If I think "I am building muscle and cutting fat to 12 percent" yet I'm sitting on a couch and eating chips and guacamole (which are totally delicious), then this positive affirmation will be as substantial as a cloud. It will wisp away with the very next bite.
In the same vein as any work of art, appreciate plans for what they are and leave room for spontaneous creativity. What initially strikes us as a violation of or departure from the grand plan may become the focal point of the next.
Once we assess a person's current balance point and determine counterbalance techniques that they agree to employ, measure and adjust, we can create a life map to take this person from "here" to "there," wherever "there" is for them.