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Stay Committed to Achieve Your Goals

Do you complain about not achieving your goals? Do you gripe about all the obstacles and problems that make it so difficult?

One thing most people don’t want to accept is that their weight is a reflection of their daily habits. Many people; especially when it comes to getting in shape and losing weight never really fully commit. What they see as a “commitment” is nothing more than the act of merely being “interested” in doing something.

When you are committed to something, you have a very clear idea of what lies ahead on your journey; the sacrifices you must make; the resources you must acquire; and how you’re going to respond to the challenges that you will face along the way. With commitment comes a single-minded purpose, improved ability to spot opportunities, and the impetus to take more risks on your journey.

To get things started, you must first recognize the difference between a commitment and the act of merely being interested in something.  When you’re simply interested in something you have no clear path as to how you will achieve your desired outcome. If I am interested in doing a group fitness class, it’s not the same thing as actually scheduling the appointment, showing up and taking the class. Following through makes all the difference in the world.

Before you start your fitness journey, there are a few really important questions you need to ask yourself. Why do you want this? Why specifically do you want this right now? What are the benefits of having this in your life? Take a few minutes to really think about it and answer these questions honestly! Now, you’re ready to begin.

Here are 5 Essential Truths to Empower You to Make Unwavering Commitments

Commitment is demonstrated by action. You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.

Your commitment to reaching your fitness goals is not measured by your words. If it were, a lot of us would have a whole lot more accomplished by now.

The real progress of commitment is demonstrated by the consistent actions you take daily. For example, if you want to lose weight, it is necessary to commit to a daily exercise and eating plan that you will follow faithfully.

Commitment determines what is worth putting to rest. It’s important that you put to rest the things that are keeping you from making lasting commitments. Life happens and there are many obstacles that will stand in your way. When you expect these road blocks and make a plan to face them head on, you will make the progress you need to accomplish your goals.

Commitment originates in the heart. When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.

Commitment doesn’t occur because you dream about doing something great or you see someone accomplishing awesome things. These are of course good tools to inspire and encourage you, but true commitment originates in the heart of a person that desires to achieve something of significance.

An unwavering commitment to your vision that rests deep in your heart will push you towards victory even under adverse circumstances. You won’t let anyone or anything detour your progress. You won’t let any outside source get in your way. You won’t allow failure and doubt to discourage your journey.

Commitment can be measured over time. If you want to see how committed you are to a goal, measure your progress along the way. Document your goal with specific dates that you want to accomplish certain tasks. After a couple of months, review your progress and see how you measure up.

If you set a goal to lose ten pounds, check your goal sheet periodically to see where your stand. If after a couple of months, you’re at the same place or you’ve gained a few pounds, you need to take a step back and reevaluate your commitment to reaching your goal. Have you set a goal you never had any intentions on truly achieving? Maybe you just need to revisit your “reason why.”

Commitment opens the door for opportunities. Commitment is what makes success possible. If you commit to do whatever it takes to make your vision a reality the doors of opportunity will open. The doors will be opened to those who are bold enough to knock! A lot of people commit to achieving a goal for a while, but if they don’t achieve it fast enough, they give up.

With success comes great strength and great satisfaction. You will feel empowered because you have followed through with something you may have otherwise walked away from in the past.

Don’t forfeit doors of opportunity opening in your life because things aren’t going your way. Don’t walk away from a potential win because you feel like you may lose. Don’t settle for failure because you blew it yesterday! Today is a new day. Embrace it and make the most of it.

In Conclusion:

No matter where you are in life, you must decide to live up to your current commitments. When you do, the doors of opportunity will open and you will find success in all that you do.

It’s not always going to be a smooth ride to success. There will be obstacles along the way. Things that used to work may stop working. People who said they would support your vision may not. Promises you made to yourself may be broken. This doesn’t mean you should throw in the towel! It just means that you need to recalibrate your life to get back on the right path to living out your commitments.

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. The future depends on what you do today. When you make a commitment to achieve your health and fitness goals you are making an important decision to indefinitely pursue one clear path towards your desired destination. Remember, an inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention.

Jennifer Nastasi Guzelak
I have been a personal trainer for over seventeen years and I absolutely love what I do. I honestly feel that I have one of the best jobs out there! The most rewarding part of my profession is helping one of my clients succeed at reaching their personal fitness goals. Making a difference in someone’s life makes it all worthwhile. I am currently certified by the National Sports Conditioning Association, Apex Fitness Group, and the International Sports Science Association.