Abhishek Rathan Athreya
3 min readMay 30, 2022
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I know. I know. This is a complete anti-thesis of whatever we have been taught! But I promise you that this mindset shift will give you results that you have never imagined.

Everyone meet Mr. X. Mr. X wants to lose 10 pounds to get to a healthy weight.

Week 1 — He starts off strong — 2 workouts a day, a balanced diet and no wanted snacking.

Week 2 — He pushes through days where he doesn’t feel like working out. He reminds himself of his goal and pushes harder.

Week 3 — All the pushing he did in week 2 gets to him, he is burnt out! His goal doesn’t have the same charm that it used to.

Week 4 — He decides to call it quits because losing weight is not a “priority” anymore.

How many of us have been in the same position as Mr. X? I know I have. I had clear goals. Goals that mattered to me! But I wasn’t able to reach those goals despite my unanimous focus towards them.

Maybe focusing on the goals was the problem?

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I pondered over this question and researched numerous articles, self help books and motivational videos. Here is the…



Abhishek Rathan Athreya

Self-Improvement blogger. Motivational speaker. Technology Enthusiast.