Use your past success to motivate you now
Good morning, everybody. It is a Monday, Monday, Monday, and we’re here to talk about how to be successful, how to punch failure in the face, how to keep moving forward. When you’re tired, you’re not getting the results that you wanted and maybe that you want to stop. [00:00:30] Right? Cause that’s what happens when we don’t get to our goals. We stopped. We quit. Um, we started to talk about this in October because some people quit before the year is out and we still have plenty of time to meet our goals and do the things that we want to do. So we have talked about persistence. We talked about all of the benefits of being persistent and now the next step of how to keep moving forward is to get committed. Right? We want to get really committed [00:01:00] to what we’re trying to do. And I’m going to speak from where I’m at right now, I told you guys we’re, in the middle of a six-week challenge at fit body Bootcamp with Dina Goodman Boone trail.
Woo! And it’s week number five. Yeah, yeah. It’s week number five. So some things have gotten easier, but some things have gotten harder. So things have gotten harder. Um, getting up [00:01:30] has gotten a little bit, a little bit, a little bit easier, but I’m going to pull that when I’m eating more throughout the day has gotten easier, but my body’s still sore and I’m still getting a little frustrated with things that I used to be able to do that I can’t do right now. So we’re going to talk about, I’m going to use that as a situation to show you how I’m using this particular principle to stay committed to what I want to achieve. Right? Because the purpose for me to do the challenge was [00:02:00] to learn how to eat, right? So when you’re finding yourself in the middle of something and you’re frustrated or you’re overwhelmed or you’re uncertain, or you’ve got all the emotions that accompany quitting, like there are a precursor for quitting or not seeing something through for you.
Then I want you to use these steps to get recommitted. And so for me, step number one, why did I want to do it in the first place? Why did I want to do it in the first place? All right. Around [00:02:30] week three, I felt was so completely committed to the plan. And I got my results that week and I actually gained the hitches. Talk about frustrating, talk about saying like, just want to quit, give up. It’s not working. And then words bubble, all those things that come in your head. Right. But instead of ask some different questions of some different people and who are also really good at this Micheli Tobin. Thank you. And thank you for, um, everyone that, that gave me that, that advice. And so I implemented something, so [00:03:00] I said, okay, I want to learn how to eat what I eat this week.
Didn’t work. I talked to some people who did, who knew about it. And I changed up just one small thing, right? Just one small thing and I got results. So do you think that motivated me to keep doing it? Yes, it did. I was very excited. Very, very excited. So visualize what you were in the first place. And for me, the end of this challenge, what I wanted to see was me [00:03:30] understanding how to feed my body, to give it what it needs so that I can do what I want to do. I have the energy to do what I want to do. All right. So this is the first thing. If you find yourself wavering and you need to get recommitted visualize why you started in the first place, what do you want to get? What did you want to get and then ask some different questions.
All right. And then next thing is always, always track your wins, track the wins that you’ve had so far, [00:04:00] even though you may not be ultimately winning, or maybe you’re in the separate, you take two steps forward and three steps back. There are still more steps forward. So acknowledge where you were winning, acknowledge what you did to win, and put more of your focus on the wins and not the losses, because we always get what we focus on. We’re always going to get where we put our attention. We’re going to gravitate that we’re going to bring more of that to us. So focus on the wins. Okay. So visualize focus on the wins, which will help you do [00:04:30] the next step, which is to maintain your positive outlook. We, um, we talk about a lot of those in the crisis sports school. There’s like a whole chapter.
Um, there’s a whole step in our process of being positive and having that can-do attitude, but it’s going to be key. And it all starts with the way that you speak to yourself, the way that you phrase things. So to get a positive outlook, you’ve got to find some positive things. So when you record the wins, then you can [00:05:00] translate that into staying positive about the process. So for this challenge, the positive about the processes, yes, it’s getting easier. No, I still haven’t been able to drink my half, my body weight in water, but I’m getting closer every day. Right? I’m getting closer every day, but some other wins is as I was out and about doing other things, I noticed that my body is stronger, which was something I wanted to happen, but it wasn’t the main focus of this challenge. But as I’m [00:05:30] able to do things that I’ve been struggling to do that my body’s stronger or some things that have been a struggle have gotten easier.
I’m not as fatigued as quickly, right? So those are wins. And those I can use to help me stay positive, especially in those moments when I find it very, very hard. All right. The next thing you want to do to stay committed is just T that you’ll finish. Don’t lie to yourself, make [00:06:00] a commitment to yourself, just to see it through, just to commit to the process, commit to a system, commit to it and see all the way through to the end, make a personal promise. You. So don’t break your word to yourself, have integrity with yourself first and make sure that you, you know, that that has power. It has power and it will impact your actions. All right. And then finally, maybe your goals are too far apart. Maybe you [00:06:30] need to set them smaller. Maybe you need to set some mini-goals.
Um, for me, we’re doing things by the week. So I’ve got some daily goals that I’ve set for myself with this challenge, um, trying to modify my behavior as much as I can to, to meet them. But maybe if it’s a, if it’s a quarterly goal or if it’s a six-month goal, maybe you need to do more goals in between and not measure things monthly, maybe measure things every other week, right? So give yourself a reason to [00:07:00] look at what you’re doing, right? That’s the whole purpose of any goal to give yourself a reason to look at what you’re doing, right? To give yourself credit for the work that you put in, to help create that positive, that positivity, give yourself that outlook. That’s how you get committed and recommitted to keep moving forward. It takes work. It takes work. We’re human beings and we get tired and we get frustrated and we get overwhelmed [00:07:30] and we get other people’s opinions sometimes even when we don’t want them.
And sometimes we still take them, even though we don’t really need to keep them and take them on. Right? Our opinion of ourselves is the most important opinion. The opinion that matters. You have to believe that we can do it. You have to believe that you can commit to something for you, for yourself, for the reasons that you set out for yourself. All right. So how does stay moving forward? Get recommitted to what you’re trying to achieve, whatever that is. So [00:08:00] my commitment to this week, well, we had to go away for a funeral and I got a little off track with my eating. So my commitment to myself is to do Monday through Saturday, just like I did last week, and to increase the amount of workouts that I do in the evening. So those are the commitments that I’m making to myself.
My body is stronger and I know it can handle it. And then I’ll get to tell you, I am next Monday. All right. So be committed. [00:08:30] Keep moving forward, keep persisting. It matters. You doing what you feel like you need to do matters. And I will see you guys, um, next Monday talks about the success habit. And this is part of the book, my book that is available on Amazon now and how to punch failure in the face, walking you through step by, step on how to do just that, to take action, conquer your fears and achieve
Your goals, and then just become unstoppable no matter what you want. Let’s get some of that [00:09:00] today. All right, until next Wednesday. We’re talking about how to be motivated. All right, bye.