Why we should set goals

I often get asked. “How do I get motivated to start in the gym?”, “How do I get motivated to eat healthier?”, “how do I get motivated to get out of bed earlier?” It’s always a simple answer. Just start!!! Get advice or support if you need it, don’t put it off, don’t make excuses and don’t wait until tomorrow. Don’t delay change and don’t procrastinate. Set your goals. Ask yourself if they are worth your time and if the answer is yes then dig your heels in and push forward. I see so many people starting on fad diets that promise dramatic and unrealistic results in a short space of time. These results never last and people fall off the wagon. People tend to the same shit over and over and over and then get pissed off with themselves when they get more of the same. People will always look for the quick fix, The easiest path. The problem with this method is people very rarely take ownership and as a result fail to make the required long-term changes. Learn new skills and fine tune your life. Watch, Listen, Read and progress. If you read 10 pages of a book every day for the next 5 years you would have read over 60 books. It takes 10,000 hours to become an “expert in an ultra-competitive field” but to go from the novice stage to competent, actually takes 20 hours. The equivalent of 45 minutes a day for a month. Personal development shouldn’t be a quick fix. It should be a progressive, enjoyable, exciting, Hard, annoying, tiring, stressful process. Don’t panic just yet at the thought of being stressed or Annoyed. Complacency doesn’t drive us. Negative experiences and hardships do. Why? Because we don’t want to stay at a particular stressful point, so we drive ourselves toward better. Do you feel fat? are your arms too skinny? Good. Use these things as a driving force to make changes. Do you hate your job? Fine. Use that negative experience to push you forward to getting a better one. So set goals, Be realistic, create structure, maintain it and work toward them