There are a number of important factors that contribute to
successful achievement of your health goals.
Yet, the only real difference between women who achieve and women
who do not, is that burning desire to succeed.
But how do
you go about strengthening your desire to achieve your health
womens health and fitness goal?
This health womens health goal article considers another key factor
that will ensure your success with achieving your personal health and fitness goals. This is the question of
'What really motivate you?'.
No, I don't just mean motivation
in the general sense of the word, but the issue of 'what it is
that really feed your desire' toward achieving your
This is important because as humans, we always
want to benefit from, or be rewarded for our actions; so we will
strive to get something in return for our efforts.
It is the
thought of that end benefit or reward that create desire
and keep us going even when the going gets tough.
Motivation v Burning Desire!
For instance, before you purchase a washing machine, some beauty
cosmetics, a wellness monitor or even a piece of software or gadget of
any kind, you want to know how your acquisition is going to help
What good it will serve? And how it will change things for
the better? You will commit yourself to the purchase only once
you're satisfied as to the clear benefits it will bring. The - How
will it change my life?' mentality is no different when
setting personal health or fitness goals.
Just think about the last time you put in overtime at work to
save up for your Summer holiday/vacation. The vacation was the
goal; working overtime was the goal objective. What was the -
(What's in it for me?) thinking that kept you at work on
some of those cold winter evenings?
Was it the
thought of you sitting on that beach, getting that bronzer than
bronze tan; or the prospect of letting the stresses and strains
of the past year melt away; or was it some of the other equally
wonderful benefits we all so look forward to when we plan a
Whatever your reason - desire was the
underpinning motivating factor.
It is the prospect of the 'end benefit' - the 'What's in it for me?'
factor that will virtually guarantee the setting and successful achievement
of your health goals or any other personal goals.
clarity as to the benefits you will derive from your health and fitness goals,
your desire-fire will not burn strongly enough and you will not
remain 100% committed to achieving them.
This is why, when setting your womens
fitness goals or personal health goals you need to
be totally clear and honest about your reasons for wanting to
goal setting activity relate to setting business goals,
weight loss goals or financial health
goals or even personal
relationships etc., it really doesn't matter, the same principle applies.
If you're not certain about how you will benefit from your
goal, it becomes difficult to stay focused,
maintain a healthy optimism and keep your motivation strong.
How To Go About Feeding Your Desire-Fire
Here's an example of what I mean. Let's say you set a health goal
along the lines 'I want to lose weight'.
If you just
leave it at that without clarifying exactly how setting and
achieving your weight loss health goal
will benefit you, you won't get excited about your goal and
you'll simply go through the motion of taking lacklustre/
uninspired actions to achieve it.
Without a clear identifiable 'what's in it for me' benefit
staring you in the face, Sooner or later optimism fade, you
lose motivation and you may even abandon pursuit of your
health fitness goal all together.
You must identify all the benefits!
Here's how to go about getting clarity as to the many benefits
attached to achieving your personal, health or life
If you're new to goal setting or you need a refresher
on how to set goals, you will find clear step-by-step guidance
and free goal setting forms at activity
Along with your clearly written health goal and supporting statement
of your intent - i.e. (what I'm going to do to achieve my goals and
how I'm going to do it). You must also clearly state:
what losing 8, 9 or 10 pounds in weight will mean to you
How much better will this goal achievement make you feel about yourself
How will your health goal achievement contribute to your health?
How you will appear physically
Any other ways your goal will benefit you
Using the above example of 'how you will appear physically',
how about that size 14 dress you so desperately want to get into
again? Can you visualize yourself in it? Can you see the more
slender, toned - you? Being clear about the benefits to you is
crucial to feeding your motivation in your goal setting
When you follow the above smart goal principles and are clear about the
goal benefits and rewards, setting personal
women's fitness health goals, become highly achievable. Your
whole attitude change, as the dynamics and processes ivolved with
setting goals and objectives change for the better. How?
On a daily basis:
You'll become more passionate about achieving your goal
You'll begin to imagine how you will feel achieving goal
You'll begin to positively visualise yourself being slimmer or,
Getting into that size 12 or size 14 dress again
You will picture yourself looking terrific in your bikini on
You'll visualize how your partner, family friends will admire you
You might even choose to buy an item of clothing in your desired size,in the knowledge that you will be wearing it in 2, 3 or 4 month's time
You'll imagine yourself enjoying your reward for achieving your goal
Don't forget either to plan a reward for yourself upon
successful achievement of your health goal. Why not make your reward
an extra special vacation/holiday destination such as a health
spa. What better motivation do you need than that to keep you
focused and moving toward that health goal post!
Here are some other equally important areas of your health in which
you might want to set achievable health goals:
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The Importance Of Personal Goal Setting
Remember at all times to use the above health information in
conjunction with the goalsetting guidance and free health goal
setting forms set out at goal setting activity.
"People often say that motivation
doesn't last. Well neither does bathing. That's why we recommend
it daily". (Zig Ziglar)
The information on this site is purely of educational value
and is not intended to replace your seeking medical advice. You
must consult your doctor over all your health concerns.
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