Personal trainer Joel Harper says why some people thrive and others fail in their fitness goals is all about attitude. Harper says to shut out negative thoughts that run through your mind and focus on positive thinking. You need to be clear about why you want to get fit. Motivation has to come from a desire to change.
- To do this you need to be absolutely clear about why you want to get fit. “Figure out what’s really important to you,” Harper urges.
- Grit is the resolve and passion required on a daily basis to pursue a long-term goal. To cultivate grit, you have to commit to consistency no matter what.
- A fit person wakes up every day knowing she will do whatever it takes to stay on track—whether that means getting up an hour earlier to make it to the gym before work or squeezing in a power walk at lunch.
“If it motivates you to daydream about your future toned tummy, do that. Concentrate on exactly what you want to achieve and make every day count.”