It all boils down to MINDSET

I often roll my eyes when I see quotes like this:

But today it got me to thinking about how much your success is completely and utterly dependent on your MINDSET.

Because if you want something enough, you will find a way…which is what, today, I interpreted the above fitspo to mean.

We make time for things that matter. We make time for things we want.

We prioritize things even when we are busy.

When you say you don’t have time to exercise, time to eat well, you are basically just saying those things aren’t a priority to you.

And honestly, that is your choice. They don’t have to be.

But if you want to make changes, if you want a different result than the one you are currently getting, you need to change your priorities and your mindset.

As Einstein says:

Seems to obvious yet, for some reason, most people do expect different results without changing their behaviors.

And maybe that is because often our diet and exercise programs merely focuses on new behaviors and not changing the mentally and mindset behind our current behaviors.

I’ve said it numerous times before, but I think that exercise can be empowering. I think it can change our mental attitude and make us into stronger, more confident people inside and outside of the gym.

But it isn’t as simple as just lifting weights and BAM! we are more confident.

It is about the positive self-talk we learn to do so that we can lift heavier.

It is about the strength we find because we learn how to mentally push ourselves further.

It is because in the gym we can learn a new mentality IF we take the time and don’t just go through the motions of exercising.

Because it isn’t enough to simply DO something. Mindless action isn’t enough.

You need to be intentional.

And I’m not even talking right now about designing workouts or eating according to your goals.

I’m talking about thinking through things and changing your mindset.

If you haven’t been getting results, you probably really haven’t changed anything. And if you haven’t changed anything it is because mentally nothing has changed.

You probably still have the same mindset.

The thing is, mindset is way harder to change than actions, but to truly change your behaviors in the long run, you need to change your mindset.

That is why you need to take a good look at yourself any time you want to start creating a program to work toward new goals.

Assess what has hindered you getting results before. Was it really the program or the fact that you made excuses?

Honestly….It was probably excuses.

And if it was excuses, what were your common excuses? Stress? Lack of time? Didn’t enjoy it? It was too hard?

Consider those excuses.

Now think of how you are going to OVERCOME them.

Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Plain and simple.

Did you lack motivation when you got stressed?

Could you then think of something to keep you extra motivated during times of stress?

Maybe a visual would help? Or getting friends involved. Or maybe simply having to log public would hold you accountable.

Or maybe simply it was creating something you could mentally prioritize. Like instead of going to the gym when you are stressed, you can put going for a walk ahead of simply going home and watching TV.

Or maybe you could make 15 minutes of working out at home a priority even if you can’t go to the gym.

The crazy thing is…All of these things will change your behaviors and your mindset.

They will get you moving in the right direction while changing how you prioritize and see things. They will create ways for you to mentally overcome the excuses and change your mindset.

Because success boils down to MINDSET.

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You could have the best laid plans, the perfect program out there, and it won’t work if you don’t have the right mindset and really get yourself to truly adhere to it and give it your all.

So if you want to achieve results this week, how are you going to change your mindset?

What keeps you motivated and has helped you prioritize working toward your goals?

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Posted on September 29, 2014, in Mindset and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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