When you think of the perfect body, what is the first thing to come to mind?
ITS OUT OF REACH?!?!
Only for famous people, Hours and hours at the gym, It won’t be me, it can’t be, so forget it.
These thoughts are what puts the fear of failure into your mind. This perfect body seems unachievable because you have conditioned yourself to believe that this is someone else’s perfect body and not yours. These thoughts put a road block in your mind and before you have even begun to think about starting, you have already told yourself you will fail.
What is the key to this perfect body? Well, it all starts with the mind. Is your mind where it should be? Are you living our most positive life? Be aware that with negative thoughts come negative reactions. Mindset is everywhere, it’s a hot topic, and it’s everywhere because it’s THAT important. Get this straight and everything else will fall into place. So here are 6 steps that will help you focus, train and grow your bulletproof mindset.
#1 – Set Your Daily Top 5
Top do lists. How many have you written and truly completed? When we overwhelm ourselves with things to do, we just do what’s the easiest-nothing. And so our list gets bigger. A good way to lessen the load is to focus on what’s really important. Every evening write out everything you need to do for the week. Then set the top 5 tasks that you need to complete by the end of the next day. Don’t move onto the a new task until completing the one before. This will help you to pinpoint what is a priority and what can be left for another day. Crossing off those items is an incredible feeling, so make sure you choose tasks that are achievable to complete in the time allotted.
#2 – Real Goals
These are goals that you focus on daily. Know what you want, when you want it and exactly how you are going to get it. Start small, it’s ok to. You may not squat 300 lbs on your first day at the gym, but by making smaller, more realistic goals you will be able to reach your ultimate goal in no time. Starting goals that are unachievable will leave you with doubt and will see you fail faster. Celebrate all the wins along the way, not just the big ones.
#3 – Always Be Learning
Always be developing your practice or sharpening your tool. Growing your mind is growing your body. Take a class, read a new book, get out that project you’ve been meaning to finish and find out how to properly get it done.
#4 – Have a Morning and Evening Routine
This is a pretty simple concept. Do something for yourself in the morning and in the evening. Something that you want to do daily that will help you get ready for the day and unwind in the evening. Maybe it’s a morning walk around the block listening to your favourite music or heading to bed early to read a few chapters of the new book you are reading or even banging out some push ups whilst your morning coffee is brewing. Regardless of what you decide, make sure your family knows that this time is just for you and when you are done, you are all theirs.
#5 – Control who Controls You
Have a serious look at the people you surround yourself with. And I am not talking about people you can’t avoid like coworkers, neighbours etc. But your most closest of friends and even family. What do they bring to your life? How do they help you be the best version of you? We all know that Negative Nancy (or Ned or Dave) who just gets everyone down, is this a person you
consider a friend, a close friend? Surround yourself with people on the same page as you, who are happy and confident and bring positivity into your life and their own. Only surrounding yourself with them, will you learn to be more positive. Write down your closest 5, (but remember we all have some faults), which one of these people really brings you down? Maybe they are the person who pushes you to drink that extra beer you were trying to avoid or to eat that burger you really didn’t want. If they will not stand next to you on your journey maybe it’s time to show them off your path.
#6 – Believe
Accept where you are and that you put yourself there. Accept where you want to go and accept what it’s going to take to get you there. And then simply believe that you can achieve your goals. We spend hours and hours supporting our loved ones, our children, our friends. We raise them up in everything they do, but when it comes to ourselves we are so quick to doubt our strength or our will to succeed. This needs to end here. A perfect body IS achievable, but before we see these results we must first get our minds at the healthiest and strongest it’s ever been.