You all know I love Alwyn Cosgrove (in a manly way ). Not a weird way. Anyhow, here is a great repost from him.
I'll be back to posting more of my own gems once we get the TPS move finished.
What is it that separates you from your goals? Or from being at the very top?
If you want to be a World Class fitness trainer or business owner - what is it that is keeping you from accomplishing that?
Is it education? If so - what books do you need to read? What DVD's do you need to watch? Who do you need to meet or consult with ? What audio CD's do you need to listen to? What seminars do you need to attend? What mentorships are you going to?
Is it experience? If so - who can you study under to fast track that experience? How many clients would you need to train to get more experience? If you currently train 20 sessions per week, if you got up to 25, that would be an extra 250 sessions per year (or over ten extra weeks of experience by comparison).
What about a personal goal of fat loss or muscle gain? What if you want to lose 20lbs? What foods would you have to eat on a daily basis? What training would you have to do? How much cardiovascular work? How many sets, reps, exercises in your weight training program? Should you even have a weight training program?
Who is the best trainer in your area that you can hire? What sort of time commitment is needed?
Is that time commitment realistic for you?
Are you just lacking the information?
Are you lacking a plan?
Or do you know what to do and just aren't doing it?
Are you supposed to take a 6am spinning class and sleep in instead?
Are you just not taking action?
I bet most of you have never even figured out these factors. Most people prefer to stay the same, yet complain about where they are, and how hard it is, and how it's "different" for them or in their gym/town/city/state/country...
As we wind up 2010 - are you where you wanted to be 12 months ago? What about 12 months from now? What steps do you need to take?
If it's a lack of information - then get that information and then take action.
If it's a lack of action - then get off your butt and DO something.
If you can answer these questions make a list and start moving towards your goals.
PS - I've been getting a lot of emails as regards books to read about goal setting and the success mindset. The single best resource I've ever found on this topic is from UK super-trainer Dax Moy: you'll find all the details HERE