Stop and think about the word “if” for a second. What may seem like two harmless little letters can lead to infinite possibility…or endless self-doubt. As we navigate our weight-loss journey, it can be easy to let “if” perpetuate the latter.
“What if I can’t do it?”
“What if everyone looks at me?”
“What if I fail?”
We can essentially let our brains “what if” us right out of taking that first step or trying something different and new.
But what if (and here’s where the infinite possibility part comes in) we used these two letters to tap into potential we didn’t even know we possessed?
“What if I just try it?”
“What if everyone is really nice?”
“What if I succeed?”
Part of why I love being involved with TOPS is hearing our members’ success stories. Many members reflect on what their lives would be like if they hadn’t taken that first step to better health. What if they had given up? What if they couldn’t play with their kids or grandkids? What if they had to watch life pass them by?
It’s easy to let “if” protect us from all of the things that could go wrong. But what if you instead let “if” be what connects where you are now to anywhere you want to go?