31 Days of Motivation: The Power in Trying
The last two days I discussed the hard part of getting fit in my 2-part blog series “The First Step to Fitness Success”. I discussed the sacrifices you must make in Surrender to Win Part 1 and Surrender to Win Part 2 I talked about denying yourself some of the things that give you pleasure now in order to enjoy the longterm pleasure of a healthy body. Today I talk about the easy part – and it’s a lot easier than you think.
Getting stronger, faster, thinner, healthier and better may sound like a lot of work, but it’s almost inevitable if you just keep trying. Have you seen that saying people share on facebook that says, “no matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch“? Well let’s take that a step further and make it a little more personal, “No matter how slow I go, I am still lapping THE OLD ME that used to sit on the couch.” My point is, whatever you ARE doing is better than when you did nothing.
So, let’s put things into perspective here. If you are one of those people that try really hard for 6 weeks and then drop off the face of the earth, you can easily do better this year. Anything you do that is more than what you have been doing is better. If you are the type of person who trains hard to make up for not dieting hard enough, anything you do to improve your eating will be an improvement. My point is, you don’t have to train like a professional athlete to be stronger or faster. You don’t have to starve yourself to be thinner. You don’t have to be perfect to be better – you just have try to make improvements. The more improvements you make, the greater your results will be.
Trying is of the most powerful things you can ever do. If you don’t try, you will never have the chance to succeed. Trying is the key to all victory. If you want to guarantee failure, quit trying. That is the only way you truly can fail.
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” Michael Jordan
If you plan on beating the old you (last year’s 2013 model), then you have to write out what that looked like. Make a list of your training schedule and what you typically did. If your issue is your diet, then you may not need to change your training much, but you’ll need to focus more on eating better. Make a list of what you did wrong last year and what you want to avoid this year. Remember, ANY improvement is an improvement – and improvements multiply into great success.
Be encouraged! You can BE better. Just refuse to give up and commit to starting over as many times as it takes!
Posted on January 5, 2014, in 2014 New Year Motivation, Mantras, PFOCUS and tagged diet, diet motivation, Encouragement, fitness, fitness mantra, fitness motivation, fitness quotes, fitness tips, gym motivation, motivational quotes, new year's resolutions, weight loss, workout motivation. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.