Want to start an exercise program but lack the motivation to start?
The way I see it there are one of two things stopping you from taking action.
1. You don’t have a goal.
2. Your goals are too big.
If you don’t have a goal you’ll probably stop reading this email right now, hit the unsubscribe button and continue making excuses.
But… if you’re still reading, chances are that your goals are too big.
I know what you’re thinking…
What about setting goals sooooo big that they scare you? This is what all the self-help books say, what do you say to that?
Well, this may work for some… but for many big goals lead to frustration, procrastination and a feeling of being overwhelmed.
I’m not saying to not have big goals, but focus day-to-day on your small goals.
Do this enough and before you know it you’ll have reached your big goal.
The hardest part is getting started.
As Lao Tzu once said…
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
So… just start with one step, then another, then the next one, then one more and… before you know it you’ve travelled those thousand miles.
I often get emails from people telling me they’re lacking motivation.
I don’t think they lack motivation, I think they lack a goal or are frustrated with past failures.
When you get frustrated you lose enthusiasm, and when you lose enthusiasm you’ll do even less.
The easiest way to GET your motivation back is to set a goal so small that you cannot fail.
This is the 1-minute goal method.
If you’re lacking motivation just set a goal of exercising for 1-minute, TODAY.
Can be push-ups, walking, jogging, whatever… doesn’t matter.
When you start, the heart begins pumping… the endorphins start flowing… you’ll get a surge of energy running though your blood and, you won’t want to stop at 1-minute.
You’ll want to do more… you’ll want to do 2-minutes… 3-minutes… then 4.
You’ll keep going because you have momentum and momentum builds more momentum.
The 1-minute goal method is just a trick on your mind to get you started.
But… what if after 60-seconds I STILL don’t feel like exercising?
Well, least you reached your daily goal.
You have a small success under your belt.
And, a small success will give you more enthusiasm so you’ll want do more and try harder.
You’ll get that winning feeling back and before you know it you’ll have reached your big goal.
It doesn’t matter where you are now, it’s the direction you’re heading in.
As long as you KEEP MOVING FORWARD EVERYDAY towards your fitness goals, you’re enthusiasm will stay with you.
Not sure where to start?
How bout running the City2surf on August 12th?
Go to your diary and write ‘running the City2surf’ under August 12th.
Now, go to today in your diary and write ‘jogging for 1-minute’, or whatever your goal may be. Do the same for tomorrow, then the day after etc, etc.
Can’t run 14kms?
The journey of 14km begins with 1km.
Just set a goal of walking or running 1km, then 2km, then 3km… until you reach those 14kms.
If you’re ready to get that winning feeling back, grab your diary and write ‘Dangerously Fit City2Surf Training’ under May 12th and jog on over to https://www.dangerouslyfit.com.au/city2surf-training-2018/ to find out more.
P.S. Don’t live in Sydney? If you would like more information regarding my online coaching programs contact me at [email protected].