When talking to a new nutrition client, or member at the gym we always talk about goals or things we want to achieve. Two big things we also discuss when it comes to actually being successful with these goals is both committing to them and believing in them (and yourself.)
Commitment is saying: I will do this
When you commit to something you are saying that your involvement is non-negotiable. You commit yourself not only to succeeding, but to doing the behaviors that allow and enable you to succeed. You will absolutely get it done. You keep going even when you face setbacks. You persist in the face of fears and obstacles. You’re in this for the long haul. This (whatever it is, is HAPPENING).
Belief is saying: I can do this.
Belief is feeling that success is possible and feeling that what you are working for is actually worth it. It is also a feeling that you are worth it. That whatever is going to happen after all of this work is something you deserve. You trust the process and understand that all of this won't happen overnight. Even when things don't seem to be going well, you carryon. You continue to act as if you are the person you want to be, until you become that person.
Once we commit and believe we can fully focus on what it is we want to achieve. You’re “in the zone” and all your attention is directed at achieving your goals.
Here we can focus on what really matters.
you know your "WHY" behind what you are doing and refer back to it often
you tailor your routines and habits around reaching these goals
you stay consistent
you recognize the little victories along the way
Remember all of this can't happen if you aren't ready for it. Mental readiness involves a state of relaxed alertness and openness.
You’re open to new experiences, excited to practice your skills, and prepared to learn and grow. You aim to make the most out of everything that happens to you. You view everything as a chance to gain insight and self-knowledge, and to reflect and change where you need to. When you’re mentally ready, mistakes are just learning opportunities, not failures.
Life happens. The world is full of things ready to knock you off your path. Stay on track.
If you fall down, get back up. If you screw up, learn from it then clean the slate. If you get distracted, learn to re-focus. Stay alert for the good stuff, forget the bad stuff, and keep moving forward.
Remember that everything we do is chance to learn something about yourself. Making a mistake is only teaching you where you can improve for next time.
Set your goals high. Know WHY you want to achieve them. Commit yourself to them. Believe in yourself and DO IT.
Live well, be Well.