2. Challenge Yourself

Man Jumping Over Gap- Challenge Yourself

Who doesn’t like a challenge? 

By challenging yourself, you are actually going to be setting yourself up for success, because when we are challenged, we tend to push ourselves harder to meet that test. 

You will do more to ensure your success. We sometimes like to defy what we are told. It is what gives us that, “watch me,” attitude.

I don’t know about you, but I have never liked being told I can’t do something. I am very petite, being just 5 feet tall, so I used to get told I couldn’t do things a lot by people that didn’t know me that well. So, I learned at a young age to not shy away from a challenge.

And that is the attitude you should have too! Because there are always going to be people that tell you you can’t do it.

But you can!

I’m not sure who said this but there is a famous quote that rings true.

“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it”.

Re-read that and really take it in.

If you are reading this, then you are already taking the first step on your way to your goals.

You are “doing it,” by starting to learn how you can improve your health and fitness. It might not feel like much right now, but you have to start somewhere.

So, keep that in mind and don’t be afraid to challenge yourself.

Especially since a challenge also keeps us from being bored. When you don’t like the goal you have set or it is uninteresting to you, you aren’t going to be very motivated to go after it.

This plays into your goal setting. When you decide what goal you want to focus on, formulate it in a way that gives you a challenge and is interesting to you.

Besides, you can’t really better yourself without challenging yourself.

And a better you is always part of the goal.

How To Use This Today

There are two ways you can implement this starting today. 

First, go over the goals you have set and make sure there is a challenge to them. With some goals, it can be hard to see how you can make them more challenging, but when you give it some thought, it’s possible.

Especially if you get a buddy for a little friendly competition.

Second, do something today that challenges you. It doesn’t necessarily have to be in line with your goal.

For example, use the stairs all day. Or cut out your daily soda and replace it with water. Even small things can present a challenge and it will get you in the habit of challenging yourself.

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