One very best thing which I love about personal training is watching the habits of successful people from various industries.
Lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, politicians, writers… List goes on.
In spite of the profession, those people have one in common. They achieve success in what they do.
During many years of observing those people, my conclusion is that they also share specific behavioral patterns that directly influence the career path.
Did you ever think of why some people are successful and why some are not?
Do you have what it takes to be successful in fitness and outside the gym?
Are you ready to implement habits of successful people, and stick to them for long terms?
Here are traits of very successful that I had the pleasure to work with.
SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE SHOW UP
Successful people value their time, but they also value their health.
The same way how they schedule their meetings, they have to schedule a time for exercising in their calendars.
Showing up late for the workout usually means less time exercising under the guidance, and it equals loos. Loss of value, time, and money too.
SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE CAN FOCUS
This skill is hard for some people today. We live in an era of digital distraction. Therefore it is effortless to switch attention from activity to browsing throughout the web.
Successful people do not carry the phone for training or at least don’t use it.
They limit their conversations during exercising to a minimum to get maximum out of the training session.
SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO LEARN
Successful people admit that they don’t know everything and are ready to learn.
No one is an Alpha and Omega, and this is how it is. Maybe we live in the era of globalization, but professions get more and more specified.
If you’re spending most of your time learning about the area of your expertise, let take care of your body someone, who does spend the same amount of time learning about fitness.
SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE PUSH HARDER EVERY DAY
Successful people are hungry. They are happy with results but never fully satisfied. Never settled.
“Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.”
Life is a journey. Every day of that journey can be different. If you are the same person today as you were yesterday, change something.
You also can be successful. It’s easier than you think.
Here is the checklist of ideas that might help you commit to your fitness goals and execute them effectively.
1. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH FIT PEOPLE
You are the average of the five people who you spend the most time with.
Can you relate? As a human beings, we have a strong skill of adaptation in any environment. That feature has let us survive, adapt, and thrive through years of environmental change.
We tend to copy behaviors of people who inspire us, so if you want to become physically fit, you need to spend time with someone who already is.
If working with a trainer isn’t an option for you, then sign up for fitness classes, martial arts, spinning group, etc. Join a group of fitness-minded people who will motivate you and share their knowledge.
Same knowledge you can and even should pass to your family and friends, educate your children, and build your healthy circle.
2. SCHEDULE TIME FOR ACTIVITY
”Take well care of yourself to take better care of others”
Did you even think about it? When you say yes to everyone, you usually say no to yourself. Set dates and hours for your training sessions and stick to it.
3. CREATE A GOAL
This one will help you to stay focused.
I mean that you need to know what you’re doing and what results you want to achieve.
Whether it is hypertrophy, agility, injury prevention, physiotherapy, whatever…
Every single session should bring you to your goal.
Gym goers who don’t even change their bodies usually jump from plan to plan. They quit way to early before even adaptation begins.
Don’t let your peers pull you into a new trend if you have planned with your trainer work for the next eight weeks. Patience pays off.
4. ONCE YOU ACHIEVED IT, SET ANOTHER ONE. BIGGER.
One more extra mile, one more extra repetition, one more round.
Pushing yourself above your limits is the key to doors of growth.
” What really motivates me to climb harder and harder is not necessarily that I want to push my limits or show who’s best, but climbing harder and harder routes makes it more fun.”
These are words of Adam Ondra, one of the best rock climbers in the World.
It’s very real. Pushing yourself in always new ways gives your body different, unexpected experiences that directly influence the neuro-hormonal system and therefore create feelings of joy and excitement.
And I would say that this actually is one of the most important habits of successful people. Hunger for growth and burning desire combined with the discipline can set you apart and give a ticket to Fastlane that is reserved for the successful.