If you have successfully created a workout habit and stuck with it, you’ve developed habits that will help you in and out of the gym. The first habit of successful people, both in life and in the world of fitness, is to create goals and the path to reach them. Setting a goal is the first step to achieving that goal and it can take you further in life than you ever thought possible.
Creating a schedule to achieve the goal.
Getting fit is not a one time shot and anyone with any experience working out knows that. As a personal trainer, I normally handle the exercises used to reach the goal, but my clients know that they have to put in the time. They make sure that workout time is in their schedule and leave nothing to chance. No matter how great your goal, if you don’t take steps to achieve it, it becomes a wish. Making sure you take the time each day to work on your goal will lead you to success.
Mental toughness is often learned in the gym and is a trait of successful people.
Mental toughness is the ability to continue on working long after others have stopped. It’s knowing you’ll achieve your goal and refusal to accept failure. If you’ve ever worked toward your highest potential in a gym and didn’t quit until you’ve achieved your goal, you’re developing mental toughness. People with mental toughness have the edge over others who don’t. They are strongest when demands on them are the greatest and the conditions are at their worst.
Do what you love and enjoy every minute of it.
Sure, working out can be tough, but it still can be fun. Getting into shape shouldn’t be a punishment. Whether you alternate between the gym and something active you love, like biking, hiking, swimming or dancing or whether you simply love working out in a group or the joy you feel when you accomplish a fitness goal, savor every minute. You’ll do better in life when your life’s work is something you love and you throw your whole heart into it, just as you will when you learn that getting fit and staying should be fun.
- All you can do is your best, never compare yourself to another. If you’re giving 100%, eventually the best you can give will be even better. Don’t compare your performance with any one’s, just work to improve yourself.
- Surround yourself with like minded people that are also geared toward success. In the gym, like in life, enthusiasm is contagious and can drive you toward success.
- Your results in both life and the gym depend on the amount of effort you put into getting them. That doesn’t mean you can’t love what you’re doing, it just means you have to work hard.
- Consistency is important and pays big dividends. To achieve anything you must work at it regularly.