Being consistent in Fitness
#1 way to get consistant fitness success. Pacifica Personal training How do people achieve success consistently?As you might have noticed, I’m obsessed with the study of both success and FAILURE!
There is a constant theme or principle that keeps showing up with consistent success or inconsistent success.
What is it?
Process oriented vs Identity oriented
What is in it for me Chris?
You can use this to achieve your fitness and weight loss goals consistently. Along with getting through current sticking points.
I’m currently reading “The Art of Learning” An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance By Josh Waitzkin.
The Chess movie “Searching for Bobby Fisher” was based on the author. He went on to become a Tia Chi world champion, Black belt in Jiu Jitsu and currently a mental performance coach to the top Venture capitals, CEO’s and athletes in the world.
In the book, learning, teaching, success, failure and mastery are the themes. There are two approaches to learning or mastering a skill. (This is well studied by developmental psychologists)
One is called “entity” (aka Identity Oriented) the other “incremental “(aka Process Oriented)
Identity oriented people on a quest to lose weight or get in better shape, usually believe success or failure is directly linked to their unalterable and ingrained ability.
This is a FIXED mind set which gives birth to a DOWNWARD SPIRAL and the known YO-YO effect.
More on the DOWNWARD SPIRAL later.
Process oriented people on a quest to lose weight or get in better shape, usually believe success or failure is directly linked to hard work, relying on and modifying a process. They believe any skill or goal can incrementally be learned, step-by step.
This is a GROWTH mind set which gives birth to EMOTIONAL INTELLEGENCE (AWARENESS) and consistent incremental movement in the desired direction.
Process oriented= Growth mind set + Emotional intelligence (awareness) = Incremental and consistent improvement
Identity oriented = Fixed mind set + Downward Spiral (self-sabotage) = Inconsistent Success
Can You Show Me a Video?
Don’t worry, I got you covered. In the video below, I discuss Process vs. Identity. Here’s the video:
In part 2 (coming this week) I go over
How to break out of an identity mindset
How to cultivate a process oriented mindset
How to sharpen the saw of the process