Everything starts with an idea, something you conceptualize and complete. Even if that idea is in it’s early and primitive stages, the potential will always be there for it to evolve into something great. That’s the approach you have to take when deciding to pursue this lifestyle. Everyone will tell you that you have to start somewhere and that sentiment is true.
For many, however, formulating that basic and singular idea is the most difficult part of the process.
Just getting started seems to be so hard for so many that it unfortunately ends up leading to nothing. To avoid a disastrous start (or lack thereof) like this from occurring, it’s best that you sit down and conceptualize and complete what it is you actually want to accomplish.
Once done, a plan for you will be in place and goals to conquer will come to fruition.
This really is the best course of action to take for both the short term and long term and the following suggestions should help you gain more clarity as you start preparing for this new adventure.
Create the Plan To Conceptualize and Complete
You’ll find that you’re headed nowhere fast if you don’t have a plan in place. Yes, you will see change occur and yes you will notice a difference in how you look and feel but everything will be occurring haphazardly with no real focus in place.
Rather than doing this, sit down and map out a plan for yourself that has both goals and success criteria for those goals attached to it.
You have to envision what your day should look like so that you can easily check off everything that has to occur as they get completed. Your diet needs to be constructed and put in place so that your food simply becomes a matter of eating for a purpose.
Your training has to be selective and prudent for the goals you are trying to attain and your regular life needs to be able to fit within everything you are trying to do.
Remember, there’s nothing easy about what you’re trying to accomplish but if you have that plan in place, at the very least you have a place to begin.
Complete the Day before Completing the Day
One of the best strategies you can put in place for yourself is being able to visualize everything that you need to accomplish for the day before you actually put things in motion. When you can see your day unfold in your mind and you can see yourself completing all of those tasks successfully, you are already that much closer to attaining everything you want.
The success of this visualization concept really depends on your ability to see things clearly in your thoughts first. When you sit down and think about your day, you have to be able to see yourself being successful in the gym, successful with all of your meals and successful in completing all of those other tasks you are responsible for doing.
You already have your plan in place; you just have to continuously go over it time and time again in your head until every time you think about what it is you have to do, success follows.
Can you see yourself growing? Can you see yourself getting stronger? Can you clearly see the change you are in search of? If you can answer yes to those questions, then you are right where you need to be mentally for all of this to happen.
What Are You Building?
Finally and definitely most importantly, you need to be able to decisively answer this question; what are you building? If you don’t have a clear vision of what it is you are actually working towards, then what is all the work for? Are you trying to build a better version of you? Do you have thoughts of stepping on the Olympia stage one day? Are you in this for general health purposes?
These are all highly important questions that will shape that conceptualize and complete idea of why you decided to pursue this in the first place. The objective has to be precise and carefully thought out so that no missteps are taken and very few mistakes are made.
The reason behind why you are going to put out all of this effort and spend all of this time on you needs to be crystal clear with each day that passes. If it’s not, then you need to go back to that blueprint you put in place, revise and then respond accordingly.
It will all just be an idea until it isn’t anymore. One single thought can grow beyond what even you had considered. The main concept behind your ambition will be simple at first and then evolve into a complex system of decisions that need to be made for continuous progress to occur.
You need a plan to follow. You need structure to ensure jobs get done. You need to see it all before it even happens and you need to know exactly what it is you are working for. All you have to do now is start. If you are having trouble with this, then ask us for help. Everyone here at Brickhouse Gym has the necessary skill set to help you grow that concept.
Take the first step towards being a better you by thinking about what could be; it really is as simple as that. You too can conceptualize and complete.
Author: Dana Bushell
Gym Star Team Member