From your epicenter.
Hello, this video topic is on one superpower to improve your health, start from your epicenter.
The gist of this video is this, it’s more effective to change from your root, your center than from the surface. Easy to understand but not easy to do. Because there is a difference between the most effective way and the easiest way to do it.
The issue is that people look for an easy way to lose weight or gain muscle, which is the least effective way to do it, hence why 95% of people dieting fail. And the irony is that by failing year after year, it actually looks like people are taking the hardest road by looking for an easy way. Instead of starting from the root and losing weight once and never go back again, you fail again and again and again.
First, ask yourself this question, where should you apply your energy to get the biggest return on your health, fitness, nutrition and overall well being? This is what everyone thinking of getting in top shape should ask themselves in the beginning.
Ultimately, there are two ways to change in life, one is from the surface, and the other is from the center, from within. You will get results with both options but the failure rate is not the same. The failure rate from changing from the surface is 95%. Whereas changing from your center is transforming yourself, like graduating a class, you cannot go back again.
If you look around, observe and listen to people looking to lose weight, gain muscle or stay vibrant as they age, here are questions they are asking:
- How to lose weight fast
- What is the best diet to lose weight
- What is the best fat burner supplement
- Does drinking warm water help lose fat
- How to gain muscle quickly
- How to put on lean mass
- What is Michael B Jordan workout plan
- What is the best supplement to gain muscle
- What is intermittent fasting or Keto
All these questions are valid, but how effective are they, or better yet, does spending your energy finding answers to these questions help you lose weight once and for all, help you stay fit and vibrant?
From experience, I think people, unknowingly, are missing the forest for some trees.
Because the core of changing in life, such as improving your health and fitness is changing behavior.
If you are looking to lose weight, if you are overweight, or trying to gain muscle mass, you are looking to change your behavior, and this is the domain of the psyche, the mind, the missing link. The most important element helping people stay in shape, fit, decades after decades is their behavior, which is controlled by the epicenter, the mind.
I’m not saying knowing which diet will help you lose weight is not important to know, it is, but that’s secondary. A 360 approach to improving your nutrition and fitness has to start with your mind and even deeper, at the core of your emotional center, your heart. Ancient Egyptians called it the intelligence of the heart.
You have to be all in toward a new way of living. Move as a unit, be in the driver seat, manually shifting, not automatic.
That’s step one, step two is turning off unhealthy eating behavior, not outside in your actions, that’s ineffective, you have to do it mentally, where they originate, go to the source. And this requires you to become more aware, alert and mindful of your inner life, your mental life.
You start to see how to react to the environment and how this affects your mental state and your ability to eat well or not. Then you assert control, over your environment. Again, this is not done by saying, this person or that situation is badly influencing me. Nope, it’s all in your mind.
Then once you asserted control over negative influences and thoughts associated with your old lifestyle, you simultaneously start feeding new thoughts, new desires, toward health, toward fitness, toward peak wellness.
One unhealthy thought has the potential to generate more unhealthy thoughts. Healthy thoughts, generate more healthy thoughts, so you then become a gardener, in charge of building a fresh ecosystem, in your mind which your thoughts…and in your heart, with your emotions. This will naturally bleed in your actions and lifestyle.
This is what I mean by changing from your epicenter, in the eye of the storm. This change will have a long-lasting effect on your identity and make it a breeze to exercise, eat healthy, go to the gym on the regular because it becomes who you are.
You see, superficial changes from the surface are like spray painting mango fruits to look like apples. That’s what people looking to lose weight without taking care of the mental part are doing, jumping on all kinds of diets, losing weight, and relapsing. Don’t try to spray paint the mango tree to look like an apple tree, remove the root and plant a real apple tree. Don’t try to look like an athlete, become one, make that part of your lifestyle. From…..your….epicenter.
Think of this, if you want to stop a tree form flowering, if you start by cutting the flowers, cutting the branches, and then leave, they will grow back, more so this time, this is called pruning.
Ancient Greeks understood the importance of changing from your center, from your roots vs the surface. I’m sure you heard or saw the legendary Hydra creature, the mythical animal with 3,4 sometime 6 heads. Worse, every time you cut one head, it grows back.
The only way to conquer hydra is the cut the roots. It’s the same with habits, your nutrition and fitness.
Your body and life is the result of your actions, thoughts, state of mind, emotions up to today.
The new you require a new software or a radical update. You cannot expect a new you with the same old software that made you overweight, unhealthy or out of shape.
This is why Einstein famously said we cannot solve a problem with the same kind of thinking we had when we created this problem. He said it’s the definition of insanity. I wouldn’t go that far, it’s just that we are not used to investigating our mind, emotional state and taught how to develop it. These important skills are not taught in school or by our parents.
So in conclusion, Your outlook on life has to change, and in order to do that you need to:
- Increase your level of awareness, become less mechanical, more mindful of your mental state and triggers…
- Reevaluate and articulate your goals and priority in life
- Clean up your mind and upgrade it, toward peak wellness
- Understand your infinite potential to adapt and morph
- Increase your wellness IQ, about nutrition and fitness
- And remember, Change from your center, not from the surface.
It’s up to you, thank you.