You know what one of the biggest challenges of health coaching is?
Trying to determine what motivates someone to make a change.
I can teach all the health and nutrition info, I can list fat-burning strategies, I can provide endless recipes, and we can even set up a plan for the week. But I cannot make anyone make a change.
Many times we don’t necessarily know what motivates us either! Sometimes it just clicks and we’re ready to try something new. Sometimes a little accountability with a health coach is the final push to go for it. Sometimes having a plan to follow makes it clear and doable.
A positive mantra, vision board or quote can be very powerful. However, many “motivational” quotes have a negative tone and can actually discourage you from taking action.
A health coach client and I were discussing this quote this week… “A year from now you’ll wish you had started today.”
Although it sounds good, it’s really another one of those negative thoughts that is telling you you’re not where you want to be and not doing what you wish you wee doing … again.
But a simple word switch can turn it around. Instead, saying “A year from now you’ll BE GLAD you started today” sets you up for success!
It tells you that you are making changes, beginning today and that you can continue to have a fresh start with each day. It’s positive- sparking action, building momentum, and boosting your confidence that you can do this and you ARE doing this.
What every your goals, let’s do this. It’s a new day, and a year from now you’ll be glad you started today!
What motivates you?
Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?