I’m going to get a little personal today … but it’s a story I am 99.9% sure you can relate to, at least a little!A while back, I was working on a MAJOR goal I set for myself. 

To be 100% transparent, it felt almost TOO BIG to be realistic (yes, even coaches have to deal with negative self-talk sometimes!). But it was too important for me to give in to negative self-talk, so I started to put my plan together. 

I mapped out a clear, step-by-step plan for myself to make it happen. And then I put that plan into action! 

It wasn’t long before I started making some pretty big progress. I was really proud of what I did in such a short time …

But then all of my progress came to a screeching halt.  For some reason, I stopped following through with my commitment to myself – and I actually started dreading the entire process. 

The same things I used to look forward to weren’t fun anymore, and I lost that fire to keep pushing through when things got tough. 

One day I had a hard talk with myself and I finally realized what the problem was. The problem wasn’t the plan or the work that needed to get done … the problem was that I stopped working on my MINDSET.

Since things were moving along so smoothly, I got comfortable. I stopped doing the same things I was doing before that kept me inspired and focused. 

Before, I was listening to podcasts, reading books, and watching videos every day.  It made ALL THE DIFFERENCE for me, more than I realized – they kept me feeling positive, focused, and excited about my progress. 

When I got comfortable and stopped paying as much attention to them, things started to fall apart. It all starts with your mindset! 

What are YOU doing to keep yourself inspired everyday? How are you staying focused?  Are you making it a priority? Have you gotten comfortable? 

Challenge: I recommend setting a DAILY habit goal to to read, watch, or listen to something that inspires you! Even for just 5-10 minutes. This is one of those things that has huge compound returns on your investment 🙂 

If you want to dive in a little deeper, some of my favorite books about habits are:

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg
  • The 5-Second Rule by Mel Robbins 

NOTHING is out of reach in your life. 

As Walt Disney says, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

And we can help you to get there, {first_name}!  We’ll help you put your plan together, and then be there to keep you inspired and focused along the way. 

There’s no better time than RIGHT NOW.

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Rob is the owner and founder of Fitness Lifestyle Personal Training.

He has been training for over thirty-three years; seventeen of those years as a personal trainer helping others reach their goals.