Dave here, the CEO, personal trainer, janitor, tech support and whatever duties are assigned of Infinity Fitness.
HERE ARE 5 THOUGHTS THAT CAN AND WILL SABOTAGE YOUR GOALS, AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM.
The definition of “thoughts” is “An idea or mental picture, imagined and contemplated by thinking or occurring suddenly in the mind.”
I believe if you can harness and channel the right thoughts you will be unstoppable in any walk of life.
These 5 thoughts are mistakenly carried out by the best of us at times and may be the reason why you cant reach that level of fitness success you have been hoping for.
Break throughs are made when we change the way we think, when we alter our beliefs and open our mind to its full and witty potential.
We have all heard the saying ‘no one is perfect’ and in my opinion……thank God!
Could you imagine a world with total perfection? It would be boring and there would be no thrill of risk and nothing better to strive for or look forward to.
I believe imperfection makes something beautiful, real and different and this is how most successful people in the world get to where they are now, by embracing their flaws/imperfections and putting everything they can into their passion!
Thomas Edison invented 3,000 duds before he invented the lightbulb. He himself did not call it failure. Instead, he said: “Any of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
Taking imperfect action is the best starting point.
There will NEVER be the perfect time to start a workout program, you just have to make it a priority and start making it happen.
Don’t be one of those people that keep saying ONE DAY. MAKE IT HAPPEN TODAY!
Comparing yourself to others
There is only one YOU and I say trying to be like anyone is a total waste of time!
Don’t compare yourself to others. Instead focus on being the best VERSION OF YOURSELF.
Everyone is unique so embrace YOU and concentrate on what you can, do not what others can do.
Thinking that you’re not ‘good enough’
Ok, so I am even guilty of this at times however who are you or anyone else for that matter to say that you are not good enough?
I truly believe that your mind is the most powerful tool you have and thoughts become reality!
Start telling yourself that you are good enough, or better yet that you are THE BEST, even if you don’t believe it, you will start to etch this out and create what once was just a vision.
MUHAMMAD ALI SAID HE WAS THE GREATEST WAY BEFORE HE WAS. DO THE SAME
We are all put on this earth for our own personal journeys and success’s and I know that no matter what anyone says, everyone has it in them to do anything they put their mind to! All you have to do is start believing it!
Don’t go back to your old self sabotaging habits if you fall short. For something to change SOMETHING has to change. And it starts with your mindset.
Doing too much at once
I was talking to a new client after he had enrolled in our program for a week. He said he was so motivated the first day he signed up that he went for a 10 mile run.
I then asked him what he did the rest of the week?
He said “nothing, I had blisters on my feet”
…. ‘nuf said
This is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t do too much a once.
Darren Hardy, the author of success magazine in his book “the compound effect” (one of my favorite books of all time) says:
“what separates successful VS unsuccessful is the unyielding and relentless commitment to consistency. It is also the same principle for why the tortoise always beats the hare. It’s not how fast you start; it’s how long you can remain consistent. I believe it’s the biggest reason why people don’t end up with the results they want and the life they seek. Most people operate in fits and starts—a great flurry of activity that then flames out. Most people don’t have a problem starting. Everybody easily gets excited, joins, signs-up, starts and begins. Millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, start diet programs, join gyms, buy personal development books, go to seminars, hire coaches, etc., but their life doesn’t change. Because success is not defined by how you start, but by how you continue…over a long period of time.”
“But I” (Excuses excuses…)
The 5th and final rule is a ban on excuses! Everyone can find an excuse to do or not to do something, this is a known fact!
Excuses help us justify the doubts we already have about something so that the risk is lessened by a self belief for why we can’t do something.
However, I have a philosophy that everything works both ways so next time you find yourself making or finding an excuse why not to do something, change your way of thinking and force yourself to come up with an excuse as to why you SHOULD do that something!
Whenever I doubt something or find myself coming up with an excuse I ask myself this one little question:
What’s the worst that can happen?
Usually my answer to this is “It won’t work out the way I want it to” and if this is what happens then you know what not to do in the future or what to do when you try next time!
It’s all easier said than done and no one can help you unless you really want to help yourself but one thing I do know is that we are all creatures of habit so if you start to forcefully change your way of thinking by following these rules then your body and mind will soon catch on and start to think differently in your favor, automatically!
So don’t self sabotage, go GET IT!
Dedicated to YOUR Success,
PS The 28 Day Transformation Challenge is a GREAT way to be focused on your goals and have the support and guidance to give it 100% and see tremendous progress inside of a month’s time! After all … what’s the worst that can happen?