If you’ve ever worked hard at accomplishing something that was challenging and took a bit of time, you’ll know how critical it is to maintain the right mindset throughout.
When it comes to setting and achieving fitness goals, this cannot be ignored.
Earlier this week I wrote about the Secret to Success and How to Take Action Successfully… click the links to read, if you missed either of those.
Being successful requires taking action. And taking consistent action over long periods of time requires an iron-clad mindset.
A mindset that can weather stress, doubt, fear, ridicule, intimidation, and more.
A mindset that can keep you focused on taking simple action steps consistently, no matter what sort of “storms” life sends your way.
That can seem pretty intimidating, especially if you’ve never even given any thought to training your brain.
But it’s quite simple. Here are a few simple-to-execute steps that will help you build your mental muscle, and work toward having an iron-clad mindset.
- Start every day by reading an inspiring quote or short passage. I particularly enjoy reading things from Dave Meltzer, Seth Godin, Zig Ziglar, and my own personal mentor Justin Yule.
- Write out 3 gratitudes every day. If you’re in the mindset of gratitude, you cannot be in a mindset of fear. Recognizing and writing down the things you have in your life for which you are grateful can change the way you look at the world.
- Set an intention for every day. Write down what your intention is- some of mine are maintaining an open mind, serving and supporting, being balanced in work and family, being efficient, lead with kindness. Write these in the same book/journal that you keep your gratitudes.
- Read or listen to inspiring stories. Whether you’re a paperback, audiobook, or podcast lover… you can find plenty of inspiring stories and people. Particularly listen to those who talk about failure as part of success. Suggestions are Tim Ferris’ podcast, The Transformation Show with Justin and Janell Yule, the 1 Percent podcast with Sam Bakhtiar… and you can search for tons more.
- Write down your wins at the end of the day. An iron-clad mindset comes from knowing that success can come even when there’s failure all around. And these wins can be big, small, or anywhere in between. The important thing is that you find at LEAST one every single day.
These are 5 simple things you can start TODAY to start building an iron-clad mindset that will carry you through tough times and deliver your dreams just the same.
Oh and here’s a bonus 6th one: enlist a mindset coach, mentor, or other inspirational person to hold you accountable. A simple way to do this is to download the FREE digital copy of my new book “Why The Gym Didn’t Work For You” and let me walk you through the step-by-step process to training your brain for fitness success.
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