Many people set a goal to get in shape, often in the form of a New Year’s resolution. Very few of these people actually see their goal through and achieve the desired results; perhaps you were one of them. The reason is that they have not turned their goal into a commitment.
Commitment means being “all in”. You push all of your chips to the middle of the table; you burn your bridges behind you. There is no turning back. There are no excuses. Without commitment, very little of great value is possible. With it, very little is impossible.
The way you put a commitment into words is to state your goal, followed by the words “no matter what”. For example: “I will work out twice a week for the next 3 months no matter what”. Once you make a commitment like that, something special happens to you. You will find an inner drive taking hold of you, propelling you in the direction of your desired results.
Tip: Take a moment right now to reflect on why you want to be in shape. Why is it important to you? Make a commitment to achieving your goal by writing down your goal, followed by the phrase “no matter what”, and keep it where you will see it every day.