A vital requirement for getting healthier is the ability to “future pace”.
This is an NLP term. It means to see, feel and experience the (desired) future as if it is real and happening right now.
I believe that the reason that people choose normalcy over health is that they really don’t know how AMAZINGLY GREAT health feels! They can’t put themselves (psychologically) into that future state.
Instead, most people focus on the discomfort of the getting healthier– the inconvenience of eating differently, the social challenges of eating differently, the physical discomfort of exercising. They focus on these because they are more immediate.
Compared to the ease of being normal, these challenges feel very unpleasant.
Future pacing can bypass this. The more you can imagine FEELING AWESOME, the more motivated you are to achieve that result. Health isn’t about looking great.. it’s about feeling great: energized, happy, passionate, vibrant and alive!
Helping people imagine that… and then see it and feel it vividly… is the challenge of the coach. The more we can do that, the more we will help people!