There is a huge benefit to using every trick in the book to stay motivated to succeed in your weight loss strategy and achieve your own goals. One such trick is to make full use of images to help you to keep on the straight and narrow path that leads to your success.
Images can be powerful when used to help motivate a person to stick to their chosen program or strategy. This article takes a look at how it works and how this can be used to great advantage for your own slimming program.
What Kind of Images
The first thing you need to be aware of is the kind of images that will motivate you to keep up with your own methods, as well as those that can actually hold you back. It doesn’t matter what kind of weight loss strategy you are employing, whether it be a fitness regime or a diet program such as Nutrisystem, Medifast, the Dukan Diet or a customized diet sheet you got from a nutritionist.
You need to aim for what will make you feel good and be in the frame of mind to win. It might sound obvious, but the kind of pictures that are positive in nature will spur you onward to success while negative ones will reign you in.
But What is Positive and What is Negative?
Positive images are ones that not only make you feel good when you look at them, but they have the effect of impressing your subconscious mind with the advantages of having already achieved the success you desire. So a picture of a nice looking, slim person with a relatively fit, toned figure looking back at you from your fridge door is positive.
A negative image is one that makes you feel bad and impresses the subconscious with failure and the “I can’t do it” attitude. So a picture of a fat person staring at you from your fridge door is actually negative. Even when you think it might remind you of what you are trying not to be any more.
Success is a state of mind and when that mind is in a positive state, you will succeed.
Fat vs Thin
But why, you might ask does this work? The simple answer is that you need to impress your mind with the successful outcome you are trying to achieve to get the full motivational power of the image.
You should always focus on what you want and never focus on what you don’t want! Focusing on what you don’t want (in this instance, being a fat person), all you do is impress you mind with looking and feeling fat. That can destroy your self esteem, wreck your confidence and dissolve your motivation to work toward that which you do want!
It cannot be stressed enough that if you are determined enough to lose weight, then you will do so through your own commitment and by sticking to the basics before trying out all the extra stuff that can often clutter up any straight forward and working plan of action.
So use positive images and you will amaze yourself at how they can help you achieve what you set out to achieve.
Do Not Fail Yourself!
Failing to lose weight on whatever strategy you have chosen to work with can be pretty soul destroying, never mind a costly mistake in some cases. But how much of that failure can you really and truly attribute to a diet or your strategy itself and how much of the blame do you honestly think lies with you?
You only have to read up on some of the complaints from failed dieters that proliferate the Internet to see that there is no one diet solution that is easy and foolproof. Many would very easily work for most people who stick to their guns, but too many look for excuses to quit, whether it be conscious or not.
In fact, one could speculate as to the real reason those who do not succeed end up complaining loudly that this or that diet failed them as being more likely that they were the ones who failed the diet and not the other way around. They ingrain negative images in their minds of failing and then they go right ahead and fail!
Turn Failure into Success
This goes for just about any of the major diet solutions that are around today. While the majority of dieters will lose weight with their chosen diet companies or programs, most of them tend to keep quiet about their success. After all, you lost weight and now you’re enjoying wearing those great clothes, so what’s there to shout about?
On the flip side, the ones that failed to lose weight are prone to make a noise about it, especially if they themselves had a hand in that failure by not adhering to the diet one hundred percent. The reason for that is because they would rather make a noise and blame the diet for their failure than admit they cheated or didn’t follow the diet’s instructions to the letter!
Don’t be one of those failures!
You can stamp out failure by replacing it with faith in yourself and your ability to succeed if you really are determined to succeed. Faith is the opposite of failure and where faith is strong, failure just can’t get a look in!
As long as you go into whatever strategy you have chosen with strong faith in yourself as a success and visualize that success in your mind every day, you’ll win. Stay determined and persistent in striving for the win, stick to the diet or whatever plan you’re using and you might just surprise yourself at what you really can achieve when you really want to and really pit your heart and soul into it!