Over my career helping thousands of clients become the best versions of themselves, I have noticed, time and again that two little words are what hold many back (myself included) from creating the outcomes that we desire for ourselves. First: these two little words are SELF-WORTH …
Feelings of self-worth affect SO MUCH about your life. It’s all about realizing how important and valuable you are. And also how WORTHY you are of being treated well and living a healthy and fit life.
SELF WORTH is a little different – and a whole lot more important – than self-esteem.
Here’s a really quick example of what I’m talking about:
Let’s say you try on a new outfit, and you don’t like the way your arms look, or maybe you’re not pleased with your midsection. You might even realize you have low self-esteem in these areas – i.e., they don’t make you feel confident.
But SELF-WORTH lets you know that you are SO MUCH MORE than the state of your arms or midsection. AND … it can help you recognize that you want something different for yourself.
It can be the spark you need to make a change – because you know you are WORTHY of feeling totally amazing!
It’s the same as when you set boundaries for how you allow people to treat you, or decide to go after a promotion, or any other goal you want because you are worth it!
Here’s one of my FAVORITE exercises for self-worth AND putting it to action:
This is actually really fun to do, and it works best if you follow every step and let your imagination fly.
1. Imagine you and I are having a chat exactly 12 months from today …
If you had your best 12 months EVER and stayed on track with your goals, what would you envision your health and fitness to look like? What are the exact goals you want to reach? Take a minute to think about them, and write them down.
2. Now, imagine how living that way will FEEL to you … what your days will look like … what your energy levels look like? What kind of new confidence will you have? How will you feel when you go out with your friends? Or in your relationships? Write it all down!
3. Next, once you have crystal clear clarity on what your 12-month goals are and how it feels, think about the DECISIONS you’re making 12 months from now.
What choices are you making? How are you spending your time? How often are you working out? What are you doing for your nutrition? Write it down 🙂
4. And lastly, WHY WAIT 12 months to start making those decisions!?
—> If you want to create a new reality, you have to make different decisions TODAY.
EMBODY the person you will become in 12 months, and live as that person RIGHT NOW! It’s time to LIVE YOUR LIFE AS IF you have already reached those goals.
That’s the fastest and surest way to achieve your goals.
And let me tell you, this is one of my most FAVORITE things to help people with.
Make it an amazing, future-self kind of day,