Most People Never Reach Their Goals
Can you achieve your fitness goals? Many people struggle sticking with a routine, making changes, and eventually give up on their fitness goals. The truth most fitness professionals and trainers will never tell is, the average person will never reach their goals. This is because it takes more than average.
Continue reading and you'll learn why. If you learn these things, you can derail this truth and finally do what it takes to succeed.
Most people desire a better body and better health. They'll spend time searching for the perfect program, the perfect exercise, the perfect plan for them to succeed.
First, there's no such thing as 'perfect', so just do something. Anything is better than continuous scrolling for something better. Achieving your goals rarely comes down to the workouts or the diet you choose. That can all be refined over time.
What it comes down to is an action most are not willing to work on. You may not want to hear it because it's not sexy. It's all about your mindset. There's no coach or program that can change your mindset.
If you really want to succeed then you need to know these two things. Without knowing them, your chances of success is zero.
1. HOW YOR MIND WORKS AGAINST YOU
We want immediate satisfaction. Now more than ever, we are dependent on high dopamine activities, things that give us quick rewards such as; scrolling through social media, watching YouTube videos, binge watching Netflix, food, alcohol, porn, etc...
These activities are pleasurable in the interim but don't last long, leaving you unsatisfied, addicted to the activity and wanting more.
As we become more dopamine resistant, we are less likely to focus on low dopamine activities. Fitness does not have a fast ROI. It takes time to get the reward. You have to work for it. However, the gratification you get from reaching your goals is far more than anything else.
Understand that your brain is working against you. If you realize this and accept that fitness takes time, consistency, and dedication, then you are on the right path.
Reaching any meaningful fitness goal will require making sacrifices and minimizing distractions. It might mean doing things that are painful and out of your comfort zone.
It's important you find some joy in your workouts and pride in the changes you need to make. If you don't enjoy it, you wont stick with it. The discipline that it would require to do something you don't enjoy that is strenuous, and difficult is monumental. It won't work.
2. YOUR GOALS SUCK
You might not be setting the right goals. If your goal is something like, the perfect body then you are doomed to fail. That's because 'the perfect body' is not actionable or measurable. It's certainly cool to want to improve your body but that can't be the goal you focus on.
First off, what is the 'perfect body' and why do you want that? To make your ex lose his mind when he sees you? I can understand that might feel satisfying but it's not the right motivation. The motivation has to be intrinsically valuable to you, not for the benefit of anyone else. You don't really want a better body. You want the feeling you think that's going to give you. You want to feel more confident. This is can only be attained through a long dedicated process that requires consistent work.
When you rededicate yourself to actionable goals, awesome things start happening. These will include things such as;
- Scheduling your workouts
- Getting 4 workouts in this week
- Fasting for 13 hours
- Meal prepping for the week.
This makes the process very satisfying because you are constantly achieving small goals. These little things are what make big changes. Before you know it, you'll be the slamming hot confident person you want to be.
Other very impactful goals are performance oriented. If you are performance is improving so to will your body.
- Faster mile time
- Heavier back squat
- More pushups in a minute
These are the type of things you need to make any changes in your body. If your performance isn't changing, why would your body?
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
I want you to be successful, so please follow my advice. If you are not willing to work on your mindset and rededicate your goals, nothing is going to work.
Accept that it's going to take a lot of work, deep dive into your goals to find out what it is you truly want, and take joy in the process. That's the foundation for any success. The average person just isn't cut out for it. Solution - just don't be average.