How to Go From “I Should” to “I Did It”

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It Happens to All of Us

Barb’s story might sound familiar to you. We all have tasks that need doing, but we don’t ever seem to get around to them, even when they would benefit us.

Here’s what that might look like for you.

Maybe you’ve been meaning to get on track with your health in 2020. But somehow, you just don’t do it.


It has nothing to do with discipline.

Our Beliefs Dictate Our Behavior

What needs to change is Barb’s belief about what the paperwork means. She needs help to get through what she’s going through. I helped Barb to understand that changing her belief about what completing the paperwork means is the only way the paperwork will be completed.

What does this mean for you?

How do you think of yourself?

Here’s How You Can Change This

The first step is identifying these kinds of beliefs. Then we prove them to be false. Then we replace the false beliefs with our new and true beliefs in who we are.

Here’s The Truth

Identifying and changing this belief is not easy. Until you do this work, you will continue to struggle against your body and yourself.

How do You Start to Uncover This Truth?

Begin with a journal: Yup, plain old pen and paper. You can journal on a laptop or other digital device, but it doesn’t have the same effect on our brain.

Answer These Four Questions:

  1. What is your goal?
  2. Why do you want to achieve the goal?
  3. What obstacles can get (or in the past have gotten) in the way of achieving your goal?
  4. What do you believe will happen when you achieve your goal?

Chief Inspiration Officer at The Women’s Wellness Academy, creating healthy minds and bodies.

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