Is Your Ego Keeping You Fat?

by | Nov 29, 2017 | Blog

It’s a harsh question, but I hope you’ll keep an open mind because this could be the very thing that launches you into sustainable success.

Here’s what it means for your ego to keep you fat…

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Let’s think about ego as the way we protect ourselves. No doubt there are 100 ways to define or describe ego but let’s roll with the thoughts & stories we use to protect ourselves.

For example…

I’m too busy to workout” or “I don’t have time to prepare fat loss friendly foods” are both self-preserving ego statements.

Instead of saying, “I’m not prioritizing fitness” or “I’m choosing to not make great food choices“, you’re wrapping a story or reason around your choices.

You’re letting yourself off the hook and blaming your circumstances instead of taking full responsiblity. 

We do this to make ourselves feel better and it’s often subconscious. We’re justifying & rationalizing, both of which are ego-driven behaviors.

At ASCEND, I challenged everyone to think about if they were being led by their past or their potential.

I’ll challege you to think if you’re being led by your limits or your potential.

Saying “I don’t have time” or “I’m too busy” is choosing to be led by your limits.

Alternatively, saying “I’ll find a way” or “I’m going to prioritze this” reflects being led by your potential.

When you argue for your limitations, you get to keep them.

If you say you don’t have time, you aren’t looking for time.

If you say you don’t have the motivation, you are trying to create it.

If you say you’re inconsistent, you aren’t fighting for consistency.

I want to challenge you to allow your potential to guide your decisions, not your past.

I want to challenge you to own your choices & take full responsibility instead of blaming your circumstances.

Keep your ego out of objective ownership of your choices. 

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