Monday morning Motivation

When it comes to exercising and eating right, a lot of people overlook the importance of commitment and consistency.  It’s easy for most people to be consistent for a week, a month, even a year.  But when you feel you’ve started to stagnate, your commitment to your goals is called into question.  Maybe the fast clip at which the scale had been dropping has slowed to a crawl.  Maybe your deadlift numbers have stalled for months on end.  Maybe spending Sunday afternoons prepping food in an effort to eat clean throughout the week is starting to feel like a chore.  It becomes imperative at times like this to remember exactly what it is you’re striving for and why you’re striving for it.  A few words to keep you on track…

Do not lose hold of your dreams or asprirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live.”

Henry David Thoreau

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.”

Gail Devers

“Experience has taught me that there is one chief reason why some people succeed and others fail. The difference is not one of knowing, but of doing. The successful man is not so superior in ability as in action. So far as success can be reduced to a formula, it consists of this: doing what you know you should do.”

Roger Babson

“You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.”

Charles C. Noble

“Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.”

Cecil B. De Mille

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

Dale Carnegie

Bottom line:  Having a clear vision of your goal and why it’s important that you achieve it will make staying consistent more manageable and, hopefully, enjoyable.  You need the what and the why to commit to the how.  Take a moment today to reflect on your goals, why they are important to you, and what you’re willing to do in the present to make them a reality in your future.


Posted on May 14, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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