What on earth is the Elastic Band Effect? Let alone how to overcome it
The Elastic Band Effect is an Analogy of mind and goes something like this
Imagine you have an elastic band around your wrist.
You grab the elastic band and pull it away from your wrist a few inches
Then you let go!
The Elastic Band snaps back into your wrist right?
It snaps backs to its default setting, that of being wrapped around your wrist.
The Stretching process took it to a point, but then SNAP its back to where it original began, to where it was on your wrist.
Now the important bit, Listen carefully to what I’m about too say because this is a real game changer…..
The vast majority of personal development techniques, dieting programs and exercises is just like The Elastic Band Effect.
For a while they work……
Then SNAP, you’re back to where you started, back to your normal default setting.
You start your training or dieting program with great determination and positivity (Elastic Band Stretching away from your wrist)
Then SNAP… you fall off the wagon and go back to your normal eating habits, back to your default setting.
So Why When we stitch ourselves do we often SNAP back to some kind of default position?
Kinda like a Comfort Zone….
In fact it goes deeper than that…..
It’s because of your identity, the way you see yourself.
We behave in ways that are consistent with how we see ourselves.
If your see yourself as a procrastinator…
If you see yourself as someone who gives up on diet programs.
You’ll give up.
See yourself as bad with money
Chances are you’ll be bad at saving
Your identity (the picture we have within our heads of who we think we are, what we can do and what you can’t do) this is your default setting.
And the majority of people who try personal development training, dieting programs, starting a business or try to increase their money are all trying to either force the issue or using techniques that cover up the way a person really feels about themselves.
The person that is trying to loose weight usually tries willpower (force) to stop eating fatty and sugary foods
But buried deep within their minds they see themselves as someone who LOVES fatty and sugary treats and will stuff their face the second the program is over or they feel a little upset.
But there is a way to overcome this default setting
Self image and Your identity will always dictate your behaviour. It’s become very clear to me as a personal development coach that the biggest shift needs to occur inside our minds. The ones most likely to succeed with loosing weight, the new exercise program or self development training are the ones that change the way they see themselves, the ones that change their default setting.
Now Answer me this….
How do You see yourself now?
Are you someone that believes they deserve to be happy?
Do you actually believe you can loose weight and get into shape?
Or do you see yourself as a procrastinator, a failure, someone who doesn’t deserve to be successful or happy.
But what if I could teach you the techniques so you WONT SNAP BACK to your default setting (like the elastic band)
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Dhamma Tāpasā* (Andrew Hallas)
*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. Now a Life Changing and inspirational Positive Coach, a certified NLP Practitioner, Mindfulness Trainer, a Motivational Speaker and a Published Author.
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