1. You don’t have a program
Structure is key when trying to achieve a goal. If you don’t have a program or plan of some sort, odds are you’re not going to achieve your goal. Ever tried to bake a cake just by guessing? Yea, you’re doing the same thing. Guess how much time you would save if you just got a recipe and followed it…
2. You’re searching for the “easy” way to reach your goals
Social media is littered with clickbait claiming to be “the one thing you’re missing” or that they posses the “one tip that will change your life.” To put it simply: There is no easy way. Achieving goals takes time and work, there’s nothing easy about it. Do the work to see the results you’re looking for. If you want to acheive fitness goals, find someone who has acheived what you want. Ask them, “What did you do.” If you *don’t like* the answer — you are still looking for the easy way.
Achieving your goals is going to take time. Any type of Personal Record (PR) is a gain, so try relishing in them to help ease your way through having to be patient. Reaching your goals takes patience and hard work. Remember how long, awful, difficult and frustrating it was the first time you took a Spanish class (or, [insert your nemesis topic here])? Yea, same thing.
4. You don’t push yourself
You have to push yourself, even if it’s only a little bit, to improve. Doing the same thing over and over again will get you nowhere. You have to push yourself past what you believe are your limits in order to make gains. In order to get somewhere you’ve never been, you have to do something you’ve never done.
5. You don’t have someone helping you push yourself
Sometimes it’s easy to give up on yourself. Having someone there to make you do the things you wouldn’t do on your own can make achieving your goals that much easier. A friend, a mentor, a coach — they will all help you survive the low points in the quest to your goals!