Happy New Year!!
So here it is! A new year and a new decade! And to paraphrase John Lennon, what will you have done at the end of it? If you’re like many, January One is the day we make all kinds of resolutions, promises, goals and visions in a bid to make positive changes! That can only be good right?!
Well, yes and no. Date based goal setting often fails because they’re purely driven by obligations we feel in the moment. So the desire to create change and the implementation of those resolutions can have an enormous chasm. The talking and the doing! It’s easy to talk about what we want to achieve but where most fall down is in the doing! And it’s easy to start with the doing when we feel motivated and pumped (on Jan One) but, for many, the doing stops when it gets inconvenient, hard, challenging. Well the truth bomb here is that it’s inevitable. There will be times when doing what your goals require is inconvenient, hard and challenging. You can ‘hope’ it won’t be but that’s an unrealistic expectation. So how do we move toward our goals despite this reality?
It all comes down to YOU! As a trainer, I can provide opportunities and information for people to help them, guide them toward their goals (ie training and passing on knowledge). As a trainer I can encourage and support people but what people do with those opportunities is totally in their control, not mine. Your trainer/coach can’t make the decision for you to get out of bed for a 6am training session. But YOU can! Your trainer/coach can’t make the decision for you to train a little harder during that session! But YOU can! If YOU know you’re not training as hard as you could then it’s it’s totally in YOUR control to change that. Your trainer/coach can’t make the decision for you to be more resilient in reaching YOUR goals. That comes down to YOU too! Your trainer/coach can’t make the decision for you to persevere despite inconvenience, discomfort or challenges. That is totally in YOUR control! Sure! You can choose to make it about outside influences. That’s your choice but that strategy won’t move you toward your goal! Also, if you’ve set goals before and you haven’t met them, take some time to consider what and why. What didn’t work before? Why didn’t it work before? What will be different this time? What can you do to ensure it will work this time?
So while it’s my vision that every personal training client, every small group training client I come into contact with will reach their goals for this year, I know that ultimately it will come down to their choices. Whether they make the decisions that are required to do the work to reach their goals. It would actually be quite arrogant of me as a trainer to consider that I’m the be-all and end-all in YOU reaching your goals because ultimately YOU are. YOU will get there because YOU did the work, made the decisions required, had the courage, put in the effort to create the result YOU envisioned. So how do you achieve those visions, goals and promises? YOU create it by doing the work, accepting the challenges, taking the opportunities presented. Getting out of your comfort zone.
I love and have a passion for helping YOU create the plan and executing that plan. I love being in a position to encourage, love and support YOU toward those goals! Results In Motion is my vehicle to provide for people dedicated to reaching their health and fitness goals. Let’s do it!