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5 Reasons You're Not Seeing Results

Written by: Linda Terjesen, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


So often, we try and keep trying, but we don’t see the results we desire and deserve with our health, our business, our finances, our relationships, etc.

I’ve put together 5 reasons where I think most of us struggle, along with some questions you can ask yourself to become more aware of, and then you can use your answers as a guide to improving your results.

I would love to hear from about you what reason is most helpful to you.

1. Your Programing. You were raised a certain way with certain beliefs. It starts with your upbringing. You developed various habits that may not be serving you now.

Think about what habits you have that are hurting you. What are they?

Perhaps some of your routines make it harder for you to meet your goals. For example, staying up late, watching TV, and/or scrolling social media while mindlessly eating a bag of chips when you know you have that early morning meeting to show up for.

Do you typically show up late, snooze, sleep in or do you jump out of bed when the alarm sounds and arrive early to meetings?

2. Your Environment. David McClelland, a Harvard Social Psychologist, states “The people you habitually associate with will determine 95% of your success or failure in life.” Source.

Think about this and how powerful our environment, meaning the people we spend time with, is to our lives, goals, and dreams. Excluding your children, ask yourself these questions?

Do you want to be like the 5 people you surround yourself with?

Are your 5 people supportive of your goals, and do they encourage you?

3. Consistency.

Some people continuously start and stop, and that’s what they’re consistent with. However, this type of behavior is typically not beneficial. What’s more important, in my opinion, is the habit of following through. If you don’t follow through and you don’t take action, you won’t see results. Inconsistent results mainly arrive from inconsistent action. Repetition reaps results. Now, depending on how long you’ve struggled with certain goals, you may need longer time and more repetition to change your mindset around this. If you want to maintain a certain weight, you must work at it consistently. If you want to grow your biz, it takes consistent effort. The effort never ends. You just keep going to keep growing.

What do you struggle with the most with consistency?

Are you practicing repetition in most areas of your life?

4. Giving up too soon.

You only fail if you quit. When you enroll in something new, give the program and yourself a fair chance. When you start a new venture, give yourself time. If you keep an open mind, you can always learn something. If you feel you need accountability, I recommend you get support. Don’t be afraid to ask for help!

Ask yourself why you want to quit? Is it the program, or is it you? What do you feel you need and are you communicating that?

5. Infobesity.

Sometimes we can all get too busy gathering free stuff. There is an abundance of free information out there, and it’s tempting to collect it all. We do this with a good intention, of course, but what happens with it is usually nothing! You likely don’t need more stuff. You probably just need to start implementing what you already have.

What are you doing with all the stuff? Are you using it or just collecting it?

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Linda Terjesen, Executive Contributor BRAINZ Magazine. Linda Terjesen is an International sought-after Certified Nutritionist, Health & Fitness Expert dedicated to helping middle-aged women worldwide build consistency, lose belly fat and boost metabolism to feel and look confident for life with a sustainable, real food approach. After Linda lost her only brother at age 45 to a sudden heart attack, Linda decided to follow her passion for health and fitness and help others live their healthiest life. As a relatable Coach who truly cares about her clients and their success, Linda has served over 100 Clients worldwide, providing a wealth of accountability, support, and education.



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