“I just don’t have the motivation to get started.”

“I just don’t have the motivation to get started.”

Have you ever said that?  I surely have; more than I’d like to admit!  I used to think that in order to do something new or to achieve a big goal, all I really needed was the right motivation.  So, I’d go out of my way to find the motivation to get going.  I’d read inspirational blogs/articles, listen to awesome podcasts, search out all relevant memes…whatever it took to pump myself up.  And then?  Well, I’d jump in with both feet because motivation was high!  Unfortunately, that often led to failure because I’d end up jumping in too deep before I knew how to swim.  And failure is basically a death sentence for motivation, so that new thing I wanted to do or that big thing I wanted to accomplish never stood a chance.  Sound familiar?

I’ve recently learned something that turned my old thinking on its head.  Motivation does not drive success; rather, success drives motivation.  In order to achieve a goal, one must experience continual success along the way.

Whatever it is you want to accomplish today, know that the only sure way to fail is to never try.  That should be the only motivation you need to get started.  When you do start, take a small first step and get some success under your belt.  Doing so will motivate you to take the next small step.  Lots of successful small steps add up to a successful journey.

Are improving your health and fitness important goals for you, but you find yourself saying, “I just don’t have the motivation to get started?”  Maybe you’ve tried in the past and failed, so you are hesitant to try again.  Maybe you’ve looked for ways to get started, but the information and advice you have received was too vast and overwhelming, so it paralyzed you.  Perhaps you are just too tired to figure it out for yourself.  That’s where we can help!

We have expert coaches to guide you, step by step, in both exercise and nutrition.  We know that success is critical to achieving long-term goals, so we do our best to set you up for success every day!  By taking regular physical and fitness measurements, we we can track your progress, ensuring that you keep moving in the right direction, towards your goals.  We provide accountability – consistently checking in so that when motivation starts to wane, we can help you get that next win and a motivation boost!  We teach you how to walk before we expect you to run, and we help you build a foundation of good habits that will support you in the long-term pursuit of your goals.

The truth is that we fail at the edge of our experience, but that is also where we grow!  While taking the first step into the unknown can be frightening, it can also be the beginning of something bigger and better than you can currently imagine.

If you are ready to take the first (or maybe the next) step in your health/fitness journey, contact us today!  We can help ensure that your next steps will be successful – driving you a little more towards your ultimate goal every day!

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