What wall? There ain't no stinking wall. A wall is made of brick or rocks, or wire, something, that can be broken, climbed, torn down, walked around, or endured. A Physical place, with a physical solution.
This "wall" in the article is in your brain. Just the same place the door is! If you imagine a wall, why can't you imagine not having one?
Don't make a wall out of an imaginary excuse for resisting change.
Recognize that your will (you) is in charge of your noise in your head.---or can be--if you teach it to be. Use the tools in he article, but understand it is all a game you are playing with yourself.. The name of this game is "Long term goals vs short term goals."
Who is winning---you--- YOU win either way, YEAH!!!!
WHAT do you win!? That is the whole point here.
My answer is that I am winning all the time, and I am consciously, actively moving in the direction of MY long-term goals. I occasionally "fall off the wagon" (get sick and tired of resisting temptations and go back to a comfort zone from my past) and I give myself a few days to recognize it and get back on. Every time I do that, it is a VICTORY!!
Now, my idea of "cheating" is to have A scoop of ice cream once a week-maybe. Twenty years ago, it was to buy a half a gallon of ice cream and pretend I was not going to eat it all in one sitting. And then promptly do just that and feel sick for hours and disgusted for days--even weeks. Now, I wouldn't dream of buying a half gallon of ice cream for ANY REASON EVER. It is NOT something I do for my long-term goal--no matter what. Victory for long term goal- defeat for short term goal.
I won't spend $5 for organic spinach and then cancel it out with HFCS and lard. Would you?
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