Today I traveled to a former Soviet Biological Weapons factory in the middle of the Kazakhstan countryside, I have been doing this trip for the last two years and always enjoy stopping at a road side cafe that sells the most rustic Kazakh food which is delicious and I can never resist. Today was different though, I was prepared. I ensured that I made my juice the night before, stored it in the fridge and packed it for my journey. When it came time to stop I removed myself from temptation and stayed in the van and watched the David Attenborough documentary Planet Earth whilst sipping on a juice.
The concept that I am applying here is one of self-discipline and organization. In my line of business strategic planning is the second step towards success after identifying where we are and where we need to be. It is imperative that the road map to success is planned to ensure that there is a path forward. To quote a certain Forrest Gump “If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re unlikely to end up there.” I first saw that on a poster in my Dad’s home office and have lost count of the number of times I have used it in my professional career. This is the first time that I have used the tools and techniques for success in my career and applied then to my lifestyle and weight loss project. If it works for me professionally why can’t it work for me personally?
What lifestyle and weight loss management techniques do you use both from a planning and psychological point?