Strong Personality Yields Strong Results
Happy Friday Everyone!
It has been a minute since my last post I know, but I was committed to getting at least one in before the end of the week. I’ve been working myself into even better shape preparing for a year of competition in 2012 and a renewed sense of dedication to the people of Jacksonville that are battling weight issues and diabetes alike.
I wanted to share with you something that I am sure you already know but really don’t make the connection. In previous posts I have covered mental toughness, positive attitude and the like when making goals to accomplish. All of that is great and the right way to go about your business, however you need to do one other thing: visualize accomplishing the goal and then become it.
In the 1997 movie Boiler Room, Ben Affleck plays a hotshot directing manager for a faulty stock company. His job is to “pitch” the newbies that come into the firm that all positive and successful things will come with hard work and never accepting failure or no as an option. One particular scene in the conference room, he uses a phrase that is very appropriate in the movie as well as in life: “Act As If…” This can be translated a number of ways. For you and your personal health and fitness goals it is very simple. If you have written out your plans and goals, created an eating strategy, Act As If you have lost 2 pounds for that week. Even if you haven’t lost the weight yet, it is a subconscious confirmation that you intend and are focused on accomplishing any and all goals established.
Remember, where the mind leads the body follows. Be vigilant in your strategies be it food or fitness and always maintain a positive mentality. We attract what we put off and sometimes a little lint along the way. Never let the lint outweigh the positive strides and better life that await through strong efforts.
Hope this inspires you to always work to be the best and never surrender to self-sabotage or crabs (people with no desire to commit to being successful) in your life.
Have an Awesome Friday and a Great Weekend!
Posted on October 21, 2011, in conditioning, Hello, Well Wishes and tagged fitness focus, fitness mentality, self motivation, strong personality, Understanding Yourself and Your Body. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.