This weekend Matt and I traveled to Dayton, OH to present our “Train Smarter, Not Harder” workshop.
One of the goals of the workshop is to identify weaknesses and imbalances that are common among fitness athletes. However, once the attending athletes identify these areas that need to be addressed, the next question is always “What do I do now?”
Matt concluded the workshop by offering the advice of trying to focus on changing one thing at a time.
Too often we try to make several changes, whether in diet, lifestyle, or productivity, and end up getting nowhere at all.
The problem with trying to change several things at once, is that the attempt to change is so overwhelming, we end up not changing anything at all. After all, our willpower is finite.
Furthermore, most of the areas that need to be addressed in our athletes, such as weakness or range of motion, can’t be improved without a commitment to the long-term process. Quick fixes don’t exist.
Step 1: Identify one change you want to make and create a plan.
Psychologists call these specific plans “implementation intentions” because they state when, where, and how you intend to implement a particular behavior.
Create a plan on how you’ll address that ONE thing you want to focus on changing, follow through with it and take the first step towards creating the ideal version of yourself.
Implementing implementation intentions with intent,