Goals. Setting and Achieving Your Goals
The Missing Ingredient to Your Goals
The biggest mistake most people make is that when they want to take action about their health or fitness they start with physical action.
They run out and buy the diet plan, they join a gym, start yoga, buy a treadmill or invest in a Personal Trainer.
But what happens after a short period of time?
The motivation starts to cool down, the importance of making a change becomes less important and life starts to get back in the way. It starts with being late to gym sessions or eating the odd ‘cheat meal’ and before too long we are right back where we started. In some cases, in an even worse position.
The missing ingredient in almost every failed attempt is definiteness of purpose.
Knowing exactly what you want, how to get it and why you want it.
If you can invest the time to unlock these questions, there will be no looking back for you.
Discovering what your purpose is will give you the focus and desire to overcome any obstacle. Your purpose does not have to be health related like winning gold at the Olympics and it doesn’t have to be as grand as curing cancer. Your purpose may be to be an amazing parent, go to University or become an expert in your industry.
Which ever purpose you choose for yourself, health and fitness will play a major role in you achieving it.
Having a goal of losing weight to feel good about yourself is not a very strong goal and may not survive the challenges you are going to face.
But being the very best role model for your children and ending the cultural cycle of ill health in your family for generations to come by leaving a legacy behind that your kids know that they can achieve anything they want, most definitely will survive.
A powerful question to ask yourself is ‘What will happen if I don’t do it?’. The more people your success and possible failure affects, the more likely you will be to do more to keep on fighting to achieve your goal.
In order to succeed, your goals need to be in harmony with one major purpose. Failure to decide what your purpose is will mean that you have no road map, no way of knowing what is the right thing to do and ultimately, like a ship with no rudder, you will end up going around in circles or drifting aimlessly in the wind.
Who do you want to be?
What do you want to do with your life?
How do you want to be remembered?
These are by no means easy questions to answer, however if you don’t answer them for yourself you will likely fall to the mercy of people and companies that do know what they want.
Choose the life that you want to lead, choose your purpose and then ask yourself how being fit and healthy will help you achieve that life.
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