13 Nov Enjoying the process, not just the result
So, let’s talk about goals.
We all have goals, at the end of the day – that’s what brings us to the gym, right? Whether it is weight loss, strength or general fitness; we are all here to achieve something. So what happens when we achieve those goals? What happens when you get that 100kg squat you’ve been working towards for months? Or shave those extra minutes off your 10k run record? Let me tell you – we make new goals. BIGGER ones. BETTER ones. We set our sights on that 110kg squat. We decide we want to take an extra 5 minutes off our 10k time. We always want MORE.
I know because I remember setting my first goals in the gym 5 years ago. I remember achieving them and I remember ALWAYS wanting MORE. In fact, the novelty of achieving my goals started to become short lived because by the time I had racked up an 80kg squat I was already thinking about the 90kg one. Of course, there are positives in this – I always encourage everyone to aim high and to continue to push themselves to their limits. But one thing I have learnt over the last few years in the industry is that often we are guilty of being so focused on the end result that we forget to enjoy the process and appreciate the ‘small’ wins.
Of course, you are not going to love every workout. You are not going to enjoy every rep, every run and every meal. But you’re still doing it, right? So applaud yourself for that. Stop always focusing on the OUTCOME and start enjoying the PROCESS.
Go kick ass in the gym today and remember that even if you didn’t achieve your end goal today, you are one step closer to doing so and THAT in itself is a WIN.