In order to truly get to the next level and crush all your fitness plateaus, you must first win the psychological battle of showing up.
What exactly do I mean by showing up? Easy. Showing up means actually getting to the gym, the field, or wheresoever your goals require of you.
The Little Voice Inside Our Head
We all have that little voice inside our head.
“Maybe I don’t have to go to the gym, I can make up for it tomorrow”.
“Nothing bad will happen if I miss today, it is just one day”.
This is the psychological battle that goes on daily between our ears.
This is the where your gains are made.
If you can win this psychological battle, you can do what you set out to accomplish.
How You Can Win The Psychological Battle
So, how exactly do you go about winning the psychological battle?
At first, through force of mental fortitude and strength.
Whenever the voice of doubt creeps in, kill it with action.
Start putting on your gym clothes. Begin making your plan for what you intend to accomplish through writing.
Get in your car, the subway, or even walk. Show up to the gym.
Not feeling your best? This is completely normal. Action and showing up, doing your best and knowing that you did what you had to do will completely change that feeling.
This psychological battle is one that isn’t won just once. This is a daily conquest for your goals.
Victory compounded by victory will only lead to the neural pathways in your mind to habitually think like a winner.
Through Action You Kill Doubt and Worry
Action followed by action kills doubt and worry. There is no truer psychological strategy to getting to beating these two impediments.
The psychology of champions is what you should study before beginning to look at different routines and strategies to reaching your goals.
Then do like Nike, shut out the voice in your head of doubt and worry and Just Do It.
Action will lead to confidence. Confidence will lead to you breaking your plateaus and ultimately winning the psychological battle.
It is simply that easy.
Don’t overcomplicate things by trying to visualize or fighting that voice in your head with positive thoughts.
Positive action will breed positive thoughts.
Our Mind Follows Our Body
The technique of learning to smile even when you feel horrible works wonders for the same reason. Our mind will follow our body.
The voice inside your head is universal to even those at the top of their profession, they have just simply learned how to win.
The next time you wake up and feel too tired to head to the gym, stand up and put on your gym clothes.
I promise you that you will more than likely end up at the gym and get one step closer to your fitness goals.
Let me leave you with the great words of Dale Carnegie, who’s book “How To Stop Worrying and Start Living” is a must read for anyone who looks to have a life of success.
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie