Fitness Formation column

Ryan Donohue.
Ryan Donohue.

Every day people wish. I wish I lived on the beach, where it’s hot every day.

I wish I could stop smoking. I wish I could do this.

I wish I could do that. Wishing is exactly what separates doers from those who can only dream. People look at the elite or the rich in the world, and wish they could be like them.

Can you be like them?

Yes. Absolutely, because one day they were doing the exact same thing that you are doing now. Then, they took action.

What is your dream? Is it to write a book? Great. Go for it.

Oh. You don’t have time, you say? Really?

In the time it took you to beat Jill’s score on Candy Crush Saga, you could have written your first page.

Is it to lose a stone in weight by Christmas? Awesome.

So why are you waiting for a new month to begin, because by then you’ll have wasted 12 days you will never get back.

I think you get my point.

So, we need a plan of action for you to get where you want to be.

Firstly, do away with temptation.

Tempted to go on Twitter? Have a time of the day where you cut off all social media, games etc.

Get productive, instead. Get rid of all the junk food in your cupboards, so you’re not going to dive in when you’ve had a long day, and feel the need to binge.

You’re increasing your chance of failure. Use any energy for productive tasks.

Secondly, declare it. Be accountable. Make it public knowledge to your family and friends.

If they love you, and they’re real friends, they won’t see you fail. They’ll encourage, and support you.

Thirdly, write stuff down the night before.

A list of tasks in order of importance, and when you want to complete them by. Know where this list is. It’s no good at home if you need it when your out. Set motivational reminders. Something which will inspire you. If it’s related to productivity, set it, so it is time related in reference to a task.

Know this. You can achieve anything. Anything. Dream big, and go for it. Need a quote. Try this. ‘Success depends on the second letter’.

If you would like anymore information please email dan@fitnessformation.co.uk or come to our studio on North Road.