By Adam Zucheti
Most people’s approach to goal setting is very wrong, according to an Olympic athlete, despite business leaders often being told that goal setting is an important means of driving success.
Ed Fernon was Australia’s sole male competitor in the modern pentathlon at the London 2012 Games, and got there without any funding or support from Australia’s professional sporting bodies. Read more
Have you ever started off well on a new goal such as losing weight or saving more money, only to find that motivation fizzles after a period of time?
Researchers from the University of Winnipeg and University of Manitoba have discovered one possible explanation: Our source of motivation changes as we make progress toward a goal. Their findings are available online in the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Read more
Repetition at the gym doesn’t just refer to reps or how many times you do a certain exercise. There’s a certain power in doing the same thing repeatedly.
Today’s exercise culture is based in doing different exercises a lot and the crazier and most diverse the workout, the more it sells. Especially in today’s noncommittal culture of studio and workout hopping, I constantly talk to people who tell me of weekly workout plans that consist of seven different kinds of workouts. While I love that they are moving and dedicated to their fitness, when you do seven different workouts in seven different days you’re really getting better at nothing. Read more
By Annika Braun
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas A. Edison
One of the biggest lessons I have learned during my experience as a coach is the importance to never stop dreaming about the next big goal. There are different types of goals – tangible goals, goals that require to reach a little further, lofty goals, big goals, and dream goals. It is important to recognize which category your goal may be in and know the reality of achieving the goal, however, it is still good to dream. Read more
Let’s face it: it’s not all that difficult to start a fitness routine. After all, most of us have done it more than once.
The trouble, of course, comes with sticking with it. All too often, our initial enthusiasm and energy wanes, we get distracted by other things going on in our lives, or we don’t think we’re seeing results quickly enough — and we throw in the towel. Read more
Sometimes even the most active and healthy people can occasionally have slip ups or struggle through periods where they lose sight of their exercise motivation. Whether it’s due to an injury, life becomes too busy, or a variety of other reasons, losing your drive can be extremely frustrating.
To get back on track you should start working towards creating achievable goals until you rebuild your confidence and reverse your recent exercise shortcomings—right, I know what you’re thinking, “If it were that easy I’d be doing it already.” Read more