Good morning faithful fitness followers and welcome to another Monday Motivator to inspire you to greatness! With all of us having busy lives, making fitness and health a priority can be tough. However, I love how George Bernard Shaw challenges us with the following quote:
“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can’t find them, make them.”
Wow, talk about calling it like it is!
I know some of us might be saying “yeah but” or “my situation is different” but how different can they be from the rest of us or the rest of the population? The fact is it is a difference of priorities and sometimes a disconnect between your time management and the organization of your life. (which by the way if you need help with either of these things, I like these sites and their approach: www.feelingorganized.com & www.timestylecoaching.com).
It really boils down to these 2 questions: “What are you willing to sacrifice to achieve your goals?” “Why is achieving your fitness goals so important to you?”
For the first question, you need to identify what you can give up or delegate or outsource in terms of duties or responsibilities that you may have to free up some time to exercise. You may need to give up junk food or eating out so often. But all these sacrifices are necessary to achieve what you really want.
For the second question you need to dig deep and I mean real deep. “Oh I want to be healthy doesn’t cut it.” This is the type of answer I’m looking for:
“I don’t like the way I fit into my clothes right now and I don’t feel comfortable in my skin. I’m sick of it and I want to feel good about myself and look good naked. I also have 2 kids and I want to be the best role model I can for them and teach them how important it is to have a healthy lifestyle. I can’t bear the thought of possibly outliving my children because of a weight/eating issue that I may have helped develop. Lastly, if I can do this, it means I’ll be around to see my grandkids and that brings tears to my eyes.”
That is a real answer and something that will evoke emotion which will inevitably ignite your motivation and get you fired up to achieve your goals.
So do as my main man George says and don’t blame your circumstances for lack of progress. Be a game-changer and live life by your rules.
I hope you enjoyed this one! Be sure to leave a comment if you did!
Dedicated to your success,