Believing To Achieving

In the realm of personal training and coaching, I am able to interact with many different kinds of individuals. Most times, clients I see in the gym are intimidated and unconfident because of being in the gym environment.

I understand their emotions because I felt the same way when I first stepped foot into a weight room. It is an intimidating process. Luckily for me, when I started I had two amazing friends to workout with. Right from the start they instilled confidence and belief that I could achieve the goals I had set.

If I ever questioned myself, my friends would be there to bring me back to reality and push me harder. We were not allowed to believe that we could not do something. Anything we tried, even if we failed, was something we firmly believed we could do.

Taking experiences from my own transformation, I try and create that same environment for personal training and coaching clients letting them know that they must believe they can do anything I ask of them.

I get clients all the time that tell me on the first session which exercises and workouts they can’t do because they are too hard or because they don’t like them. These individuals have trained their mind to believing they cannot do these exercises and workouts.

I also get clients that tell me, “there is no way I can do that exercise. It is too advance and that is too much weight.” Without even trying, they already believe they cannot do it. 

Believing that you can do something plays a huge role in what you can acheive. With that said, it brings us to the question for today’s post:

“Can your beliefs be a barrier between what you can achieve in your health and fitness?”

As you ponder that question, I will give you my answer…

Absolutely! Belief plays a huge part in what you can and will achieve.

As Michael Jordan said:

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”

A very true statement by a very successful individual.

People everywhere have little faith in what they can do. They underestimate themselves from the start, and this is what holds them back in the end.

If you think you can’t do something, more than likely you are right. Telling yourself “I can’t” is the first step in the wrong direction.

Your beliefs determine which direction you are headed. If you believe you will never get to your end goal, chances are you won’t.

If, however, you believe you can achieve something then there is a great chance you will do it.

Beliefs are so deeply ingrained that we sometimes don’t recognize them as beliefs. Instead we recognize them as truths.

Beliefs can end up being the factor of achieving and not achieving.

When you tell yourself something enough times, the brain starts to believe what you are saying. If everyday you enter the gym and you say to yourself “I will never lose this 20 pounds.” Then the chances are, you never will.

You must start believing in yourself, in your abilities, and in the people trying to help you if you want to start attaining the goals you have set.

As William James once said:

“If you can change your mind, you can change your life.”

My challenge to you today, is to change you mindset from a doubting mind to a believing mind. You will be surprised at the difference you will start seeing in your confidence, attitude, and results.

Go out today and work on changing your mind… I can promise you, it will change you life!

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Photo By: See-ming Lee 李思明 SML