Gyms and Fitness Clubs

Why People Fail at Exercise: 4. No goals, go glory!


Setting goals provides you with a sense of purpose. They help give you the desire to "get going," Basil S. Walsh made it simple when he said, "If you don't know where you're going, how do you expect to get there?"

Having specific goals will give you direction. Without them, how do you know where to go? It's like traveling to an unknown place in your car without a road map. Goals help determine your priorities that will keep you on track toward succeeding. And the success I'm speaking of is being able to make exercise a part of your life. Once you do this, all the little things like losing weight, toning up, and increasing strength and size come more easily.

What is one of the most powerful motivators you know? For many people it is achieving success. Setting a number of small goals and achieving them on a regular basis is very motivating and can keep you focused on the larger goal at hand. When it comes to exercise, doing this is not an option but a requirement. I can guarantee you will face setbacks, lack of results, and times when working out is last thing on your mind. Good goals help you overcome these setbacks.

In Chapter 7, "I'm Not Motivated to Exercise," I'll show you some steps to take that will help you get motivated to exercise. We'll look at the importance of casting a vision along with five steps necessary to set goals that enable you to see your vision become a reality.

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal." ~ Hannah More