Your goals, no matter how big or small, long term or short term, easily attainable or seemingly impossible, can be met with these 3 keys to success. Planning is important and I almost always emphasize that in every post, but without these 3 keys your plans will just be plans. You need to take action. You need to adopt the mindset that you’re fully in control and that only YOU can make it happen. Here they are, in their simplistic glory, the 3 Keys to Hitting Your Fitness Goals:
Focus on what’s most important to helping you achieve your goal. If your goal is to burn fat, then focus your energy on doing everything possible to burn more fat. If that means getting up 30 minutes earlier and doing some cardio before work, then get up and focus on your goals. So many people don’t hit their goal because they don’t focus on it. They want bigger arms but they do their arm workout last in the week with little energy. Focus.
This is actually the most important in my eyes. Lack of discipline is what causes most people to fail. Want to make more money? Stop spending it on things you don’t need (and probably will only use or wear a few times). Want to get in better shape? Control your cravings and your hungry. People scapegoat bodybuilders’ success by saying “well, they take steroids of course THEY look like that”. But, bodybuilders have an incredible sense of discipline. Steroids won’t do anything with vigorous training and a structured diet. You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to get great results, you just need to discipline yourself. Track what you eat, eat foods that coincide with your goals, exercise, prioritize, plan ahead, no more excuses. Stay disciplined.
Now it’s time to take what you’ve learned and make the leap. Get into action mode. Use the focus you have to drive you forward. People may doubt you, they may not understand why you’re doing what you’re doing, they may not see the point, but it doesn’t matter because you’ve become OBSESSED with getting what you want. At first they’ll ask why you’re doing it, then they’ll ask how you did it. Most people are so afraid to fail that they never start in the first place. Don’t be passive. Take action.
I was inspired to write this after I watched about 10 people weigh themselves and say “this can’t be right”, then after barely probing them for an answer they said they’ve been skipping workouts and ate pizza and wings for the Superbowl. You can’t reach your goals without these 3 Keys.