“Gain the fitness motivation you need, so you take action on getting the perfect body you want. Motivate yourself to victory as detailed here.”
In this website I have placed a great deal of emphasis on the role that both diet and exercise play in maximizing your metabolism. Now I want to go one step further. In order for you to accomplish any goal, you must keep pushing, every single day. In this program, fitness motivation is key.
One of the truly legendary motivators of our time was the great coach of the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi. In his long and illustrious career, Vince never put forth anything but his best effort. Moreover, he expected the same of his players and staff. In one of his many motivational speeches, he said:
Winning is not a sometime thing; it’s an all-the-time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Lombardi then went on to say:
There is no room for second place. There is only one place in my game, and that’s first place. The object is to win—to beat the other guy. . . . I believe in God, and I believe in human decency. But I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle—Victorious.
Motivating Yourself To Victory
I want you to be victorious in this program. Just how close at hand that victory is—in this or any other program you’ll try, and no matter what aspect of your life it pertains to—hinges on the effort you’re willing to put in to achieve it.
If you harness the awesome power of your motivation, you can and will achieve anything you want in life.
Fortunately, the techniques outlined in this website will go a long way in providing much of the fitness motivation you’ll need for this program.
What I have observed in my many years in the health and fitness field is that men and women who begin to take care of their lives tend to do so in ever-widening spheres. They start small. And when they gain some successes, they become interested in, motivated for, and more capable of other forms of self-improvement. Their fitness motivation, when properly harnessed and trained, becomes a self-perpetuating phenomenon.
I have personally witnessed many clients who, having taken up strength training, group exercise classes, hiking, or swimming as an adjunct to their metabolic rejuvenation, continued in these activities long after attaining the metabolic rate they were aiming for.
The Crucial Point On Exercise
The crucial point is this: Not all Americans who have committed themselves to a lifestyle that includes regular exercise are pursuing exercise for its own sake, nor are they necessarily undertaking their exercise program in a quest for the shapeliest body in the locker room or the shortest time on the marathon course. On the contrary, I’ve found that many people who exercise do so because exercise transforms their lives and helps them become the best human beings they can be.
How does this happen?
Exercise provides a vital link to improving both our body and our mind. Exercising makes us feel good about ourselves. And when we feel good about ourselves, we perform better in every other area of our lives. In fact, we become:
- More ambitious, creative, confident, energetic
- Better able to cope with life’s adversities
- More likely to be honest with ourselves—and honest and fair in our dealings with everyone around us
And, of course, there are so many other attributes that could be included in this list.
The Pursuit Of Excellence
Though I created this website as both a motivational mainspring and a manual of the most up-to-date methods for generating massive improvements in metabolism, each and every one of my clients has gone on to apply the material contained herein to the improvement of other aspects of their life. I suggest that you do the same. Look upon the program outlined in this website as your opportunity to accept responsibility for your fate. And set out to achieve a state of well-being that comes from a balance of winning in all departments of your life:
- your career, your family, your friendships, your health, and your appearance.
It all begins with your ability to master your metabolism.
The reality is that all of us can take charge of our lives and our destinies through a planned program of building our fitness motivation. But make no mistake about it:
- fitness motivation is not easy, and it is not what gets you fitness and health results, but it is the essential spark that ignites the flame.
There can be no blazing fire without a spark. There can be no fitness accomplishment without fitness motivation. And the stronger the fitness motivation, the greater the fitness accomplishment!
Tips For Fitness Motivation
The point of this article is to refresh your memory about some of the important motivational techniques we talked about in earlier articles. Your challenge is to put them to good use in your life, starting right now (that is, if you haven’t already made them a part of your everyday life).
Throughout this entire website, I’ve tried to include important steps to help you reprogram your thinking, envision yourself as you would like to look, and then actually affirm your “picture” of yourself. Brian Tracy, one of the world’s leading experts on personal success, has said:
Affirmations are hard to do because people have a natural tendency to return to homeostasis, to what is comfortable, to avoid change. But habits are learned and can be unlearned. If you put in three weeks repeating [affirmations] to yourself, you’ll be amazed at the results. The formula for affirmations is to put what you want to happen in the first person, present tense, in a positive statement, as if it has already taken place.
“I weigh 165 pounds.” “I am earning $40,000.” “I am a non-smoker.”
Don’t fall into the trap Tracy talks about. Don’t take the easy way out. Break new ground in your life. Use the power of affirmation to keep yourself focused and motivated.
Another powerful strategy you can use to build fitness motivation is the formulation of a goal statement.
In my opinion, goal statements form the heart of the famous Think and Grow Rich program created by Napoleon Hill. In case you’re not aware of who Napoleon Hill was, he was born into poverty in 1883, in a one-room cabin in rural Virginia. When he was only ten years old, his mother died. Two years later, his father remarried. He began his writing career at age thirteen as a “mountain reporter” for small-town newspapers and went on to become one of America’s most beloved motivational authors. Faced with enormous disadvantages and pressures himself, he dedicated more than twenty-five years of his life to pinning down the reasons why so many people fail to achieve true financial success and happiness in their life. Of course, he became fabulously wealthy in the process.
- Hill advised his readers to write down their goals and read them aloud every day, just as I have advised you to do.
His approach was new to his era. Since that time, of course, millions of people have used similar techniques to help themselves achieve success—in every area of life—just as you are now using such techniques to help you achieve all of your health and fitness goals. You should be proud of yourself; you’re in good company.
Goals On Index Cards
Brian Tracy offers similar advice:
Just like working out, you can build up your mental muscles by exercising them.
- Take 3 x 5 index cards and write down your goals.
As incredible as it seems, this creates a force field around you that draws in people and circumstances that help. That sounds mystical, but think about the most powerful forces in the universe that are invisible, mysterious, and yet real, like love or gravity. To skeptics, I say, “Try out these things for thirty days, and simply draw pragmatic conclusions.”
My ideas are based on what happens, not theory. I’m telling you what successful people really do.
Spending Time With Winners
Another point I have emphasized, and which I’ll underscore here, is to get busy spending time with “winners”: in person, in books, on the Net, wherever. Listen to what Anthony Robbins, a famous motivational speaker, said about this concept at one of his seminars:
Whom you spend time with is who you become.
- If you hang out with firecrackers who see every setback as a challenge and an opportunity to try something better,
- you’ll become a firecracker who sees every setback as a challenge and an opportunity to try something better.
- If you hang out with schleps who sit around all day complaining about their problems and who see every setback as proof they are once more getting fiddled by the fickle finger of fate,
- then you’ll become a schlep.
Robbins reiterates some other tips we’ve emphasized in this website:
Events in your life don’t count as much as the decisions you make about them. Don’t be a victim. Take responsibility for everything that happens in your life.
Focus is reality. Whatever you focus on, you feel. The point is that the mind doesn’t know the difference between something you vividly imagined and something you actually experienced. So, if you vividly imagine yourself succeeding, your mind is conned into believing that you have already succeeded.
If you do as Robbins prescribes, success will soon follow.
Laser Visualization And Modeling
More than fifty years ago, plastic surgeon Dr. Maxwell Maltz had a revelation after witnessing behavioral and personality changes in his patients who had been involved in disfiguring accidents or had undergone corrective surgery:
- how you see and what you believe about your self-image controls absolutely what you can and cannot accomplish.
As you learned in the article on visualization, visualizing yourself in your mind’s eye is a crucial first step in turning your goal body into reality. Maltz takes this a step further. He says the habits and actions you associate with your self-image cannot be changed or overcome without conscious effort, positive thinking, and willpower:
The person who has a “fat” self-image—whose self-image claims to have a “sweet tooth,” to be unable to resist “junk food,” who cannot find the time to exercise—will be unable to lose weight and keep it off no matter what he tries to do consciously in opposition to that self-image.
What you must do in order to win is to “reset” the facts about your self-image. You must separate from those that portend failure to those that exude success. Modeling your behavior after that of successful people also has the effect of implanting new, more motivational “pictures” in your mind. According to Maltz, this is like the intended action of a heat-seeking missile:
- you aim and launch it, and it effectively hits its goal.
The powerful strategies I’ve outlined in this website need a formula to make them work. Here it is . . .
“I am responsible.”
Until you fully believe that nothing occurs by accident, and that you must accept responsibility for every event in your life every day, you will be virtually incapable of performing at a level that’s anywhere near your true potential. Once you understand this fact, however, everything will be clearer and your goals will seem to rush toward you.
Your success in fitness, health, and every other area of your life begins in your mind. Your mind is the most powerful instrument of change on this planet. So powerful in fact, that it has abilities and powers that you’re not even aware of. You were born with these powers, but you may never have learned how to master them.
Successful Fitness Motivation
Fitness motivation is a matter of choice. Moreover, it’s a personal responsibility that you must shoulder. That is, making the right kinds of changes in your life is your responsibility. Nobody can do it for you, and you certainly owe it to yourself to make it happen.
Successful living is available to all those who are willing to disregard the negative feelings that tend to hold them back. The energy to reach our goals is generated by closing our mind to all negative “self-talk” and flooding it with our personal success statement.
Successful fitness motivation is not a born-again experience. Rather, it is something that develops from refusing to cave in to negative impulses. It means taking positive action, and doing the right things over and over again until success is yours.
Top motivational speakers such as Zig Ziglar agree. In his book Success For Dummies, Ziglar says that by creating goals and developing the right mental attitudes through positive visualization, we can achieve success in any environment.
The biggest obstacle to success is feeling that you’re not good enough, or comparing yourself unfavorably to others. The psychologist Abraham Maslow said that the story of the human race is one of people selling themselves short. Don’t make that mistake!
Your Future Is What You Make Of It
To build and sustain fitness motivation, you must have a structured program of activities that reinforce your efforts to take control of your life. Leaving elements of this program to chance is, without question, the worst thing you can do. Anything left to chance will soon be forgotten in the crush of daily events. Use this website as your guide. Use the structure that has now been integrated into your life (through the various types of activities you’ve encountered in the Maximize Your Metabolism program, such as goal setting, journaling, visualizing, dieting, exercising, etc.) to guide your future decisions.
Keep in mind, however, that this website was not designed to be read like a military field manual. Nor were the various activities presented in this website intended to be treated as a precise set of instructions to be followed to the letter. This website actually gives you only an outline. And that outline has to be personalized according to your particular goals and circumstances.
And remember this: Building fitness motivation is a long-term pursuit. But you need only make about thirty consecutive days’ worth of consistent efforts in order to ingrain the skill of successful fitness motivation into your health life.
Practice these principles for the next month. And chances are that you’ll develop a lifetime of successful fitness motivation in the process.
The Decision Is Now Yours
The decision to incorporate this challenge—and keep on using it—is now yours to make. You can keep sliding along, groping and coping with mediocre performance and less-than-satisfactory results. Or you can step out, away from the crowd, and start charting your own successful destiny.
You can do it. I know you can. Don’t wait for someone else to set you free. You have the power within you to make your dreams come true.
George Bernard Shaw made the following astute observation:
People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get what they want in this life are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want. And if they can’t find them, they make them.
My Experience Teaching This Information
I’ve been teaching the kinds of techniques that are found in this website for over fifteen years. And in the last couple of years I’ve provided information—in the form of manuals and books—to hundreds of my clients around the United States. I’m very pleased and grateful for all the thank-you letters I’ve received from clients who have achieved astonishing results.
I know literally hundreds of people who have made great strides in their health and fitness results with the information you see on this website. However, I also have to tell you that there are failures . . .
- people who habitually buy books and tapes,
- join one health or weight-loss club after another,
- or try everything from subliminal suggestion to neuro-linguistic programming
. . . but never put a single foot forward to take action.
Why is it that some people succeed with this information while others in virtually the same situation fail? Actually, that question has triggered the growth of a whole industry: the motivational industry. Icons in this industry have studied this phenomenon for centuries. The most widely recognized leaders in the field include Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Mark Victor Hansen, Earl Nightingale, Anthony Robbins, Dr. Tony Alessandra, Napoleon Hill, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Stephen Covey, Les Brown, Bob Proctor, and Dr. Dennis Waitley—just to name a few.
4 Essential Personality Traits For High Achievement
A friend of mine, Michael Monroe Kiefer, wrote a book entitled The Powermind System. In that book he lists four Essential Personality Traits for High Achievement. He states that anyone who sets out to become a high achiever, in any area of life, can succeed only by focusing on personal responsibility, personal honor, self-discipline, and persistence.
The difference between a person who has just skimmed this website and someone like you who has made it all the way through from beginning to end (and, I hope, doing each of the exercises and making the sorts of changes in your life that we spoke of along the way) is that the person who has just scratched the surface is lacking in one or more of these four personality traits.
You must take full responsibility for everything that happens to you in life.
That includes your weight, your looks, and your metabolism. This may seem shallow.
I realize that there are horrible things happening in this world. And that world peace is threatened by one bellicose group after another. I am aware of the fact that hunger and disease are widespread. I know how hard it can be to handle the stresses that crop up in the workplace. And I realize that it may seem trivial—perhaps even selfish—to pay so much attention to your appearance and your personal health to the almost total exclusion of all these important issues.
Well, let me tell you something:
- Your appearance, health, fitness level, and mental awareness are what enable you to be successful in life.
- And the more success you have, the more people you can help and the more you can control your destiny.
People who consistently fail at reaching their health and fitness goals usually refer to success as a matter of luck, fate, or coincidence. Or they claim that others have some advantage over them. You, on the other hand, are one of those rare individuals who are keenly aware of the fact that success is definitely not an accident.
You Have The Tools
In creating this website, I set out to create a cadre of independents, not to breed a following of dependents. This website is all about taking control and personal responsibility. And it has supplied you with all the tools you need to achieve success in every area of your life, starting with your health. You are now in control of your life and your metabolism, because you have assumed responsibility for reaching your goals.
You see. My reason for creating this website was to equip you with the tools necessary for you to succeed on your own—for you to be in control of your metabolism.
I really hope you’ll pick up the ball and run with it. I look forward to hearing of your successes—and possibly even meeting you someday. In fact, I would like for us to have a continuing relationship. So I urge you to subscribe to one of my e-mail newsletters, which are my conduit for maintaining a continuing health and fitness dialogue with my clients and the reading public.
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