The Five or Six Step Process

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I’ve been giving this some thought.

People love, I mean ‘LOVE’ a good blog post that gives you 6 steps to this or 7 ways to do that.

I’ve written several myself.

Articles like:

The Three Little Secrets of Motivation

Five Steps to Health and Fitness Mastery

Eleven Eating Behaviors You Should Know

Five Ways to Make Crossfit Better

Six Things Holding You Back

The Three Secrets of Weight Loss

Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Andreas Levers

Turns out there is a solid foundational element of human psychology that leads us to want a step by step process by which to achieve anything.

As human beings we attempt to ‘rationalize’ anything, through a step-by-step process.

We literally perceive everything we do to turn out in a linear fashion of improvement, even though we all truly know that nature disagrees with our line of thinking.

So this is something important to remember when reading a blog post, or racing through that non-fiction or self-help book:

 

You should go through a process in a step-by-step manner, aware that during the process you may need to improvise or adapt.

 

Obviously as a coach and having worked with quite a few coaches myself, this is the real benefit of another set of eyes.

Although we can identify patterns and perhaps even step-by- step processes by which most people go through something, this is not a surefire way to find success.

Sometimes we actually have to rework a step in the process, tweak it, modify it, change it, rearrange the order, or come at it from a different angle.

Sometimes only trial and error works.

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