Focus is defined as “a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity”.
If there is one thing that I think keeps people from achieving their goals either in health & fitness or in life it’s their inability to remain focused on the end result or goal. Seriously, I mean I talk to people all the time that have just started a new diet or way of eating and less than 2 hours into it they are already talking and whining about how much they wanna shove a cookie in their face! Serious?!?! They blame it on “not having self-control”-NO! Wanting to shove a cookie in your face actually has very little to do with self control and a whole lot more to do with the fact that you have shifted focus onto a freaking Oreo and away from getting healthy and losing the weight you want. So how to you stay focused? I’m glad you asked! Here are 2 ways that I do it.
1.) Make your goal public & request people to help you stay focused.
Whenever I set a goal, I go public with it. I tell people exactly what I’m attempting to accomplish and ask them to encourage me along the way! You would be surprised how many people would love to cheer you onto your goals if they only knew what they were.
2.) Set smaller goals along the way.
Lets be honest for a moment. Most if not all of us set pretty lofty goals right out of the gate, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that! But in order to stay motivated and feel like you are still accomplishing something set smaller goals along the way. So if you had a goal of losing 100 pounds, set smaller goals in 10 pound increments. This keeps you excited and helps you realize you may not be to the ultimate goal yet, but you are well on your way!