Change is Uncomfortable
We think, “If we can’t be ‘perfect’ why bother?!”
Soooo, we let one indulgence turn into a whole week of indulgences. One skipped gym session turns into a skipped week, which then turns into a skipped month.
Let’s talk about the reason why we are notorious perfectionists. If we understand WHY we are perfectionists, it’ll be much easier to stop the behavior.
The obvious answer: Because we don’t like to fail. So by creating unreasonable expectations it gives us an easy way out (aka a perfect rationalization) to stop taking action and quit the program before we can ‘fail’.
Here’s why most people looking to change their bodies REALLY do this:
Change is uncomfortable. That’s also why most people never do actually change.
By creating unreasonable expectations it gives us an easy way to remove that INEVITABLE discomfort we’re going to face. (This is why I’m such a BIG believer in accountability, support and having a system to monitor and track our progress. It makes the discomfort a lot more tolerable – or dare I say, comfortable.)