Discovering Your “Why”
In order to truly reach your potential and stay motivated for a sus-
tainable amount of time, you must understand your “Why.” Why
do you want to better yourself? What motivates you? It’s hard to
stay motivated just by telling yourself that you should do better
or be better—sometimes that can even be harmful. Instead, strike
to your core and feel the reasons why you are doing what you are
doing. And then take the time to figure out your “Why”: why you
want to better yourself.
It can be hard, but allow your emotions to get involved in this
process to get the maximum results. We are driven to do things by
emotion. First understand the emotion that has kept you from at-
taining your goals or the emotions that support negative behaviors.
Then you need to give yourself a strong emotional connection as to
why you want to change your behaviors.
• Who was your role model growing up? And why?
• Who is your role model currently? And why?
• What makes you feel the most positive about yourself?
• What makes you feel negative and unmotivated?
• What kind of legacy do you want to leave?
• With what kind of people do you associate yourself?
• With whom do you want to associate yourself?
• Why are you going to make a permanent change in your life?
What are your fitness goals? Be specific (lose 10 lbs, run a mile, increase your energy)
What do those specific goals look and feel like to you?
When would you like to reach your goal by? Set a realistic timeline here
In what ways will your life change when you reach these goals? (Will your life be better and more fulfilling, will you feel more confident, will relationships with yourself and others improve?)
In what ways have you held yourself back from reaching these goals?
What are some of your limiting beliefs? (examples are you are too old, too young, you are not pretty enough, your not worthy etc)
What will be your new beliefs about yourself and your life?
What will you accomplish in the next year? 5 years? 10 years?
What is your plan for reaching these goals?
Are you currently living someone else’s life or have you designed your life?
Who is or will be a part of your support group?
Who are the people in your life who may not be supporting you and your dreams?
What is your strategy to reduce or eliminate these people from your environment?
What are some of your specific educational goals? ( read one book per month on a new subject, go to a seminar, have a friend teach you a new skill)
What is something that you have always wanted to do but have always postponed? ( graduate college, learn how to cook, take karate lessons, play an instrument)
What is the reason why you have never pursued this goal? What is your plan to ensure you achieve this goal?
Personal Training Changes Lives… You Should Get One
This is one of my personal training clients here in Salt Lake City, Utah that I train at The Gym at City Creek. He is a New York Times Best Seller author of the book “Killing Sacred Cows” and a very busy guy. He has helped me learn a lot of great lessons.
What we have done with him over the last couple of months has been incredible. He has seen an increase in muscle mass and a decrease in body fat percentage simultaneously (which is difficult to do) because of a well structured workout program and a focus in nutrition.
I love what I do because it really does make a difference as this testimonial he wrote me in the form of a thank you note to me below shows
” Greg, I love the workouts. Especially the part where I give you a hard time. I really like the format of the workout and am happy with the results. Keep on the quest of learning as I admire your drive. Thanks for taking great care of me. ”
Garrett B. Gunderson
Hey guys so I wanted to let you guys know that my book Body Fit : A beginner’s guide to fitness will be coming out here in the next couple of weeks.
I am in the final round of edits and there are some great tips to help get in some great shape.
Some of the things that will be in there are an exercise database with pictures on how to do the exercises, on how to eat right by keeping it simple, how to lift weights to tone up, how to do cardio to burn the most calories and drop body fat, and the most important chapter which is on how to handle setbacks and failures while still being able to be motivated.
I have worked extremely hard on the editing of the book to simplify it so you can apply it to your everyday workouts and get long term results. I want it to be a great book and resource for you guys. I care about you and providing a quality product that you can use for your long term benefit.
I have poured my heart and soul into this so hopefully this can make an impact in the industry. Thanks for every single person who has helped and supported me during this process and thanks to ALL OF YOU BLOGGERS WHO FOLLOW MY BLOG. It means the world to me.
Share a time when you kept going and succeeded. How did it feel?
Pushing your Limits
Getting the results that you want depends on how far you are willing to push it. The successes we truly want are past our comfort zones. All you need to do is have the courage to take it to the next level. Are you willing to do what it takes?
Motivation is key when trying to reach your goals. Anyone can be motivated for a day but it is about being motivated for the long term. Reading motivational quotes and working on bettering your mind is just as important as exercising your body. My favorite quote to motivate myself is “There is no such thing as perfect timing, you create the perfect timing.” What are your guys favorite quotes that motivate you?