You’re watching the gate attendant run through her pre-flight boarding protocol. She’s calling the names of passengers that are not here. She’s dealing with passenger requests. And she’s trying desperately to remain calm.
You gaze out the window where you can see your plane. The luggage cart has arrived and guys are hoisting the luggage into the bottom of the plane. Trucks seem to know exactly where to go; exactly where to be at every moment of the day.
You look into the cockpit of the plane and can see 2 pilots. They’re both lifting their arms in the air to check on switches. Then you see their heads move left and right as they check gauges. Everyone is going through a pre-flight checklist of some sort. Without this safety net things could be missed or forgotten.
You might be wondering what this has to do with weight loss.
Well, the truth is… weight loss is hard for most people.
Believe me, I know. I hear the struggles every single day from new clients that are joining up, friends, and even family members. I also know the struggle a bit myself.
I think that weight loss would be a lot easier if we had a pre-weight loss checklist.
I think it’d look something like this:
- Do you have the desire to cultivate healthy habits that last a lifetime?
- Are you willing to look into your past experience and see what unhealthy patterns you’ve picked up along the way?
- Do you have a system in place to help you through this journey?
- Do you have your measurements? This is more than just what the scale says.
- What is your fail plan? More than likely part of your unhealthy patterns is a loss of motivation or desire after a week or two. What is your plan when you reach this section of your journey?
I could add in other things, but I think you get the idea.
Businesses require a business plan before a bank will lend money to them. Pilots must go through a pre-flight checklist before taking off. Athletes prepare daily (both physically and mentally) for their event.
To reach your goals, whatever they are, you must have a plan. Leaving things up to chance is an almost sure fire way to ensure failure.
What is your plan?
Dare to share your plan with me I am happy to give constructive feedback and help you take action on that plan.