The Magic Pill of Motivation
Want to know the secret to getting started?
The one tip that will make you jump up out of your seat and dive head first towards your goals?
The magic formula for guaranteed success?
For starters, that’s what everyone is looking for.
And to be fair, I get it.
I’d be looking for the same thing too…
If it existed.
And that is a big IF…
Because as a product, the magic pill for motivation hasn’t been made yet.
That’s not to say that you can’t get the motivation to get started, it’s just not in pill form and will take a little bit of effort on your part.
So, if you’re not ready to put a little effort in to give you a better future, then this probably isn’t for you.
If, however, now is the right time for you then read on and you’ll have everything you need to get started.
First of all, if you’re still reading, you’ve already taken the first step towards a better and fitter future.
Secondly, if you need any help along the way, email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org , I’m only too happy to help!
The first thing you need to do now is to take some action.
This starts the ball rolling and psychologically helps with the next steps.
Spend 2 minutes writing down your dream goal with regards to your fitness.
Is it to be able to run a marathon? 5k? 2k?
Is it to get a six pack? Flat tummy? Drop a dress size?
Is it to feel like you again after the kids? Get the confidence back to be who you want to be? Keep healthy so you can see your children and grandchildren grow up?
These are just a few examples of goals that I’ve personally heard since becoming a coach.
There are no right or wrong goals though, as long as it inspires you to take action.
Simply spend 2 minutes just writing what you would like to achieve, try not to stop writing, just keep going until the 2 minutes is up and then take a look at what you’ve written. The one that inspires you the most will be the one to use as motivation.
I’m going to assume that, because you’re reading on, you know what your end goal is because you’ve taken action.
If you haven’t, go back and invest just 2 minutes in to your future and write your goals down!!
Now, I’m going to let you in to a little secret, all fitness journeys or new habit of any kind are very front loaded…
Meaning that most of the effort goes into the front end, taking the time to think about your goals, making the decision to change, contacting a gym, arranging to go and have a look around…
All before you’ve actually made your first trip to the gym.
I want you to think about a strong man contestant who pulls a bus, or a plane, or some other ridiculous object.
90% of the effort goes in to getting the huge weight moving in the first place.
90% of the effort has gone in before they’ve even gone 10 feet.
For the next 100 feet or whatever, they only have to use the remaining 10% as they’ve already created the momentum and simply have to keep it going from there on in.
This is exactly the same as creating a new fitness routine.
To start off with, most people have to do most of, if not all of, the following
- Decide you’re not happy with where you are now
- Decide you’re going to need to change
- Work your schedule in to fit in 3 x 1-hour gym sessions
- Start to take an interest in your nutrition
- Get yourself to the gym
- Learn how much effort you will need to put in to reach your goals
- Decide what you are and aren’t willing to give up to achieve your goals
- Go to the gym again
This takes a lot of effort.
A lot of different steps to take.
But they will help you to stick to your plan if you implement them correctly.
Once you have done all of this, it’s pretty much plain sailing from there onwards.
All you have to do is keep on top of your nutrition and training… That’s it.
Because you’ve put the groundwork in.
You’ve got the ball (or plane) rolling.
You’ve already put the 90% effort in.
You just need to put the other 10% in to keep on track.