You know that feeling when it’s 5:30, you just got done work, your exhausted, beat, dead tired. The only thing you want to do is go home. But you are supposed to go to the gym/yoga/insert your activity here. And in an instant you must decide to push through and go, or to give in and go home.
It’s only an instant. A moment.
Because once you make up your mind to go home it’s over, there is no turning back from there. You won’t ask yourself again what you should do because going home is the easy thing to do. But you’ll never get to where you want to be by going home.
The moment I decided to switch how I responded to that question, it completely changed how I looked at going to the gym & yoga. Now, when I ask myself do I go to the gym or do I go home, it’s a no brainer. As soon as the “I don’t feel like going to the gym” pops into my head, I ask myself “what would a pro do?”. Would a professional athlete go home or go to the gym? Obviously they would go to the gym. They would get it done. It’s not just a workout, it’s training. Because their long term goal is far more important than spending extra time on the couch watching The Bachelor. I don’t go to the gym to work out, I go to the gym to train. I don’t go to yoga just take a yoga class and get on with my day, I go to specific yoga classes with specific yoga teachers that will provide me with yoga training.
It might seem weird at first to compare yourself to a professional athlete but step into that role. Think and act like a professional to get professional results.
And honestly, you will feel so much better and more energized after you go to the gym/yoga anyway.
In short, next time you are deciding what to do, step into the question as a professional, remember your long term goals and get it done.