One of my favorite quotes of all time is from the great Stoic Marcus Aurelius who once said, "a man is the sum of all his thoughts." Something to that effect. Whatever the exact Latin was, his point was that we are what we think.
Poor quality thoughts produce poor results. I know this sounds kind of voo-doo and something you would read in The Secret (which is almost gospel in the coaching world- it's #573 on my reading list, which means I'll never get to it).
Robert Kiyosaki, the famous real estate investor and author talks about in Cash Flow Quadrant how he went to this seminar in 1973 with a coach, similar to Jim Rohn. What he told the class was: be, do, have. Marcus Aurelius couldn't have said it better!
In other words, to have something (body, money, hot wife/husband, travel), you need to do something, but in order to do that, you need to be that. I would add more step: you have to think something. Thoughts leads to actions and hand movement. There is nothing stopping you from using your hands and mouth in a certain way. Nothing at all.
But what if you have thoughts like this in your head:
I'll start tomorrow I've tried before and it didn't work I've done something like that and I got burned It's not that important One more time won't hurt I deserve it I can do it today, it's alright
Well, then, you're not going to become that new person that you dream about, and you're not going to do what it takes to do it, and you're not going to have what you want. That simple.
Whether you want to lose weight, have more control over what you eat, get healthier, or fix a chronic condition, then you need to start with your thoughts.