Tis an old saying.


Often linked to cheating partners.


“Leopards never change their spots”


It’s not, technically, true, of course.


Every living creature’s cells are replaced many, many times throughout its life.


So it has ‘new’ spots loads of times.


Either way you look at it though, we’re not leopards.


Or spots.


We CAN change.


We can change our mind sets.


Our beliefs.


Our opinions.


Our actions.


They change organically anyway.


I’m sure you don’t believe exactly the same things and think exactly the same way you did 10 years ago, do you?


And we can change them consciously as well.


We can challenge our thoughts and beliefs.


Ask questions of them.


See how they really hold up to hard facts.


How they really tie in with the way we want to live our lives.


If you’ve always thought something or felt something to be a certain way, it doesn’t mean that can’t change.


If you’ve always thought exercise has to be boring, not much fun and something you have to make yourself do – you can change the way you perceive it by thinking of it as something that will make you healthier and happier.


And, of course, by finding a form of exercise that you enjoy.


If you’ve always thought healthy food is tasteless, boring, expensive, hard to prepare and so on – you can change that by changing the way you perceive food by thinking of it as something that fuels you to become the person you want to be.


And, of course, funding healthy foods that are tasty, interesting, good value and easier to prepare.


Whatever the thoughts are that are holding you back – you can change them,


The first step is to identify what they are?


What are you thinking when you don’t quite manage to do the thing you want to do?


Now, what is the opposite thought process to that?


Ie: “I don’t have time to exercise” becomes “I can make time to exercise”


Or “Healthy food it boring” becomes “There are lots of tasty and healthy recipes out there”


Now – what would it mean to you and your life if you believed the opposite thought?


If it’s better than the original thought then why hold onto that?


It’ll be a conscious effort to start with – you’ll have to ‘make’ yourself think it.


But, over time, it’ll become your first thought when in that situation.


Try it 🙂


Much love,


Jon ‘Jaguar’ Hall and Matt ‘Cheetah’ Nicholson

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.