Sunday Story…The Map
Your program isn’t working. You show up, you work pretty hard (you think) but nothing really changes. You still aren’t fitting into the clothes you want, you aren’t hitting your performance goals, and things just aren’t working well.
There are a couple reasons for this:
You don’t know where you are.
You don’t know where you are going.
Those 2 things, coupled with a lack of stringent discipline have you stymied.
What are you going to do about it?
First…where are you? What are your measurements? What are your current performance metrics? Do you know what your weight on a back squat is? Do you know how fast you run or row a specific distance? Let me make this simple…if you don’t know where you are how can you get where you want to be?
Second…where are you going? What are your specific goals? What do you want to be able to do? What do you want to look like or be like? If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?
Backing into your goals is simple, really. If you want to do 20 pushups and you can only do 10, creating a path to 20 isn’t that difficult. Staying on track isn’t that hard…we have discussed that a lot over the last few weeks. When you have concrete goals keeping your eyes on the prize is a lot easier. So is working hard, grinding another rep or a minute or a workout. Sometimes you have to push really hard…hard enough to find a new place inside you; a new way of being. You have to give up who you are to be who you want to be.
You say you want to get into that bikini or that pair of jeans or lift that weight or do that thing…but you have no idea how close or how far you are from that metric. If you don’t know that you have no idea what the map is going to look like to get there. Getting to New York City is a lot different from New Jersey than it is from Los Angeles.
Figure out where you are.
Figure out where you want to be.
Draw a map of how to get from there to here.
3, 2, 1 Go!