Doubt stopped far more from achieving their fitness goals than failure.
Think about that for a minute. How many people don’t even take the first step in becoming physically fit? Be it money, perceived time, lack of knowledge, needing to think about it, needing to confer with family or any number of reasons, many people look at fitness as something that is nearly unattainable and don’t even try.
Compare achieving your fitness goals to a marathon race. Everyone is lined up ready to go and when the whistle is blown all the competitors start running. Time goes by and eventually people start to cross the finish line. These are the successful ones who dedicated themselves fully, made a commitment and got it done. It’s very possible these successful individuals had a personal trainer pushing them and helping them along the way because personal trainers are proven to increase your chances of getting the results you want.
As the race comes to a close, up and down the path to the finish line are individuals who just couldn’t finish for whatever reason. These are those who tried and failed. For what ever reason, they couldn’t reach their goals. These people are at a crossroads. They can either lose confidence and fall back to their old unhealthy habits or they can learn from their mistakes, make adjustments and try again. Reaching your fitness goals is always a marathon no matter what people tell you. If getting fit was easy, it wouldn’t be so meaningful and everyone would do it. Am important point I want to stress is that while many fail to reach their goals, they never regret the hard work they put in. Nobody ever regrets exercising. It’s up to them if they want to redouble their efforts and work even harder!
But back at the starting line there are a bunch of folks who haven’t even moved from the blocks. These are the poor souls still clouded by doubt. They don’t even want to start running because they believe they’ll never finish the race. In the end, what do they have to show for it? Nothing. A vicious cycle of doubt and regret ensues and they retreat back to the habits that made them unfit. If you’re so worried about adversity that hasn’t happened yet, you’ll never get anywhere!
The main point that I can’t stress enough is that no matter who you are, what you do or whatever your circumstance, taking the first step to changing your fitness is infinitely better than taking no steps at all. Remember, nobody regrets putting in hard work to bring about positive changes in their lives!