I did. I’m almost there - down 55 lbs with only 4 more to go – and I can tell you I thought I would feel on fire! Crazy amounts of new energy, way calmer around my husband and 11 year-old son, much kinder and more forgiving of those around me. Not so. I’m very much the same.
I had been worrying that I should be feeling more “changed”. Then I received an email from Lewis Howes on his new article at Forbes magazine. He interviews Gold Medal decathlete, Bryan Clay. Here’s something that rings true for me:-
Lesson #3: Change
One of the biggest surprises Clay encountered in the days following his victory was his expectation to “feel different” afterwards, but that wasn’t the case. Bryan woke up the next morning feeling the same -like Bryan Clay.
Winning a gold medal didn’t make him a better athlete. It was the process of discipline, sacrifice and training that made Bryan a champion -winning Olympic gold was just a outcome. The same applies to business. Don’t expect a sale, partnership or money to make you a winner – it’s up to you to transform yourself. Everything else is just an outcome or result.
Have I changed? Is there change to come? Yes, and no. Yes, in that I am now someone who can achieve a serious goal when I put everything behind it. And no, in that the achievement of that goal is just an outcome. A good one.
(With unintended consequences: my knees are complaining at all the power walking I’ve been doing. And the crepe-y lose skin is starting to look really gross. Apparently, skin elasticity returns in time, quite a long time, and you have to drink lots of water during the process. More? <she shrieked>
How is it for you?