When you have a strong enough vision of what you are working towards, and you want it enough; it is easy to be inspired, make the sacrifices and put in the work.
It is clearly defined exactly what you are working towards and your subconscious mind will go to work creating it.
Without vision; it is hard to push beyond your comfort zone and you question yourself – “why bother?“.
This applies to anything in life. I had the vision of travelling and what that would look like for me, having mapped out everything I would do on my ‘perfect day‘, which we will talk a little about later. For now we will talk about physique.
What kind of physique do you want to have? What does it look like?
Specifics are key
“I want to lose weight” or “I want to get bigger” means shit.
How much weight? How much bigger?
You have to clearly define where you want to be, if you actually intend on getting there.
When we’re talking physique, if you haven’t been in the gym for 3+ years, or in the industry, the numbers are pretty abstract. What does 3kg of lean muscle look like? How would I look if I dropped 5% body fat? The numbers are important measurement tools, but 99% of the time, people are after a look.
“I want to look like so and so…”
So that is how we will envision ourselves…looking like the person we want to look like.
Model your physique
What sort of physique do you want?
Guys: Do you want the super lean ‘Fight club’ look? The ripped gymnast? Popping bodybuilder? Solid rugby player/strongman physique?
Ladies: The model look? Toned? Fitness model? Kim K curves?
You need to realise the limitations of your body structure. If you have a thick waist you’re probably never going to be super lean looking, but the rugby player physique will come easily. If you’re 5’2 and curvy then you’re probably never going to look like a super model.
Once you have an idea of what you want to look like, assuming it is realistic with your bone structure, you need to ask yourself WHY you want this.
What does this mean to you?
You need to know what you are fighting for. The reasons why you want to do this…
To achieve something extraordinary with your body and gain the drive & self-confidence to kick ass at work too?
To get your figure back and be more comfortable getting back in the dating market after a break up?
Figure out your real reasons for wanting to do this.
Merge yourself on to your desired physique
Cut and paste your head on to the body that you are working towards (I’m serious) and stick it somewhere you will see it every day, such as your phone background, computer monitor or the back of your bedroom door.
It sounds cheesy, but if you can’t get the vision in your mind, you can’t manifest it in reality. Try it and see how inspired you are.
It’s also a good idea to put the question ‘What am I fighting for?‘ below. This will act as a reminder to your WHY and help you re-affirm it to yourself.
You become the vision you have in your mind. If you want to get serious about your physique, do this.
My vision for the last few months [this post was written a couple of months before publishing] has been about travelling. Interestingly, only after I dieted down and did my own mini body transformation did I get serious about my vision for travelling.
It gave me the discipline and confidence to take it from a want in the future, to a serious desire that I was working on manifesting full time.
Low and behold within 2 months I had my tickets booked. Pretty impressive considering I had wanted to do this for 6 years and never really got close to doing it.
My laptop background:
My phone background:
I took that second picture in the Saatchi gallery in Chelsea, London.
It really jumped off the wall and spoke to me when I saw it. A great way to view art is to see which pieces jump out to you and then let your subconscious mull over what they mean to you.
The globe pasted over the eyeball really meant something to me. It signified my vision of travelling the world. It was perfect at the time in my life that I came across it.
I was at a point of transition and it really helped me to clarify my vision for what I wanted to achieve.
Do not underestimate the power of having a vision, of looking deep inside yourself and asking the questions of what you want and why.
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