After coaching thousands of people, I can determine success by one thing.
Is it really that simple?
Yes and No.
Sure, we are going to need to develop a strategy and a plan.
But typically, that is reasonably simple to execute. We schedule workouts, plan food intake, and execute.
What gets in the way?
From what I have observed we have to address the first thing first and for the most part, this is the hardest work.
You, your mindset, your motivator, the pain.
You can call it any and all these things.
What is ultimately motivating you to do the exercise, to do the nutrition, and show up consistently in your life?
Motivation is not always obvious.
Sure, we might see some health reasons, but that’s not always a strong enough reason…now hear me out, its not like we will die tomorrow if we don’t eat better…so overall health, less risk for disease is not always a huge motivator, but part of the bigger picture.
We have to dig deeper and understand why it is important to us.
Just like any goal, for example, if you want to change careers, but keep going to the same job day after day – is the pain great enough to make a change?
It is ok to say no.
When you get really clear on what you want and why you want it, then the work begins. We have to continue to reinforce the feeling or emotion with our motivator.
My recommendation is to write what you want in the I am statement.
For Example, “I am healthy and toned.”
If you say this every day for month after month, you rewrite the subconscious and you believe it is true.
It is easy for us to fall back into old habits, change/growth is hard.
Typically, we have to do something that feels awkward, weird, and/or different.
When you start to believe in your “I am” statement it’s pretty cool to see what happens.
This all comes back to the mindset.
I have seen so much negativity in the last year and now on into 2021, we have a lot of work to do.
I encourage you to LIVE.
Stop dwelling on the negativity.
Take care of yourself…this is the only body you get and not one is going to bail you out. You have to show up every day for you.
I know I am getting passionate right now, but it has been a lot on all of us.
Take personal responsibility and LIVE your life to the fullest.
Tony and I do gratitude journals every day and through all of this, there is still so much to be thankful for. I highly recommend this simple exercise.
Daily write down 3-5 statements of gratitude.
Keep the faith and continue to press forward.
Don’t wait till things calm down.
As always if you need help or this resonates, let me know.