If you’re ready to become leaner, sexier and more energetic, you’ve probably already considered the physical things which you need to do to accomplish it. However, we all know there’s an ocean of difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it! After all, if we all did the things we knew were needed to get into shape, we’d all look like finely chiseled Greek statues....we’d probably also be rich and working a job that we loved. But the reality is that something controls our behaviors which few of us understand well enough to take control of it.

That one thing is our self-image, and in this article you’ll be learning why this is and what you can start to do about it today...

How the Self-Image Controls Our Lives

How do people with a low self-image behave? Do they do things which add a lot of value to their lives and do they live by high standards or do they settle for less? Does it matter how talented or intelligent or funny or attractive they are? No, if they don’t accept these things as being consistent with how they value themselves, they won’t even use them. Just think of the people you’ve met in your life who aren’t living up to their full potential because they don’t value the good things about themselves.

You see, our actions aren’t controlled by what our genuine potential is, they are controlled by what we believe to be consistent with our identity. You can work your butt off to change the outside, but if you don’t change the inside along with it, the inside will influence your actions to set things right back where they belong. This happens without most of us even being aware of it. It happens when someone comes into a lot of money and ends up blowing it. It happens when someone has an opportunity for a good relationship but chooses a bad one.

It’s all tied to the image which a person has about who they are, what they deserve and what they’re capable of. This is especially true when it comes to the behaviors which control a person’s physical condition, and that’s the connection your self-image has to your ability to achieve a lean and healthy body.

Strengthening the Self-Image for Healthy Weight Loss

The first step to strengthening your self-image is knowing what controls the self-image and that is this: the standard which you use to measure your own value. When you measure your value by how well you fail or succeed, your ability to manage both success and failure is weakened. When you measure your value based on approval from others, your life will be controlled by the opinions, perceptions and the emotional states of others. Believe it or not, this is easy to overcome, and once you do this, everything in your life becomes easier and more enjoyable.

Author's Bio: 

Seth Czerepak is a personal achievement expert , professional copywriter and the Vice President of VQ Success LLC.

Seth has been practicing and studying the strategies of behavioral transformation and personal leadership development for fifteen years and has empowered hundreds of people to make positive changes in their lives. He has coached people from various backgrounds: athletes, salespeople, corporate executives, parents, couples, teenagers, medical professionals, artists, freelance entrepreneurs and even people suffering from substance addiction and depression.

Seth Czerepak is no stranger to the challenge of personal adversity, having successfully used the method of Value Driven Transcendence to overcome addiction, poverty, divorce, obesity, and financial ruin, and to restore the broken relationships in his life. He has learned the difference between personal leadership development theories which have no place in real life and practical strategies which can be used to create genuine results.