We live in a world where we are constantly bombarded with an astronomical amount of fitness and health information available instantly via a few mouse clicks, voice commands or keypad hits. Is this a good thing? Well yes and no…..
While there is a lot of good, solid information floating around out there, a lot of folks seem to become understandably paralyzed by the sheer amount of fitness advice on telling them what to do, what not to do, what to eat, what to avoid, programming choices and so on.
It’s no wonder there are so many people frustrated with their fitness and health progress due to the sheer volume of information thrown in our faces every day compounded by the fact that for some reason we exist in a society that thinks anything worthwhile should be unnecessarily complicated.
So let’s uncomplicate your fitness and health and strip it down to the four basic habits fit and successful people follow that should be the foundation for any program you adopt or worthwhile endeavor you pursue.
These first three items were put into perspective for me by coach Dan John while attending one of his awesome strength and fitness seminars.
Follow these four foundational habits and I guarantee you will be geared up for success in whatever reasonable goals you seek to achieve:
1) Successful People Show Up For Their Fitness
Choose a program that is sane and sustainable to perform and physically show up whether that means driving to the gym, going to the park or walking 50 feet to your garage, back yard or basement to train. Nothing will happen for you until you take this first step. There are no excuses as to why you can’t take this first step. I have heard them all and none have had any merit thus far.
Most people who tell me they can’t show up tell me they are busy or have no time. Well, if your fitness and health is important to you, then make the time. If you don’t take care of your health and fitness now, I guarantee your time will be spent at some point sitting on the sidelines of life and interacting with various medical professionals for perpetual laundry lists of ailments due to sedentary behavior and poor health habits. Don’t waste your time reading any further if you are unable to do this critical first step.
Successful people take action, show up and find ways to make things happen.
2) Successful People Do The Work In Their Training
Congratulations – you have shown up for your fitness program! Now you have to do the work. I hope you have chosen a reasonable and sustainable fitness program that will build you up and not tear you down. Now simply do the work prescribed by your trainer or reasonable routine you follow that leads to your desired fitness results in a sane, safe, sustainable, and progressive manner.
Successful people take action and do the work.
3) Successful People Are Consistent in Their Efforts
Consistency ties all these important habits together. Here’s the rub, however- Just make sure you are following a sound fitness program that is designed with exercises, movements and instruction that carry over to your daily activities and will improve your quality of life. A sound fitness program is one that will improve your strength, increase your mobility and get you moving pain free and promote the preservation of lean muscle tissue while providing maximal calorie burn in a safe environment.
Explore my site here at Seven Stars Fitness for tons of ideas and demos and take whatever you want to position you for success my friends!
Successful people adopt a sound fitness program and stick to it.
4) Successful People Constantly Challenge
Themselves To Learn By Exposing Themselves To
Others With Skills Greater Than Their Own
This habit was drilled into my head after I heard navy seal, Richard Machowicz explain its importance to success in each of our lives. The takeaway is that if you want to get better at something whether that be improving your health and fitness, your financial literacy, business management, skiing, dinosaur wrestling or whatever you want to excel in-then learn from people skilled in these areas. So seek out and follow the methods of those who are more skilled than you at something you want to get better at and prime yourself for success.
Successful people always challenge themselves by learning from those with greater skills than their own.
These four principles will create a strong and lasting foundation with which to Forge Your Ideal Body
I would even argue that these four habits when applied to any endeavor you pursue in life whether it be your fitness, career, skill sets or leisurely pursuits will position you for success and satisfaction!
So before you get bogged down in a ton of cluttered fitness methods and theories make sure you have these four foundational habits covered backed by a sound, sustainable fitness program that covers Essential Exercise Movements and I guarantee you will be headed for success and experience great results.
Life is all about choices my friends – choose a path of active vitality and longevity or the road to ruin defined by ill health, ailments galore and poor quality of life. There is nothing you cannot improve in your life if you make up your mind to change for the better!
Never rush to failure with your training, but strive to plan for sustainable and productive fitness success.
Stay Well! Take Action! Be Consistent! Train and Eat Smart! Get Rid of the Drains and Pains in Your Life! Value your loved ones and friends and get out and have some active, safe fun!
I Eat T-Bone Steaks and lift Sandbag and Kettlebell Weights! and Follow The Four Habits Of Success!
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