Visualize, Believe, Achieve
Motivation when not renewed continuously can waver quickly and sometimes dwindle completely until we give up on our goals. This is just fine when your goal your trying to achieve is a short one that does not need to be continued once reached, but in the world of fitness a short no need to maintain goal is not only unrealistic it is none existent. It is a bumpy, curvy uphill battle that we must fight every day, every time we eat, get on cardio or step foot in the weights room. With this being said a dwindling motivation is not an option so here are a few steps towards renewing it, rejuvenating it and pushing through those motivation barriers that creep up on us like a shadow in the night.
The process of visualization is one of the most powerful things a mind can conceive. Mental practice can get you closer to where you want to be in life, and it can prepare you for success! A study looking at brain patterns in weightlifters found that the patterns activated when a weightlifter lifted hundreds of pounds were similarly activated when they only imagined lifting. In some cases, research has revealed that mental practices are almost effective as true physical practice, and that doing both is more effective than either alone. The process of visualization reiterates the goals you have in mind also. This same visualization needs to be done daily with the goal of what you want to look like not just what you do. Simply take the time to stand in front of the mirror take a good look at where you are then visualize yourself looking like what you want too.
Believe in Yourself:
There is a lot of negativity in this world that we must continuously fight against. I saw a saying once on a friends Facebook page that said “Dear haters, I have so much more for you to be mad at, just be patient.” To me this sums up negativity of success in a nut shell. So many people do not know how to improve themselves so they tear down those that are trying to and succeeding. If you take the time to believe in yourself first and foremost though it will force those around you to believe in you as well and that can only lead to success.
Billions of people fail to live the life they have always wished to live. They fail to realize their ambitions and give up on their big dreams as soon as they encounter the first obstacle. One of the strongest causes for this attitude is that they do not believe in themselves.
Under the pressure of this criticism some people start to doubt their own abilities and eventually give up. The few people who manage to believe in themselves however and who continue moving along the path they've chosen are the ones who succeed.
You conceived the ideal physique you want for yourself and set your plan of action in motion. Now all you need to do is make sure you stay focus and avoid boredom to achieve success!
Make sure that you are continuously renewing your workouts. Re-stimulating the muscle for growth and advancement will also re-stimulate your mind to avoid boredom. Continuously change your meal pan according to the goals you have set for yourself. Your meal plan should match up with your daily visualization. Never be afraid to let your goals change or advance either, most likely your goals will be different when you only have a few pounds to lose versus the 30 you had earlier.
Never be afraid to ask for help to achieve success either. It never hurts to seek the guidance of a trainer or nutritionist who can hold you accountable, help renew your motivation, track your progress or even inspire you. If your goals begin to change and you don’t know how to take the next step they can be a great help to getting you started.
Your mind controls the way to success. Learn to control the mind and you will learn to be successful. It all begins with Visualization, believing and then achieving and then anything will be possible for you.