Is the start line is your biggest obstacle?

How often do you set a goal and it falls through? You decide to run a half marathon, you’re excited, then a couple weeks pass, you plan to go running, but it never happens. Then you start to panic the event date is coming up close and you’re behind schedule. Sound familiar?

I haven’t done it before

I’m not good enough

I don’t know where to start

I don’t have the money

Have you seen the training plan? Like really seen the training plan??

There’s no point

What’s your excuse?

How often do you say you’re gonna go for a run and then hours later you’re still sat on the sofa. The warm, comfortable sofa, the TVs on, the next episode is loading on Netflix in 10 seconds. The last thing you wanna do is climb up the stairs put on your running gear and go out for a run. Right?

Did you know that in Britain, the average person spends 2 hours and 2 minutes of their day procrastinating.

Imagine what you could do if you stopped making excuses or waisting time mainly on social media. Imagine how much you could get done in that time. If you had 2 focused hours cleared up in your day, what would you do? You could run that half marathon, travel from London to Barcelona, update your gratitude diary, focus on your goal.

You have to overcome the mental barriers. Overcome the limiting beliefs. Every muscle in your body that’s telling you, you can’t make it to the finish line, or past the start line for that matter.

I challenge you the next time you wanna go for a run and you feel tired, that you can’t be bothered, or whatever the daily excuse is. Before you even have a chance to think about it count backwards from 5. Do it now 5-4-3-2-1 and jump up. Jump up as fast as you can and you’re ready. Once you’re out the sofa throw on your running gear and off you go. 5-4-3-2-1 Go! I can’t take credit for this the credit goes to Mel Robbins and her successful five seconds though if you haven’t watched the TED talk to check out here since reading her book I’ve been implementing it into areas of my life with lots of positive success.

What’s the start line you’re to busy or afraid to cross, make today the day!

Nadine x

2 replies to “Is the start line is your biggest obstacle?”

  1. This is very true for me, especially when it comes to running. I come up with all sorts of worst case scenarios that make me dread running, and I end up putting it off for months. I haven’t tried the 54321 technique, I’ll give it a shot tomorrow morning!

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