Fitness and well being are said to be 90% mental. If you as any elite professional athlete what makes them the best you will almost invariably hear about mental toughness or mental preparedness. These qualities are equally important to the average person who is just tying to lose 5lbs or eat healthier. You have to prepare your mind to succeed.
I know, I know, you are thinking “how do I do that?”. I understand your consternation at being told to just get your head right and your fitness level will magically improve or the weight will just melt away while you eat ice cream by the gallon. Let’s be clear that is absolutely not going to happen. There will still be some work involved here. You are going to have to make smart nutritional choices, exercise properly and regularly, the bottom line is that you have some effort to put in.
With that out of the way let’s just start with a couple of quick tips to get your mind on the trajectory of success:
- A friend once told me don’t try to swallow the ocean. By that I mean avoid thinking about your goals in a big picture sort of way. It is very easy to feel overwhelmed by large projects so break your goals up into more manageable segments.
- Think positive. I know what you are thinking now, “no s#!T think positively, of course why didn’t I think of that”, no that’s not the point. The point is to not worry about what isn’t going to happen today think about what is going to happen. Value your accomplishments and give yourself credit for your achievements no matter how small they may seem.
- Do set goals. Make sure to give yourself goals but you have to make them manageable for yourself. If you wanted to make $100000 do you believe you would be more readily able to conceive of a way to get it all at once? or would it be more realistic to view it as 100 $1000 targets? Smaller bites people, smaller bites
So there you are… the first post for our new blog. We hope this helps get you on the road towards achieving those health goals you have. We believe in you and we know you can do it. Please bookmark us and come back often.
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