is a well known law of attarction personal success gury.
I came across a blurb in a throwaway newspaper that Mr. Proctor has
written a book on weight loss. From what I could gather,
the book is not about counting calories or dieting (neither of which I
believe in anyway). Rather, it is about using the power of
your mind to lose weight via changing your self image. I have
not been able to find out anymore about this book, and I
don’t even see it listed on Bob Proctor’s site or
at amazon. However, it got me thinking about the role that
the mind plays in long term weight loss, as well as every other aspect
of our lives.
Our Mental Blueprints
Here’s what I’m getting at. All of us,
whether we are aware of it or not,
carry around with us a mental blueprint of ourselves. This
blueprint has been created from past experience. We use it as
a guide to determine the kind of person we are. We do not
question it’s validity, we simply act on it as if it were
Will Power is not Enough
So, if your self-image is a belief that you have a sweet tooth that you
can’t control, that you have no time for exercises, or that
you love junk food, you are going to have a very difficult time
reaching your weight loss goals. Will power cannot help you
overcome a negative self-image. If you truly believe, deep
down in your core, that you cannot resist junk food, then you
can’t. In this instance, will power is like a weak
dam holding back a negative self-image flood. At some point,
the dam will burst and wash away your good intentions, not to mention
any short term weight loss that you may have achieved.
Example of Anorexics
One of the most dramatic examples of how self -mage affects
people’s behavior is in the case of anorexics.
Anorexics have a self-image of themselves that they are fat.
No matter what anyone tells them, including their own gaunt reflections
in a mirror, will convince them otherwise. For an anorexic to
pull herself out of this death spiral, she will have to change her
self-image to reflect the reality of who she really is.
More to Come
I don’t have much more to say on this topic at the moment,
although I believe it is really important. When Bob
Proctor’s book comes out, I will most likely read it and post
whatever I learn here. If you are interested in this topic,
you may want to check out a book called
“Psycho-Cybernetics” by Maxwell
. I suspect it deals with many of the same
ideas as Proctor’s book will.
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