Some of my favorite quotes from Kaplan’s piece:
· “When I want to set a goal and commit to an action every day, I listen to my mind try to sabotage me with my observant mind and then proceed as planned.”
· “Maybe you want to run five miles to get fit. The first day you are ready to run, your mind says you are too tired. When I started running 4 miles a day, my mind would often urge me to stop and walk. I knew that if I ever stopped, I would always stop. The mind might fight success because it feels we are unworthy as the subconscious bubbles up."
· “I was definitely tired at 80 [sets of wood stairs], but I was trying to show my mind, it didn’t know what it was talking about.”
· “Trying to clean my diet with healthier foods is a real mind test.”
· “After a while the mind becomes a friend. It helped me lose 45 pounds and protested when I wanted to eat a bad food.”
· “The mind and will can vie for superiority until you have disciplined your mind to take a back seat.” (that’s actually his opening line)
Again, Kaplan’s full post is at http://beachhomesoceanside.com/your-mind-vs-your-will-in-goal-setting/.