We have a lot of clients that struggle from time to time with their goals. SHOCKER ALERT: We all do!!
One thing I always hear them talk about is “motivation” or lack of, is a better way of putting it. Every client that walks through our doors the first time and every time after that has motivation. They are motivated to fitness, to health, to getting better, to getting stronger and most importantly to themselves.
If you have a goal you want to achieve, you need more than motivation. Now this part can sting a little bit for some to hear and before you stop reading really think about what I am about to say.
You aren’t lacking motivation you are lacking dedication.
A famous quote says it best “A goal is a dream without a plan.”
Motivation is the dream. Dedication is making a plan and following it through.
If your goal is to lose 10lbs, run a 5k, squat 400lbs, do a pull up, be able to sit on the floor and stand back up without help or change your health you are motivated to achieve that goal. To accomplish that goal you need to be dedicated to that goal. You need a plan of action to follow so you can achieve that. If you want to run a 5k and haven’t ran farther than a mile since high school, how are you going to be able to do one? You need to plan how to increase your endurance, stamina and distance to accomplish that. You don’t just sit on the couch and look outside and then all of sudden have the ability to run a 5k. If you want to lose 10 lbs you don’t keep going about your normal eating habits and exercise routine. You put together a plan of action that involves eating what your body needs in the right portions and exercise to accomplish that goal.
So for many it is not the lack of motivation. It is the lack of planning. It is the lack of execution on the plan that will get you the result and goal you want.
Now not everyone has a major goal and we have a lot of clients that just want to get a great workout, learn more skills and become all around healthier. And that is just awesome!!! But if you have a goal you need to plan for that goal and follow through with the plan to get the results you are looking for.
The other part to this equation is education. Most clients come to us because they have a goal in mind and have tried on their own to achieve that goal with no avail. That is what we are here for!! If you are struggling with a goal as big as a mountain or as small as a pebble but need help, contact us and we can help get your plan of action in place and crush Your Goal!