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Into Action
April 23, 2013

Into Action

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

­­  —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

In the hopes of overcoming our eating issues, many of us have spent years analyzing, going to therapy, and/or reading books on weight loss and  emotional eating. At some point, the realization dawns that all our awareness, knowledge, and self-understanding hasn’t changed the problem. We’re still in the same place.

Knowledge, understanding and even the best of intentions are worthless if we don’t back them up with action. We become what we practice. In order to get something different, we must do and practice something different. Awareness, analysis and talking about the problem are only the first steps in the equation.  We must back our newfound knowledge and awareness with new actions and behaviors to get the results we’re looking for. Then, our lives and bodies will truly change.

Overthinking the issue leads to analysis paralysis and keeps us stuck. Action sets us free. The past contained the problem, the present holds the solution. If we want a different future, we must take the action steps that are before us today.

Sometimes our impatience can get in the way. We might think we need to make sweeping changes all at once. Grand gestures aren’t needed. Too much change at once sets us up for failure. We need to start with one or two small changes, integrate those, then add some more. This makes the change process manageable and doable.

Once these changes become second nature, we are far less likely to fall back into our old patterns. Even if we do, we simply pick ourselves back up and keep on moving forward. All of us have setbacks. The key is to get back on track as quickly as possible, othewise we are always starting back at square one.

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Feast for the Eyes - Photo by Catherine L. Taylor

Reflective Questions 

  • What baby steps can I take towards healing my overeating today?    

  • If I become what I practice, just what have I become?

  • How big is the gap between what I say and think and what I actually do?

  • What action steps are needed to close the gap?

Weekly Affirmations

The actions I take today will lead me to a better future.   

The next best step is the one right in front of me. 

I move forward knowing each day brings me closer to my goal.

I do my best each day and the rest takes care of itself.

I am capable of consistent action.

I keep my eyes on the target daily.

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Many Blessings,


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