Fitness Formation column

Ryan Donohue.
Ryan Donohue.

As the years go by we set goals and targets.

Year after year after year. We see our desires and our aspirations.

We visualise success and achievement yet come the end of January, sometimes a little sooner, sometimes a little later, we fail.

We stop, we give up, we get bored, we lose focus, we lose our desire, we lose our willingness. We could go on, but we’ll be here until next Christmas.

Before you set your goal or target, before you visualise celebration or accomplishment, ask yourself this very simple question. What’s your motivation?

What is the reason why you want to achieve your ‘vision’? You have to have a valuable reason for wanting to achieve whatever it is that you are going to set yourself, otherwise you will not succeed. Noah didn’t build the arc for no reason. Man didn’t land on the moon for no reason.

There was a reason. There was a motivation. You need to have something that is going to drive you, push you, encourage you, motivate you, and inspire you.

Before you set your vision, or target think about why it is important to you. This needs to be at the forefront of your thinking each, and every day.

You are going to have days when you lack motivation to attend the gym, or complete your workout. You need to think of what is motivating you.

When you want to give up or you fail at something you need to think of why you are setting out to achieve the goal that you have set yourself. When you think you’re not capable of achieving what you set out to do, you need to visualise your motivation.

We need a driver to push us forward. Each and every day we take small steps toward that vision.

We jump over obstacles, and bypass all the negative people, and negative influences in our lives.

They will only serve to throw you off your path. You need to realise that what you are doing is important to you in the long term. Failing year on year with your resolution is not good for your mental state, and will begin to limit your self-belief.

You need the desire to achieve your aims, your goals and your vision this year, and every year from here on in. So once again. Ask yourself the question. What’s your motivation?