March 11th, 2015
If so, you probably aren’t tuned into what we like to call your “why” – the deep-seeded reason for your fitness goal. Here’s what we mean and how to discover it.
Basically we’re asking: if you peel back that top layer of wanting to look better or feel better, what’s underneath it? You may not know right away, and you may have to peel back a few (or many) layers – and it can sometimes get uncomfortable – but it’s in there.
We have a process for taking our clients through this exercise but it can be done without a fancy framework. How? Well, here are the simple steps:
- Define and write down what you want to achieve (this is the “on the surface goal” – like “fat loss”, or “increase flexibility”)
- Think about why it’s important to you
- Then think about why that’s important to you
- Repeat the process, peeling away layers, until you feel a bit of an ‘a-ha’ moment.
If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll get there! And if you don’t – try again. Sometimes it takes a while. But it’s worthwhile – understanding your WHY can be the difference between struggling to stay on the wagon and seeing real and lasting results.
Goals change from time-to-time so it’s good to revisit this exercise every so-often. Also, it can be used for other areas of your life also – including career-related goals, personal development goals, and personal/family goals also, so it’s a great one to have in your back-pocket.