People spend a lot of time discussing about the right strategies & techniques to get into a great shape. But we rarely talk about the role of mindset when it comes to taking your health to the next level.
You can buy the latest workout gear, hire the best trainer, join the best gym, get the best diet plan, but if you don’t have the right mindset, then it’s going to be a bumpy road ahead.
We’ve all at some point decided that we want to do something, made a goal for ourselves, were motivated & excited about it. But after a week, or maybe a month, we find ourselves slipping away with motivation dropping off completely. Why does this happen? Why do people give up on their goals? The answer is MINDSET and perseverance.
With the proper mindset, you can achieve anything in life. And the same is true for fitness. Getting in shape will take time. It will take a lot of effort. It will be tough. But it will be worth it when you start getting closer & closer to your goals. And for that, you will need the right mindset.
How to change your mindset?
Here are a few tips on how to change your mindset –
- Start with Why : Why do you want to lose/gain weight? How will it make you feel? How will you look? If you have a clear WHY, you can figure out almost any HOW. Connecting with the reasons why you started in the first place is essential to sticking with it in the long run.
- Believe : You’re not going to achieve something that you don’t believe you can achieve. And so no matter what the goal is, you have to believe that you can achieve it & that’s when the magic starts to happen.
- Take Small Steps : Have big goals but make sure to break these goals into small steps that you can do daily that will ultimately lead to the success of the bigger goals. It is easy to get overwhelmed thinking that the bigger goal is too far right now. Things become much clear & easier once you break them down into actionable items that you can perform on a daily basis.
- Visualize : Visualization is real. Imagine yourself having achieved you goal. Feel it. Think about how good it will feel once you have achieved that goal. See yourself in your dream physique. How you’ll walk. How you’ll talk. Doing this tells your brain that what you’re going after is important to you & so your sub conscious brain starts working towards it. This is one of the most critical steps in making sure that you stay on track without conscious efforts daily.
There is a great quote by Henry Ford – “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.” Fitness is not just a physical transformation journey, but a mental transformation journey too. Develop the right mindset to win & do is consciously. You are in control of your thoughts & actions. Don’t let them come in between you and your goals.