It’s Time to Take Action

Simply wanting something is not enough, neither is just writing down your goals and then doing nothing about it. If you want to make changes, you need stop making excuses and take action now. So many people say “oh they are so lucky”, looking for any reasoning behind why someone is successful or has made changes in their lives, without recognising that most people get where they are because they work extremely hard for it. So if you have goals and have just been thinking about them, here’s how you can take some action today.

Put in the effort – You must do everything possible to get what you want and put in the effort. If losing weight is your goal, being healthy some of the time then going crazy eating cakes & chocolates is not going to get you to your goal. If you want to get fitter, you have to sweat and work hard at some point to push your limits and improve. It doesn’t matter how much you want something it will never become a reality without action & commitment. So put everything you have into it. Be prepared to work hard and you will get there.

Stop making excuses – We are very good at finding excuses as to why we can’t do something instead of looking for solutions. Most of the time the main thing getting between you and your goals is the excuses you use to stop yourself from doing it. When you want something bad enough you can get very resourceful at making things happen. So look at your goal and believe you can, and will, achieve it.

Find someone to hold you accountable – If you aren’t very good at sticking to what you said you were going to do, then find a friend, or family member who you report in to. Each week, sit down and tell them what you are going to do and then have them hold you to it. This can go visa verse and you can help them with their goals too. It can actually become quite fun where you can choose penalties and rewards depending on how well you did that week. This is also where a Personal Trainer can be helpful to keep you achieving.

Look at your priorities – What are your priorities? Obviously family comes first, that is a given. But when it comes to free time what do you do? If you aren’t reaching your goals, then maybe you need to re-evaluate what your priorities are. Are you setting time aside each week to cook healthy dinners and exercise, or do you chose to spend your time watching TV or flicking through Facebook? If your goal is important, you will have to make time to achieve it. If you won’t, it is not that important to you. Sometimes things will get in your way and your priorities will temporarily change, but when that happens you need to get back on track as soon as possible.

Stop procrastinating – If you really want to make that change; your health, fitness or your mind, then you have to expect that you’ll need to work hard. Success doesn’t happen overnight and it definitely doesn’t happen by sitting there and doing nothing. I’m not going to lie, it’s not going to be easy, but the rewards will be worth it.

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Martin Hulbert

Personal Trainer & Running Coach Leicestershire