Yesterday when I was working on my latest 90 day fit for life video, I had a sudden realization. It didn’t sink in until a day after I wrote down what I wanted to say for the video. It’s also a pretty big one that I realized too. It’s the power of positive reinforcement.
I know that it’s painfully obvious, it’s a major driving factor to motivating yourself. Success stems from not losing enthusiasm after each failure.
However there is a little more to it than that.
For myself it’s clear I struggle with my health. It’s something that has being weighting on me for years and over those years I’ve made some work. Some improvements. Only to have major setbacks and lose momentum.
But I’m finally back at a position where I’m starting to feel like I am getting fitter. Even though I wouldn’t call myself in shape at all, I feel a certain level of confidence.
Part of it is through positive reinforcement
Every time that I look at myself, I feel slightly slimmer. Every time I do my sit-ups I’m getting stronger than before. And I reinforce that mentality by telling myself to get through this every day.
I know the reality at the moment is again I don’t have the figure I want, but I know that I’ll get there eventually.
My point in all of this is
What exactly is your “health issue” in life? Like mine it took me years to get to a gym and to actually care about my health. I continue to fight with it every day, having set backs and redeeming myself.
Whatever that issue you have in your life, start taking action on it today. Don’t come up with excuses and start putting a plan together.
Continue to give yourself positive affirmations
Remind yourself that you have what it takes to get to where you want to be going. Go even farther to the point that you are envisioning your end result. Get excited about it.
In the end, it’s a journey. And though there are going to be failures and set backs, it’s like I said above. Success comes when you go through each failure with no lack of enthusiasm.
I know that you can achieve this just like I am!
To your growth!
Eric S Burdon