Pablo Picasso was a well-known Spanish painter, and he had some exciting things to say about life which we can relate to our weight loss journey:

Believe – 

“He can who thinks he can, and he can’t who thinks he can’t. This is an inexorable, indisputable law”

This quote does not just say that you should believe in yourself, it also explains why you need to believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your goal. Your beliefs control what you will achieve and how you see your world. When you think you can achieve your goal, your perception of that task changes, as well as your perception of yourself. Without those changed perspectives it will be hard to find the courage, motivation, and enthusiasm.

If you think you are going to fail you may hold yourself back or even trip yourself up – sometimes unconsciously. However, if you think you can do something your mind will start to find solutions and focus on making things happen, rather than whining about them. Without the focus on the right things, and on your ability, your mind may not find the resources and solutions that are needed to achieve your goal.

Push Yourself – 

“I am always doing what I cannot do, so that I may learn how to do it.”

Pushing yourself and stretching are necessary to grow. The more you push yourself, the quicker you can grow. It may be scary, so take deep breaths and just concentrate on getting through one moment at a time. This can greatly decrease possible negative feelings that are holding you back. With those feelings out of your mind and body it becomes easier to focus, feel positive feelings and actually conquer tough situations and learn the skills you need to achieve your goal.

Do Not Wait For The Right Time – 

“Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working”

Inspiration may show up on its own, but this does not always happen and you can spend a lot of time waiting. It is better to follow Picasso’s suggestion and just start working. For the first few days, it may be challenging, but after a while, inspiration seems to catch up with you and before you know it you are forming new habits and noticing exciting changes as you lose weight. As time goes on, things start to get easier until you are well on your way.

If you feel inspired one day that is great, use your inspiration. Do not limit yourself to the days when you feel inspired or you feel like the moment is just right to do something. Act instead. A lot of the time you can find inspiration along the way.

“Action is the foundational key to all success”

Action is the foundation. Without taking action any information, no matter how useful, will be useless. This is a part of personal growth that is often forgotten or avoided. It Is scary, and it may be not easy to do it, or you may not feel like it is the right moment now, but developing a habit of taking more and more action will make a huge difference.

It Is Never Too Late – 

“Youth has no age”

Do not let social conditioning tell you what you can or cannot do just because of your age. Age is most of the time just in your head anyway. Choose for yourself what you can achieve and ask yourself the right questions instead of the ones that limit you. The present moment is all there ever is anyway. Do not get caught up in the past too much – you really do not have to limit yourself to what you have achieved before.

If you do, then that is your choice. You can decide to do something different too, right now. It is really only too late to change if you look at your life as a timeline. If you learn to live in the now, much of that thinking just falls away. You realize that you can consciously choose and achieve whatever you like in the present moment and build a future with new possibilities.