6 Ways To Harness The Power Of The Mind To Help You Achieve Your Goals
1. HAVING GOALS 🏆
“Where the mind goes, the body will follow” When your goal is powerful and descriptive enough, everything else falls into place: how you live your life, your workouts, what friends you choose to hang out with, how you eat, what you do for fun. Having goals provide purpose, and when your purpose is clear so are your life choices. Having goals creates faith and faith creates willpower. With faith there is no anxiety; no doubt – just absolute confidence and direction.
2. VISUALISATION 👀
It’s not enough to just want to “get leaner lose weight”. You have to have a picture in your mind of the kind of physique you need to build in order to achieve your goals. When you look in the mirror, you have to see yourself as you are – and as you want to be as well. Focusing on such images gives your mind and body a clear-cut task, a well defined goal to strive for.
3. ROLE MODELS 👸🏻🦸🏽♂️
When you find somebody who represents your ideal physique, study as many photos of them as you can, tear them out of magazines and put them on the wall, tape them to the refrigerator – whatever it takes to keep your mind focused on the task at hand.
4. MOTIVATION 😤
It is the driving force that allows you to develop a single-minded purpose that ultimately gives you the will to go into the gym and put yourself through each and every workout no matter how gruelling it is. Motivation creates discipline. Discipline comes from the joy of looking forward to achieving the goal you have learned to picture so clearly in your mind and consistently hammering away, rep by rep, set by set, workout by workout.
5. TRAINING STRATEGY 🗺
Beyond the act of visualising the end product of your training, you should decide exactly what kind of development you need in each area of your body and what specific exercises and exercise techniques will achieve this. You’ve decided where you’re going, now you need to map out how to get there. This is the point where you learn to truly individualise your workouts, find out how your body responds to specific movements and intensity techniques, and decide exactly what strategy you are going to employ to create the kind of body you are striving for.
6. MIND IN THE MUSCLE 💪🏽
The key to success in your workouts is to get the mind into the muscle, rather than thinking about the weight itself. When you think about the weight instead of the muscle, you can’t feel what the muscle is doing. You lose control. Instead of stretching and contracting the muscle with deep concentration, you are simply excepting brute strength. So you end up working to the limits of your range of motion, not contracting and extending the muscle in a smooth, intense, controlled manner.
STILL UNSURE HOW EXACTLY TO HARNESS THE POWER OF YOUR MIND TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS❓
Simply get in touch with us to have a chat with one of our highly experienced personal trainers who will help you set some health and fitness goals which you can then visualise yourself achieving. Whilst helping you find your very own role model, keeping you motivated throughout the process of your training strategy and ensuring to strengthen your mind-muscle connection along the way!