You Need To Slow Down Before You Speed Up

You Need To Slow Down Before You Speed Up

The last quarter of the year is upon us. It’s the right time to speed up so that we can catch up with our goals. Sometimes, it is essential that we slow down before we speed up. Why? Because slowing down allows us to re-evaluate, adjust and gather momentum for the next leg of the race.

As fitness enthusiasts who have made fitness a priority, it’s important that we treat our fitness goals like we treat every other goal. Now that the final quarter of the year is here, it will be a good idea to take time to reevaluate your fitness goals and make plans to make the next three months better than the past nine months.

The Three Things You Must Do Before You Speed Up

Do An Honest Assessment

Nine months have already gone by, how far have you come with the fitness goal you set for yourself at the beginning of the year? Are you closer to your goals or are you farther away from them? 

Whether we planned for it or not, we didn’t get to where we are today by accident; we got here by design. 

There’s a need to become more aware of where you are at on your fitness journey and how you got there. Identify what’s working and what’s not working. 

Have the courage to double down and put more effort into what’s working and the willingness to discard what’s not working. Whatever the result of your assessment is, know that there’s always room for improvement.

Renew Your Commitment

Success, whether in business or fitness, is by design. There is nothing like an unexpected success. We plan for success. We work the plan. We get the results. 

What do you need to do to get the results you want? What actionable steps do you need to take? This is not the time to slow down to stop. It’s the time to gather momentum and double down. 

Renew your commitment to your fitness goals and keep moving in their direction. Make a deposit into fitness (savings) account every day and be consistent in your actions until your expectation becomes your reality.

Find Someone To Hold You Accountable

We all need people because nobody can succeed in isolation.

Do you have Fit friends who are always encouraging you to become a better version of yourself? You need people who will keep you accountable. Individuals who can pull you back when relapse happens — because relapse will happen at one point or the other. 

Fitness enthusiasts like you are everywhere. Just look around you (online and offline), and you will find groups of fitness-minded people that you can join. 

I believe you can still make some strides on your fitness journey before the year runs out. However, you must be willing to show up every day for the rest of the year and give your best effort. Don’t wait until December before you start giving your best effort. Give your best effort every day from today. 

Remember, the athletes who will win medals at the Olympics don’t prepare every four years, they prepare every day.

Remember, the athletes who will win medals at the Olympics don’t prepare every four years, they prepare every day.

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