Do you get out of breath running for the bus? Want to be fitter but never quite get around to it. You’re not alone. Most us don’t achieve half the goals we set.. Yet, remain that way and we’ll never know what it feels like to feel successful. A life half lived. Always wishing, never doing! Fortunately, there’s an answer - Stick to Brian Tracy’s four Ds. Here’s how they work...
D is for DESIRE
How much do you desire being fit? Do you want it enough to commit 100%? Keep the awesome benefits of meeting your goal in mind - your reason for putting in all the hard work. Making a change involves short term discomforts and sacrifices like skipping that lie in on a cold dark morning to fit your workout in. If you don’t want it enough you won’t take action on tough days.
D for DECISION
Have you actually made the decision to achieve your goal? Just wanting something doesn’t make it happen, you have to DECIDE. Are you willing to pay any price and go any distance? Change costs time, energy or money. When you establish upfront that the result is worth it you’re one step ahead in the motivation game.
D for DETERMINATION
How determined are you to succeed? Are you willing to keep trying even if you don’t see results straight away or when you don’t get it right first time? Make a plan for setbacks. “If x happens I will x”. Save yourself from getting disheartened and giving up things get tough.
D for DISCIPLINE
Are you willing to master yourself and develop the habits you need to succeed? Will you work on your goal consistently until it is reached? If you twist an ankle are you going to find other ways to exercise or use it as an excuse and stop working out? Create your strategy and stick to it.. Will you cut out takeouts, take 10,000 steps a day, Do 3 hard workouts a week?
So to recap, you’ve gotta want it, decide to achieve it, stay determined and stick to a strategy. You go girl!
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