember that story and remind myself that I don’t know real hardship or hunger. I’ve had a pretty blessed life as far as having plenty of food, and all the necessities of life (and more). So I really don’t know what I’m talking about when I say “I’m sooooo hungry!”.

    Anyway, great podcast and a great reminder.
    Thank you!

    • Diana Newton
      Diana Newton says:

      Geez! I see a misspelled word and I can’t fix it. I said “They’re first food”, it should be “their first food”. Sorry, I’ll be more careful in future comments! ~Diana

    • Elizabeth Benton
      Elizabeth Benton says:

      Such a powerful realization! Thanks so much for sharing and please don’t worry about typos – totally not a big deal. Thrilled that you’re enjoying the podcast! Please never hesitate to reach out any time with questions or suggestions!


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