January 19, 2015



Are You Stuck Due to the Constraints in Your Life?


Whenever we try to reach a dream or goal, something stops us from attaining it. It could be a belief or lack of determination. There may be other things happening. Most of the reasoning comes from the limitations we have at a certain point. Our behavior can be one of those limitations. Anything that limits us is called a constraint.

It’s certainly true that each one of us will have constraints in one area of life. If you’re five feet tall and over 60, you probably have a constraint on becoming a professional basketball player. If you have an IQ of 60, you may have a constraint on becoming a nuclear physicist. Again, each one of us possess a certain amount of constraints.

Those examples aside, the one constraint that truly stops us is the belief we have in ourselves and/or our ideas. When we let others dictate what we should do or not do when it comes to our dreams/goals/ideas and listen to them, we have let a constraint come into our life.

Sure, there are times when constraints are necessary. Even our minds can get overwhelmed due to too much coming into it. We need to constraints to stop the flow. We also need constraints when we don’t possess the necessary talents, skills and personality to do this or that. Yet, we can bring in others to overcome those constraints. That is a reason the top people in the world work with a team. No success has ever, truly been accomplished alone.


Before moving forward, you’ll need to identify the constraints in your life that has prevented you from accomplishing what you want.

Your constraints may be among these…

  • Perfectionism
  • Lack of confidence
  • Indecision
  • No imagination or vision
  • Inability to focus
  • Distractions (a big one in today’s world)
  • Negativity
  • Too much information
  • Not enough of the right information
  • Lack of needed skills
  • Fear and paranoia
  • Feeling defeated
  • Procrastination
  • Over analyzing

Think of your life as system and the system is stuck. You’ll need to identify what constraint in that system you’ll need to bust through in order to get the system back into flow.


Look at the actions you take and the behaviors you engage in. This could even be inaction. Let me suggest that you use a journal and write down what you do each day. That way you may be able to identify behaviors that lead to your personal system not working effectively.

Use this with planned action. Eventually you’ll work through your system, locating your constraints, and move through them. What you’ll probably do is to insert the right behavior in place of the constraint.


I can tell you that it will take some work on your part. Nothing worthwhile is ever, truly easy. Yet, when you do identify your constraints and overcome them, life will start to become easier for you.


Bob Choat, “Transformational Master Black Belt” Black_belt.svg-sm
Growth Hacker
Life Hacker
America’s #1 Mind-Body Transformation Expert and author of Mind Your Own Fitness

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January 16, 2015


3 Keys to Getting Unstuck to Move Forward


Life brings to us many challenges. I’ve stated this many times in past posts. When we’re working towards something and strive to overcome obstacles, they can become overwhelming. When we’re at our emotional worst, we may feel stuck and can’t go any further. This happens to the best of us. I can certainly attest to […]

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January 11, 2015

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Growth Hacking Your Life


To borrow a term relegated to the engineered marketing world called “growth hacking”, I will begin this article. In that realm, growth hackers use the best means necessary (and at the lowest possible cost) to ensure growth of their business entity. Instead of using traditional means to grow a business, the growth hacker wants to […]

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January 5, 2015


Create Your Personal Mantra for Fitness Success


Mantras have been used by Buddhist monks for eons. It’s simply a word or chant used in a meditative state. It works because the repetition of saying something in this way tends to embed into one’s subconscious mind. Too many times we may repeat a negative mantra while in a quasi-hypnotic state create by our […]

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January 2, 2015


Writing a New Fitness Book for the Over 40 Crowd…


Over the course of the last year I’ve toiled on writing a new book on optimal fitness for those over 40-years-old. It’s a challenge since there are so many books on the market. Here’s the thing, while I have a lot of knowledge, I want to make sure it’s what you guys want. I believe […]

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December 31, 2014


A New Year: Looking Back, Moving Forward and Growing Stronger


As we end one year and move into the next one, we think about the transitions that take place. Today offers us an opportunity to reflect on what we left behind as we prepare for what lies ahead. Over the course of the next 365 days you and I will have an opportunity to grow […]

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December 29, 2014


Are You a Resolution Failure?


Every January 1st it’s the same thing, many people will set resolutions towards what they believe they want to happen. They’ll get started and then, BOOM!… They self-destruct in a short period of time.  While there are those very few that are able to realize their resolution goals, most do not. Come December, those same […]

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December 25, 2014


Watch the “The Interview”


Merry Christmas to all of my followers… I’m posting the controversial film, The Interview, so all can watch. Maybe as an act of defiance towards the North Korean government or simply just to help spread the word of this movie… Please enjoy it today… Thanks! Cheers, Bob Choat

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December 22, 2014


The Fat Blue Line: Obesity and Law Enforcement


photo: courtesy Reuters Two studies came out this year (2014), one by the FBI and the other by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM). Both indicated that those in law enforcement are among the fattest professions in the United States. In the FBI study, 8 out of 10 police officers are overweight. In the […]

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December 19, 2014


The Mindfulness Way to Improving Your Health


The year 2014 was known as the year when mindfulness became vogue. Many trainings in this mind-body strategy has popped up all over. Yet, it’s something that has been around for many generations and even well over a thousand years. In fact, being mindful was very prevalent in ancient times. Being aware of nature and […]

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