Environment VS Willpower!
Updated: Jul 30, 2019
Environment vs Willpower. Did you know that much of your success in all areas of life has a lot more to do with your environment, then your willpower?
Let's set this up for some practical clarity.
You go to dinner with a group of girlfriends, non of them are much concerned with their health. Fries, burgers, dessert are on the menu for tonight. What do you do?
Scenario 2: You got to dinner with a group of girlfriends, all of them are concerned with their health. Salads, Stir-fry's with sauce on the side, and Chicken with steamed veggies hold the butter are on the menu for tonight. What do you do?
Scenario 1: You come home after work and your partner is laying on the couch watching tv. The kitchen is a mess, your laundry still needs to be done, and you are exhausted. Your alarm on your phone goes off saying it's time to go to the gym. What do you do?
Scenario 2: You come home after work and your partner is waiting for you, water bottle in hand at the door. The laundry has been done, folded and put away, and your kitchen is spotless, and you are exhausted. Your alarm on your phone goes off saying it's time to go to the gym. What do you do?
You see, our environment, both with people and our physical environment play a much bigger role in HOW much willpower we have. As you can see in both scenarios, the willpower had to overcome a lot to stay on track, but in the second set of scenarios, the environment was set up for success!
Take stock of your life, make a list of what you are trying to achieve, in all areas, and the assess how your environment is playing a part in how much you are achieving in those areas.
~ Monika xo