Many of you will have different health and fitness goals you want to achieve within a set amount of time. At the start of this year you will have set yourself a goal to achieve and throughout the year you may have dipped in and out of achieving it. It is now November and can you say you have achieved what you set out to do 11 months ago? If not, what has stopped you? Could it be that you have lost motivation? Or have you let negativity and doubt creep in that has convinced you that you can't achieve what you want? Whatever the reasons, I want you to achieve your goal and there is still time to do so! Believe me, you can achieve it and all you need to do is believe in yourself.
What I want you to do while you read this is re connect with your goal that you have or once had. This goal was made by you because it meant something and you wanted to make it happen. En vision your goal within your mind now and by doing this you are bringing it back to life because at the moment for many of you it could be near forgotten about. I am here to remind you of what it means to you. Why did you set your goal? Was your goal to lose weight? Was your goal to get fitter? Was your goal to run faster, or cycle further or even be able to swim? Whatever your goal was that was set needs to be re ignited and the best way to do that is to tell yourself now that you are going to achieve it.
Cut The Negative Talk
To stay motivated is one thing, to cut out negativity and doubt is another thing entirely. What is the best way to reduce negative impact on your goal? The best thing you can do is surround yourself with like minded, positive people. Negativity will only get you down and make you lose focus on why you are doing what you are doing. How many of you set out to smash your goals and then somewhere along the line, you lose focus because someone or something has made you feel like you can't achieve what you want? If you relate to this then I'm here to say it is ok to get like this, but the trick and the key is to pick yourself back up and remember why you are doing it. Surround yourself with positive, upbeat and motivational people. Find yourself role models that will influence you into keeping on track of your goals. Search the internet, look at YouTube and even check out my Motivation Monday posts that are designed to keep you motivated and upbeat for a whole 7 days.
Have you still got your goal at the forefront of your mind? Have you already began to write down how you can achieve your goal this year? Even if you can't achieve it this year, have you started prepping with the tools you require to finish the goal? You need to get your mind right and have your mindset focused on what you want to achieve.
You Only Fail When You Quit
You haven't failed because you haven't quit!! You have a second chance to complete and finish your goal that you want to achieve. Ask yourself each day have you done everything you can do that has helped in making your goal a success? You are always going to have setbacks but the key is not letting them knock you down completely so that you don't achieve your goal. Remember what your goal means to you. If being a fitter you is important then go out there and do it. If losing weight is important to you then go out there and lose some weight! If being able to run or swim is important then start today!! It will be hard, and it wont always be pleasant but you can do this! Stay positive, stay motivated and remember to check in with positive like minded people as yourself. Finally, make sure you stay happy with everything. If your goal is really important to you then think how great you will feel once you achieve it, you will feel amazing!! Good luck and stay POSITIVE!!