The Ultimate Reset Mindset
The Ultimate Reset is a great challenge for those who strive for a cleaner, healthier lifestyle. The instructions are simple and clearly communicated—pretty much eat this at that time and take this supplement at that time. If your diet is already 90% clean and you don’t drink alcohol and consume caffeine or sugar, then it’s going to be pretty easy for you. If, on the other hand, you regularly have alcohol, caffeine or sugar, then you might struggle a bit and it will be key to get in the proper Ultimate Reset mindset from the start.
A while ago, Monica was asked to be in a pilot group of coaches who were embarking on the Ultimate Reset. I wanted to be a supportive husband, so I got on board, too. This was my first time doing the Reset and, I have to say, the first day was excruciatingly rough. The second day was a bit better and, by the third day, I felt really good.
The one thing that’s going to be different this time is my mindset. I think most of you would agree with me that having a positive mindset is crucial when making such a serious commitment. Going into anything, thinking, “Oh, this is going to be horrible and painful…,” is simply not conducive to success.
In conjunction with the Ultimate Reset, I started doing a new personal development program by Tony Robbins. One of the things he said really struck a chord with me. He discussed two controlling forces in our lives – a desire to avoid pain and a desire to gain pleasure. He added that most of us have the natural inclination to actually do more to avoid pain than to gain pleasure.
I have made the decision to do the Ultimate Reset the second time because I need to lead a healthier life. I am consciously making the choice to give up caffeine, sugar, and even going out for a glass of beer with my buddies. Even though this is a slightly painful decision, it’s a long-term win and very worth my while. Proving to myself that sugar and caffeine do not control me, and that I can get by on just water and good food, will make me feel like a winner. I will come out stronger at the other end of this arduous challenge!
So, remember…your most powerful tool to help you succeed is your mind. Here’s what’s working for me right now: