There are FIVE pillars of success that will guarantee you can transform your body and life… IF you use them.
It’s all part of a NEW breakthrough called The Perfect Day Formula.
They’re not “sexy” by any means… but they WORK!
Here they are:
We all have weaknesses and bad habits that can get in the way of our daily schedule, which is why you must:
- Script out your day
- Lay out your gym clothes
- Cook your healthy meals in advance
- Schedule your exercise sessions
But the most important part of planning and preparation is to eliminate the temptations that stand in your way.
I like Craig’s advice: “Identify your temptations. Write them down. And then plan and prepare methodically to remove them from your day.”
Removing temptations and planning ahead are the most important things you can do to keep your train on the tracks.
Most people fail with keeping weight off because they lack an accountability system.
EVERY person who succeeds at transforming his or her body has some type of accountability in place.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”8825″]
Many times hiring a coach can be expensive, so here are a few options you can use instead:
- Find a workout and nutrition partner to work with
- Create some type of deadline like a photo shoot or vacation
- Make some type of financial commitment or bet with another person
- Sign up for exercise classes with a workout buddy
- Give yourself a reward for following through
- Create a negative consequence for NOT following through
The options are endless, but ultimately you have to use an accountability system that best matches YOUR personality.
If you don’t have someone to hold you accountable or some type of consequence for not following through, you’ll never succeed.
3) Get social support and share your goals with the RIGHT people
You become who you hang out with—period.
I love the quote from philosopher Epictetus that Craig uses…
“Be careful whom you associate with, it is human to imitate the habits of those with whom we interact. We inadvertently adopt their interests, their opinions, their values, and their habit of interpreting events.”
In other words, other people mean well, but they are undisciplined about what is worthy and what isn’t.
It’s critical that you hang around the right people if you want to change your body and life.
Take inventory of the 5 people in your life that you spend the most time with and make the necessary changes to hang out with people who share and support your goals.
4) A meaningful incentive
Back in 1998 when I placed 1st Runner-Up in the Body-for Life™ physique transformation contest, I had unwavering discipline for two reasons.
First, I was fighting for custody rights for my daughter so I was on a mission….
Second, Bill Philips was giving away $10,000 and a corvette to the winner.
Those are BOTH amazing incentives to follow through.
One was a fight for fatherhood… the other was that car and money.
My meaningful incentive for Get Lean In 12 in 2016 is to donate $50,000 or more to provide clean water to poor children.
If I don’t achieve this goal, more children that I could have helped will die.
As you can see, all of these are VERY meaningful incentives to follow through.
5) The Big Deadline
This is the most important one of them all.
A deadline gets you to take action.
For example, if I put down a deposit of $250 with a photographer to take photos of me in 6 to 8 weeks from now, you can bet your lucky stars I’m going to be thinking about that EVERY day…
And that Big Deadline will automatically take my discipline to a whole new level.
Craig always uses Parkinson’s Law which says, “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
In other words, if you don’t have a hard “cut off” date for your body transformation goals, it will drag on forever and you’ll most likely continue to struggle.
There is NOTHING as powerful as the urgency of a deadline with meaningful consequences.
If you apply these 5 pillars you will finally take control of your body and life once and for all—guaranteed.
And if you fall off track?
Strive for consistency, not perfection.
Even though I wrote all 5 of these pillars down and I’m doing my best to implement every one of them, I’m also not delusional.
I know they’ll be times where I fall off track 🙂
But just by writing them down and reading them every day I’ve won half the battle.
Now it’s your turn!
Make every day the best possible day ever,