At this time of year, lots of people decide, this is it, this is the year I’m going to get healthy, get fit, start exercising. You know the ones, you may even be one of the ones.
We also know at 92% of people will fail at these new year declarations.
Excuses come up:
- I can’t seem to stay motivated
- It’s too hard
- I can’t find the time
And it happens every year.
If you want it to be different this year, think about your WHY. This is the thing I most want to know about when you come and talk to me about your goals.
This is the thing that focuses our attention, drives our behaviour and keeps us going when those excuses come up. When you define what fitness or health means to you, when you connect with the reason you’ve made this commitment, that’s when you’ll have the motivation to keep at it, when it doesn’t seem too hard and when you suddenly make the time.
A reason like ‘I want to be fit and healthy’ only scratches at the surface of your WHY. Keep asking again and again, peeling back the layers to get to your motivators. These are the things that resonate with you at a deep, core level and when you can articulate them with clarity and connect with them, you’ll never concede to your excuses again.
When your WHY is strong enough, it’s totally personal, it’s emotional and it’s intrinsic to you.
When you’re thinking about your WHY consider these questions:
- What matters to me most in life?
- What am I most passionate about?
- How is my fitness and health an extension of my passion?
- How does my fitness and health help or hinder what matters most to me?
If you’d like help with your fitness and health goals and avoiding your roadblocks and excuses by connecting to your WHY, get in touch for a FREE 30min consult.