How do you go about making a goal? You probably have an “aha!” moment that then leads to a few days of hardcore, groundshaking changes to help you reach that goal. You’re on fire. You’re unstoppable. And then…
Self-motivation is awesome, but most of the time it only takes you so far. Eventually you become too skeptical and unable to see progress and then slowly, maybe even subconsciously, you begin to give up.
Remember those resolutioners I talked about? An average gym-related resolution lasts 86 days. That means it is very likely that person running on the treadmill next to you won’t be there come March. You may already notice a few missing faces. They probably missed one day. Then another. And another, and eventually they gave up.
“I’ll try again tomorrow”
Sometimes making promises to yourself isn’t enough. You can make up excuses to yourself easier than you can to other people. So in order to stick to a goal: TELL SOMEONE ELSE.
Gym buddies are awesome. Really. I wouldn’t make it to the gym as much as I do if it wasn’t for my gym buddy. Having someone hold you accountable for the goals you set helps you stick to them.
The more people that hold you accountable, the better.
My goal: total body transformation. For the next twelve weeks I’m going to train harder than ever.
I told you my goal, I told my buddy my goal, and now I want you to go and tell people yours. You’ll reach it!