This is a question that is indicative to an overarching mental approach to habits, tasks, and challenges. Most look for the one thing that makes the difference. It’s an easier concept to manage. “If I can just do this one thing, I’ll be ok.” The reality is that there is no one thing. It’s a moving target and issue for people. And it’s also different from person to person. It’s work and discipline. This is real; make a choice and commitment. Then execute.
Instead, here are 7 things to do that address different “one things.”
- It’s hard to start: So pick a day and just show up. Get there. Learn. Enjoy it. The schedule the next one. Show up again!
- It’s hard to continue: Write down the days/times you’re coming. Put them in the calendar and plan around it. And get it done as early as possible in the day so you don’t get distracted later in the day.
- I don’t know what to do: Hire a coach. It’s infinitely easier when you’re instructed well.
- I want it to be fun: Me too! Find some friends to train with so it’s more enjoyable. Any unpleasant task is more fun with the right people.
- I want more accountability: Find an ally. Not a friend. An ally wants what you want and is looking to work. This teammate will be more effective in getting results.
- I don’t know how to eat: Most don’t have a clue here either. That’s ok. See #3. Hire a coach that can teach you what to do AND hold you accountable. The second part is critical.
- I don’t have time. I don’t have money. I’m busy. LIES. LIES. LIES. Quit making excuse and problem solve so you can get the life you need and deserve.