Can you keep going, at the pace you’re going at?
When do you review your goals, your dreams…your motivators? If progress has slowed – or stalled – on any of the plans you’d set for 2012, here are 7 things to consider. I read them in a recent issue of a running magazine, the report comes from a survey of 3,535 respondents to a Runner’s World poll. Before I share the responses, I want to say: When you achieve a goal in one area of your life, other areas benefit as well.
The question: “What motivates you?” As you review the top 7 answers, wonder what you could do this week to improve your pacing:
- 30% Training for a race
- 27% Staying healthy
- 5% Getting outside
Just last weekend I listened to TWO audio programs featuring Dr. Amen. If you’re not familiar with him – or his work on why we must care for our brain – please see:
Now, we’re way past the 50% response rate, what did other people say?
- 17% Controlling weight
- 15% Relieving stress
- 4% Being alone
- 2% Running with friends
These are mental and physical benefits of adding a “fitness” goal to your planning for the next few months. (Here’s a video on achieving a goal you’ve set.) Whether you consider yourself an athlete, weekend warrior or “health-conscious,” focus on just one of the motivators listed above and ask yourself, “What do I want to work toward?”
Live On Purpose
Remember, when you practice in one area of your life, other areas benefit as well. Improve your fitness and you could improve your:
- leadership skills