I want to share with you a few thoughts from conversations I have had with some of my clients this week, mainly concerning success.
All of us have goals in life. We want to do this and we want to do that. They sound so great and wonderful in the safe-haven of our head, but once we are called upon to act on them something usually comes up. There is always tomorrow, right?
Many of you reading this newsletter have goals of losing weight, but they are just that, goals. I want you to stop thinking about goals and start thinking about expectations. Expect yourself to lose weight, expect yourself to eat better, expect yourself to attend workouts regularly.
Your health, your body, and most importantly you deserve it.
Goals leave too much room for error. If we fail, too bad, there is always tomorrow. If you start viewing your goals as expectations you completely change your mindset towards them. Now all of sudden thoughts of failure are no longer a question.
Here are a few quick ways to start going from goals to expectations:
1. Write down where you expect to be in 1 month. 3 months, 6 months!
2. Create a vision board (grab a sheet of a paper and grab some magazines or the internet and cut out images of what you want). Some may want to lose inches, some gain muscle, some make more money, some become a better cook. Whatever it is find an image paste it on the board. Throw some quotes on there for good measure too.
Now put the board somewhere where you can see it every day. This will be daily motivation for you especially during times when you doubt yourself. And you will doubt at times, but this will remind you to keep on track.
3. Hold yourself accountable, tell people about what you want to do. Reward yourself if you reach your goal: massages are great.
4. Become part of a group that will help, encourage and support you and become an active member. Ask questions, give advice, and help others.
5. Most importantly, TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY. Don’t wait till tomorrow or until the “right” time comes because it never will.
No matter what it is take action, do SOMETHING to get the ball rolling. Start building momentum.
Commit to Boot Camp, start cutting out the junk in your diet, schedule a meeting with me to clean up your nutrition, start emailing me questions on how to improve, utilize the resources you have available to you and TAKE ACTION. If you invest in the process, you will reap much faster rewards and you will develop an unstoppable internal drive.
My most successful clients are the ones who invest themselves in the process. They make a DECISION at some point and expect themselves to succeed. Essentially they commit to the process. They email me great things they have read, they give me tips to share with other clients that work for them, they ask questions, they text me while at restaurants to find out what to eat. They listen and take immediate action.
Success is not always easy and there will be ups and downs. Surround yourself with the right people, develop the right habits, and find yourself a mentor so those downs won’t last long and those ups will change your life.