In this first episode of The Health Engineer, host Clint Fuqua interviews Dean Lindsay, a progress agent, about how to stay mentally motivated for physical progress.
People struggle to stay committed to a healthy lifestyle. Dean shares that conviction leads to commitment and that leads to action. Dean says that you must know your ‘why’ and it must continually grow to stay committed to progress. He says your ‘why’ is the power of conviction.
When we are mentally motivated to stay healthy, we have the conviction to sacrifice other things in order to meet our goal. Clint points out that many people are always grinding things out in life to achieve more, but it is really not a sacrifice to give things up when you know you are giving them up for something much better. For example, passing on the cheesecake because you know it’s not good for you and the sugar makes you feel bad.
Dean Lindsay says that it is important to understand the psychology of how we make decisions. He states that what we do, whether consciously or subconsciously, we do for the purposes of positive perceived consequences and he calls them the Six P’s of progress: pleasure, peace of mind, profit, prestige, pain avoidance and power.
Dean and Clint discuss how staying healthy and making good decisions doesn’t mean they get it right all of the time. It’s a constant process, but they don’t beat themselves up about it if they fall off the goal wagon once in a while. Sometimes they even have cheesecake…
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