List of questions to ask yourself:
1. ASK WHY FIVE TIMES.
ATHLETES: You want to be the best in your sport, You want to become faster. You want to be the strongest player. You want to out play your competition.
ADULTS: You want to start running. You want to exercise regularly. You want to lose weight and feel great.
But why? Why is this goal important to you? Why does it matter?
A good exercise is to insert your goal and your reason into the following sentence:
I want to _______________ because _____________.
For example, I want to get a scholarship to play in college because I want to make it professional. OR I want to run a 5k because it will help me get into shape.
2. WHAT GETS YOU OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING AND WHAT KEEPS YOU UP AT NIGHT? WHAT EXCITES YOU?
Focusing on what excites you is great life advice in general, but also applies to physical activity resolutions in particular.
If you’re not excited about what you’re doing, it’s going to be hard to stick with it. Eventually your enthusiasm will fade, your motivation will disappear, and your willpower will run out.
Instead of focusing on things you think you should do this year, ask yourself, what do you want to do? Do you want to become faster? Do you want to gain strength? Do you want to become better at your sport?
3. WHAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK?
We all want to be able to do it all. At times, our biggest setback is our own confidence in ourself.
Do you catch yourself saying in your head that you can’t do something, that you will never be able to be better than a player on your team or another team, that you will never reach that goal you have for yourself?
The problem we all face is what we are allowing our minds focus on. Set priorities! Set goals that you really want to reach!
Now start doing something about it! What are you doing today that will help you to reach your goal?
4. WHO DO YOU WANT TO BE?
Often, it’s not reaching our goals that matters, but who we become in the process.
It’s not just finishing the marathon that matters, it’s the work you put in to get there. It’s about becoming more self-disciplined, dedicated and determined. It’s about becoming a person who makes a plan and sees it through.
Our actions define us. And being active is one of those actions.
It’s an action all of us must take. It’s an essential step on the path to becoming who we want to be.
Don’t just ask yourself what you want to do. Ask yourself, “Who do I want to become?”
Then, act accordingly.
NOW LET US BE THE REASON YOU’RE ABLE TO REACH THAT GOAL
HOW DID YOU REACH THAT GOAL? HOW DID YOU BECOME A STRONG, FASTER, MORE CONFIDENT ATHLETE?