Motivation Monday – Eliminating Fear

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Hey everyone, welcome to motivation monday and today’s topic is Eliminating Fear when it comes to taking control of your health.

Getting in shape requires a lot of hard work and discipline.  You need the mental strength and commitment to not only get started, but to also keep going.  For a lot of people, this can be very intimidating.  This can be due to time, motivation, etc, but a lot of the time it is due to fear.  

Fear that reaching your fitness goals is not possible and therefore afraid that failure will most likely be the end result.  Well I’m here to tell you that success is possible and the only way to overcome that fear is by jumping in and getting started.

Getting Started

It’s important to understand that when it comes to taking control of your health, you need to know that it starts with you.  No matter how many times someone tells you that eating right and exercise is good for you health, if you don’t make that first move, it won’t matter.

It’s Not as Bad as You Think It Is

The mind is an amazing thing.  It has the ability to create things that aren’t actually there, especially when it comes to being afraid.  

It makes you think of all the bad things that can happen if you decide to take action on anything you feel is important to you, and then makes you quit before ever getting started.  

But have you ever have that moment where you were afraid of something and when you actually try it, you find out it wasn’t as bad as you thought.  

Well it’s the same thing when it comes deciding to better your health.  You will find out it’s not as bad as you thought.  

So take the plunge and see what happens.

The More You Do It, the Less Scary It Is

When trying something out for the first time, it always seems scary.  But just like when you first rode a bike or was able to drive a car by yourself for the first time, you find out the more you do it, the less scary it is.  

It’s the same when it comes to fitness and health.  It’s difficult when you exercise for the first time in a long time, but as you create a routine, it starts to get a little bit easier and less scary.

Being able to overcome the fear of exercise is key to taking control.

Never Give Up

My final tip for eliminating fear is to never give up.  Don’t let fear be the reason to not take control of your health.  It’s easy to be lazy and keep telling yourself you’ll get started eventually.  

Finding motivation to get started can be the toughest thing for most people, but it helps to find your why when it comes to your health.  

Whether it be your children, family member or friend, use it as motivation to take control because you know how important it is not only to yourself, but to them as well.

So please share your thoughts or any questions you may have about eliminating fear.

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Liz - April 18, 2017

I had not stopped to think that lack of motivation for exercise may be due to fear. I would have thought it had more to do with associating it to pain, but I guess that breaks down to fear at a base level.

    Ralph - April 26, 2017

    Hi Liz! Yea many find themselves defeated before they even try. Getting into shape takes hard work, and it’s human nature to want to avoid failure. Learning how to embrace and then overcome failure is key to taking control of your health.

isaac - April 18, 2017

Great article on how to take charge and starting on a healthy fitness journey. The main principles is to just do it, and stop over thinking. Create a schedule and then stick to it, no matter how bad the situation seems to be at that time. That’s the strategy I’ve used to get back into shape after years of indulging in not so healthy lifestyle. Just my two cents =)

    Ralph - April 18, 2017

    Hey Isaac! That’s a great strategy to have. Thinking about it too much will just give you more of an opportunity to think yourself out of doing it.

Kegan - April 18, 2017

Fear is the mindkiller, that’s for sure! Once you eliminate fear, you open your life up to possibility, positivty and most importantly – Action!

“It’s not as bad as you think it is”, such a great point. So many times in the past I fretted about something, like an upcoming show, and it actually came and went without hitch, in fact, went really well many times!

    Ralph - April 18, 2017

    Exactly Kegan! We tend to think of all the ways to convince ourselves of how bad it can go, but then realize that it really wasn’t that bad. So I always try to remind myself that if there’s anything that I’m afraid of, then I need to go face it head on.


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