I Want You To Succeed!

success_8226451812That’s right. I really do want you to succeed. I want you to succeed at anything you set your mind to in life.  But let’s face it. Here at Best Ever Fitness, I’m mostly focused on your success with health and fitness.

Of course, this is partly because I’m a fitness trainer and that’s what I do. But another reason, far more important, is because health and fitness is one of the basic things you need to be successful with in order to have true success in your life in general. I’m not saying you have to be some kind of Adonis or super model. But you do have to be striving for your personal best.

So, let me ask you this… are you doing your best when it comes to taking care of your physical body? Are you exercising consistently and frequently? Are you eating a healthy, nutritious diet? Are you getting enough quality sleep? Do you have the tools (and do you use them) to manage your stress?

If you’re not taking care of these things, if you’re not doing your best in these areas, why not? This isn’t meant to guilt you or make you feel bad. I really want to know. More importantly, I want you to know. Why not? Is it a lack of knowledge? Are you unsure exactly what to do? Is it a lack of motivation? Is it that you don’t have a sense of urgency about it? Do you feel like there are just way too many more important things that need your attention?

If you’re like most people who aren’t addressing these things, it’s probably something that’s on your mind. It might not be front and center, but it’s there, gnawing at you. I know it’s not about laziness or that you don’t care (well, I’m assuming it’s not! :)).

Based on a book called Switch by Chip Heath & Dan Heath,  it’s more likely about clarity, direction and clear motivation. It’s also about the environment you’ve created around yourself. It’s about the people you spend time with. It’s about your routines and habits.

Get clarity by knowing exactly what the goal is. Then map out the specific steps to get there. Clear motivation is about connecting with your emotional reasons. What is it that really inspires you to change? Reduce overwhelm by breaking down the change you’re trying to make until it’s in pieces small enough you can get your emotional head around. Lastly, environment is an element that is often overlooked. But look around. What in your environment could be enforcing old habits and keeping you from change? What could you change in your environment to make new behaviors more automatic?

You may be expecting that I have a simple, ready made solution to offer you, but there is no magic pill. I wish there were… and I wish I had it. I’d be rich! 🙂 The truth is , I don’t know you and your specific circumstances. While there are some basic, general truths, the details are always different. The exact solution to the challenges you face will be specific to you.

Here’s what I do know. Whoever you are and whatever your situation, you can create change. So, here’s my challenge to you:

Pick something. Pick one thing you know you should change to improve your health and fitness. It may be big or small. Just make sure you can definitely do it starting today (or within the next 24 hours) and that you can do it on a daily basis.

Commit to start now and keep doing it every day for the next 30 days.

Leave a comment and let me know what you picked. I wish you success over the next 30 days!

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