On today’s episode of Live Lean TV, I’m going to help you end your fitness inconsistency, by teaching you the starting point to stay committed to fitness.
In this post I share:
I also enjoy showing you how we have fun in life, since it’s important to know Living Lean isn’t just all about living in the kitchen and gym.
However, I also want there to be a greater message for you take away from my content.
This is why I share my motivational thoughts, with the hopes it provides you with something deeper to think about.
A couple of weeks ago, I shared this “Just Believe” vlog from the beach.
Based on the feedback, you seemed to enjoy that side of me.
Therefore, I want to bring more of those motivational talks to my content.
A lot of the things I want to talk about is what I shared in my book, Think And Live Lean.
In my book, I share personal experiences of how I used these success mindset concepts, and applied them to my life, to get to where I am today.
To be clear, I’m not saying I’ve reached the end of my journey.
When it comes to achieving my vision, I still have so far to go.
However, this is a good segue to get into what I want to talk about today, your vision.
It is so important and critical to have a vision for your goal, regardless if your goal is related to:
Let’s say your goal is related to your fitness and health.
Ask yourself the following questions:
People who do not have a vision are simply going through the motions in life.
They lack an identity of what they’re here for.
I want you to focus on getting crystal clear on what your vision looks like, including:
Your “why” is probably one of the biggest things to be very clear on.
You can’t be great without having a clear path towards your life’s vision.
Let your vision create your path.
Allow your vision to become your identity and the reason why you:
Start thinking of your vision as a dream, with clear goals.
Without a vision, you’re never going to live up to your fullest potential.
Your vision should be possible, but not easily attainable.
When it comes to creating a vision, make sure you are pushing your comfort levels.
I was recently talking to Jessica about how attainable a goal should be.
A goal needs to feel attainable, however it also needs to feel like it is slightly out of reach, therefore pushing you outside of your comfort zone.
This is crucial because setting easily attainable goals, ones you know you can achieve with minimal effort, will not help create the fulfilling life you’re truly capable of living.
Once you have your big vision, the next step is to chunk it down into smaller, manageable steps that will lead you towards your goal.
By breaking your vision down into smaller steps, it guarantees a consistent stream of small wins, thus reaffirming you are on the right path.
For example, let’s say you have a weight loss goal.
To get healthy you need to lose 50 pounds, however you decide to play it safe by setting a weight loss goal of losing 20 pounds in a year.
Let’s break this down.
Typically, people can lose approximately one pound per week.
Even though it’s great to lose 20 pounds in a year, in reality, you could push yourself outside of your comfort zone to lose 50 pounds in a healthy way.
This is an example of why you need to push yourself when setting goals to accomplish your vision.
Remember, once you figure out your vision, create a plan to get there by chunking it down into smaller goals.
My vision is I want to be in control of my life.
To be clear, I want to be able to do what I want, when I want, where I want, with whom I want, whenever I want, without having to worry about money.
I know this might sound like an ambitious vision, and I agree, especially because I’m still on the journey to achieve it.
However, it feels good to know I’m consistently making progress to accomplishing that vision, by walking towards it every single day.
Remember, you become what you envision.
Let your vision drive you and become the core principles for how you make decisions in life.
When you are making decisions every day, think about if they are taking you closer to or further away from your goals.
Is this decision bringing you towards your vision or is it taking you away from it?
Always keep this in mind while on the journey to fulfilling your vision.
Finally, I’m not saying you have to be 100% perfect, every single day.
Focus on becoming more aware of how your daily decisions are affecting your life.
Once you become more self-aware, try to make better decisions to get better every single day.
If you enjoy these little motivational talks, let me know in the comments down below, and I’ll continue to do them.
I truly believe mindset is such a missing piece in the journey of Living Lean.
Keep Living Lean.
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Brad Gouthro is the founder of Live Lean TV, a media company focused on helping men and women “Live Lean” 365 days a year. Brad’s programs and content have helped millions of people all over the world learn how to get in shape, and more importantly, sustain it for life.