Thursday, May 22, 2008

How Do I Get Started in Achieving My Health and Fitness Goals?

People frequently ask me that question, and I always answer the same way. Everything starts with your making a decision.

Before you accomplish any worthwhile goal in life, you must first make a decision.

You must decide exactly what you want your life to look and be like, and then make a decision to take action to accomplish your goals.

Without making a clear decision, nothing happens and you stay stuck exactly where you’re at.

First Get Clear On Your Goals

You must have a clear picture of exactly what you want.

If you don't have a clear vision and goal you'll never get there! If it's losing 20 pounds, then picture how you'll look after you’ve lost the weight, picture the clothes you'll wear, and how much better you'll look and feel.

Maybe you want to improve your muscle tone, body shape, or just feel better?

Again...envision it clearly in your mind, as if you're already there. You may have heard this before, but I know it works. I've done it time and time again.

The more clearly you can see your goal as actually having been achieved in your mind, the faster you will achieve that goal.

You’ve undoubtedly heard how top athletes, Olympians, or even Tiger Woods visualize their ‘perfect’ performance in their minds over and over before they actually do it. They see and feel exactly what the heir perfect performance will look like.

Whether they are ice skaters, gymnasts, golfers, or weight lifters, the process is the same….they clearly visualize in their minds exactly how their performance will look and feel when they perform perfectly.

Only then do they go out in front of the judges to perform their best.

Our minds are very powerful goal achieving mechanism, designed to achieve what we think about….that’s why it’s so important to keep our thoughts positive and to focus on what we to achieve….and not on what we don’t want to happen!

So take a few minutes right now to think about your health and fitness goals.

Think about and, see in your mind, exactly what you want to accomplish, and how you will look and feel when you accomplish you goal?

Get a clear mental picture of yourself after you have achieved your goals….see it, feel it! And imagine how your spouse and/or significant others in your life will react.

Then think about all the other positive aspects of your successfully accomplishing your goal. How will it affect your life, your relationships, and your happiness?

Once you have completed this exercise, you should know exactly what you want to achieve.

Now it’s just a matter of making a decision. Hold that clear picture of what you want in your mind, and make a decision to make it happen….even if you have no idea how you’ll do it!

When I made the decision that I was going to beat my “incurable” disease and get healthy again, I had no idea how I was going to do it…..but I was determined to find a way.

Remember nothing happens until you make a decision, and start taking action!

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