When it comes to your fitness and health what exactly does winning in this area of your life look like? Have you thought about it?
Often times we embark on a journey without knowing exactly where we want to go. We know the general direction. Which in this case would mean we want to be healthier or maybe weigh less than we currently do. But we don’t define winning therefor we will never be truly satisfied with our accomplishments.
Not being satisfied with where you are is one of the worst feelings. Especially if you have been making steady progress. Results continue when you acknowledge your progress and are motivated to continue doing the things you have been doing to get where you are.
If you don’t acknowledge your progress you become bitter and feel like you are going no where.
When you define winning in this area of your life it will help you target something and know if you are on track or not on track.
This is different than a goal. A goal might be a benchmark along the way. For example, if you currently weigh 250 pounds and have consciously defined winning in your health as weighing under 200 pounds then you know this is where you want to be. A goal towards this might be to lose 10 pounds in the next 2-3 months.
Why is this important?
Many people embark on this journey and wander aimlessly towards nothing. They do not define success. They have no idea if they are winning or losing.
Can you imagine going to a sporting event like this? It would go forever and you would never know why you are there or why the teams are even playing each other. This is how many people approach their health and fitness journey.
Or even worse some people are winning and don’t even know it. They still feel like they are losing because they never defined winning in this area for themselves.
There is a natural desire within you to want to know what it means to win. Take this week to define winning. Set some goals to get there. And if you get there celebrate the accomplishment and make the effort to stay there for the rest of your life.