Obstacle #1: I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH TIME.
Believe or not, individuals who achieve extraordinary levels of success have days just as hectic as ours. They’ve got obligations: commitments to work, friends, and family. And let’s face it, we’re all confined to an equal amount of time – the same 24 hours. Yet some people find the time to continually make exercise a part of their daily routine.
So how do they do it? Simple – they create it. You can instantly create time if you begin to plan, plan, and plan some more. That means planning your days ahead, at least a day in advance, sometimes even a week in advance. One of the best time-creating techniques is to make a list of your daily “to-dos” and schedule when you’re going to exercise. (This is a common challenge – we forget how important it is to schedule an appointment with ourselves to exercise.)
Then divide your “to-dos” into things you must do and things you would like to do, so you’re less likely to confuse urgency with importance. You see, getting to the gym is important, whereas getting your haircut may seem urgent when you’re running late but can certainly be rescheduled. And before you do anything, always ask yourself what you could be doing that would be more productive.
Success Strategy #1: PLAN AHEAD. Creating the time you need to exercise is easy! Plan your days in advance by creating action lists of the most important things to accomplish each day.
Next strategy coming next week!