Are You 5 Feet From Gold?Apr 22, 2021
There is one reason why most people haven’t yet reached their goals, and it’s a simple one.
It’s something that I’ve struggled with in the past, and it just may be the one thing that’s holding you back from your big breakthrough.
That one thing is consistency.
Think about it.
The one thing that differentiates the lean-and-strong version of you from the couch-potato version is the consistency with which the former applies to your habits.
A habit is another way of saying a routine.
Happy habits like:
👉Going to bed early most nights
👉Not over-scheduling yourself
👉Saying "no" to low-value commitments
👉Delegating the small tasks
👉Prioritizing your training
👉Eating with mindfulness
👉Drinking mainly water and not allowing yourself to get dehydrated
👉Thinking before you criticize, condemn, or complain
...and so many other positive habits.
Some not-so-happy habits are as follows:
👉Smoking cigarettes and using drugs
👉Not prioritizing your workouts
Look, I know you have the ability to exercise and eat right.
You’ve done it before.
But a proven training plan only works when you consistently stay with it.
You get in trouble when you are stuck in the "zero results" loop.
You start, stop, start again, take a few days off, then "try" to get back on track.
This haphazard effort will never lead to a dramatic body transformation.
Are You 5 Feet From Gold?
Detours will always come and go.
Some are worse than others.
But no matter what, a detour leaves you with a choice.
You can complain about your "bad luck."
You can dread the circumstances.
You can argue about the situation.
You can even have a pity party and invite others to join in.
Or you can enjoy the detour.
The reality is, depending on how you view the detour and react, it very well could be a beautiful experience.
And compared to those whose lives are a constant struggle with nothing but sacrifice, it's probably not all that bad.
So the next time life forces you on a little detour from your intended path, don’t feel sorry for yourself, just keep going and enjoy the journey.
What if I told you that you’re about to strike it big when it comes to getting in the best shape of your life?
That if you simply dug in a little deeper, and stuck with the program (practicing consistency), you’d finally achieve the big results that you’ve been hoping for all along.
Truth is, you are only five feet from gold.
So don’t stop now.
The fact is that absolutely anyone can stick with a fitness and diet plan for a little while.
Anyone can complete a challenge.
Anyone can finish a 30-day program.
Anyone can put in two weeks of solid effort.
It’s those who practice consistency that see the big changes and experience the joy and triumph of real accomplishment.
I want this for you.
I know that you see how valuable consistency is, and you want to do it, but you get off track time and time again.
How do you tap into the consistency you need to make a real improvement in your life?
Well, just use these three steps…
Step 1: See it.
Define exactly what it is you want to be consistent on.
For example, don't say “I’ll start exercising.”
Instead, say “I’ll do the 6:40AM session on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.”
And instead of, “I’ll start eating healthy,” say that, “I’ll eat XX number of calories per day divided into 5 small meals.”
The more specific the better.
Keep in mind that you are defining your actions – not your outcome.
Don’t use this step to determine what size jeans you want to fit into.
That outcome is a byproduct of you consistently doing the actions.
Just clearly define the actions that you need to be consistent on.
Step 2: Feel it.
Now that you’ve determined the actions needed, think about that outcome and clearly define it.
What will you look like?
What will that new body feel like?
How will your friends and family respond to the new you?
It’s time to get your imagination involved.
Daydream about getting to that outcome, feel it, emotionally take ownership of the idea of owning it.
Step 3: Do it.
You’re clear about what you want.
Invest in getting the results.
Now go about the business of taking consistent action toward your goal.
Yes, this sounds simple, and it is simple.
Be consistent and you’ll soon strike gold.
One more thing.
Yes, we’re all dealing with some pretty unprecedented circumstances.
So we’ve focused on helping our clients stay in control of their health and fitness while managing any stress they’re experiencing.
If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed, I'd like to help.
I want to invite you or your friend to be part of what we’re doing to stay lean, strong and happy from anywhere on the planet.
Look, if you’re like most of the clients we work with - you’ve got a lot on your plate with all these changes we’re experiencing.
Maybe you’ve shifted to working at home.
Perhaps you’re homeschooling your kids.
You’re navigating all the different things coming your way from politicians and the media.
And through all of it, you’re just waiting for some sort of normalcy to return.
I understand and want to help.
I’d love to invite you to participate in what we’re doing with our clients for the next week, for free.
I know that for you to be there for all the people counting on you.
And you need to take care of yourself.
Deciding to "put your oxygen mask on first" is more important than ever right now.
To your success,
Joseph Arangio helps 40+ men and women get leaner, stronger, and happier. He's delivered over 100,000 transformation programs to satisfied clients around the globe. If you want to lose weight from home, with the best online personal trainer, or you want to visit the best personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley, you can take a free 14-day trial.