You will definitely need energy and fitness to achieve those big goals!
If you are unhealthy and have no energy, it can be almost impossible to feel that you are in control of yourself, and going full out.
Your body needs to be cared for as much as your mind on the road to self improvement.
If you have no physical strength or stamina left, how are you going to finish all of those daily tasks, and succeed in achieving your goals?
Many people fail simply because they run out of steam on the goals path. Don’t expect to hit those big goals any time soon if you are pooping out by three in the afternoon!
If you are not fit, then you need to get back in shape so you can have the energy needed to face the obstacles on what could be a tough road ahead. And, do it gradually.
If you have been very sedentary for a long time, don’t say that you are going to start running 2 miles everyday.
Do that, and you are just setting yourself up for failure. Start off small. Take a walk around the block or walk on a treadmill or ride an exercise bike for say 5 minutes a day. Work at it every day until you can do 10 minutes a day then 15 minutes and so on.
But start right away, today would be good. 🙂
By taking small steps toward physical fitness, you will not get overtired and feel like giving up before you even start. There is nothing like having stiff muscles to use as an excuse to stop exercise.
Once you have tackled 15- 20 minutes a day of aerobic exercise, add a couple of minutes of strength training to build your muscles and help you become stronger.
Do the strength training the same way, start with 5 minutes 3 times a week and add a minute or two at a time until you can do 20-30 minutes a day at least 3 times per week.
Baby steps that bring success are better than trying to go all out and get frustrated and sore, and then quit.
Don’t push yourself into failure. Work patiently for success.
Many people are under the mistaken impression that exercising takes up energy and don’t feel like working out after a long day.
Actually, when exercise is done correctly, you’ll have more energy and get even more done after working out. Exercise increases oxygen uptake, increases your blood circulation, boosts your metabolism, and pushes your endorphins through the roof.
I exercise for 20-30 minutes between five oclock and eight oclock, either in the morning or evening, and sometimes both on any given day. I got that from one of Zig Ziglar’s books some time ago.
Keep a positive attitude and remember the payoff for getting physically fit is better health and more energy, and achieving your goals. These things will help ensure you have the stamina to stick with whatever you need to do on your road to self improvement.
Here is a great quote to help you stay true to your course:
To be a warrior is not a simple matter of wishing to be one. It is rather an endless struggle that will go on to the very last moment of our lives. Nobody is born a warrior, in exactly the same way that nobody is born an average man. We make ourselves into one or the other.
— Carlos Castaneda