Go Get ‘Em!

The affirmation of the upcoming week on our ellenbarrett.com inspiration board is: ‘I’m up for the challenge.” This is a very powerful affirmation and applies perfectly to fitness. As a trainer, whenever I hear someone say it, I get psyched. It means that individual has a winning mindset and the possibilities for her are endless. 

Many many people quit before they start and it has nothing to do with reality. It’s only because their self-talk snuffed out their dream and kept them at their status quo. If you want to change or grow, here’s how to be up for the challenge: 

  1. Start.
  2. Be content with incremental progress.
  3. Pat yourself on the back, often.
  4. Visualize yourself achieving your goal.
  5. Acknowledge it when you achieve it.

Pablo Picasso said, “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” That’s what being up for the challenge sounds like, so whatever challenge you are facing right now – big or small – the best thing you can do is be up for it. (Now, go get ’em!)