The way to steady the target so you can finally hit the bull’s eye is to define your goals and write them down:
How much weight do you want to lose?
What kind of changes do you want to make in your diet?
How many days per week do you want to exercise?
Which article of clothing do you wish would fit your body again?
How much weight would you like to lift while strength training?
Once you know where you want to end up, you are much more likely to get there.
“This principle says that although it may take tremendous amounts of energy to overcome inertia and get started initially, it then takes far less energy to keep going.” -Brian Tracy
So how do you get that momentum? How do you start moving? Accountability is the answer. Having someone else involved in your efforts can be the most important factor in your success.
Setting deadlines, making commitments and entering contests all provide an external motivation that will carry you through even the toughest temptations. And once you get started, you will find that the momentum principle kicks in and it becomes easier and easier to keep going.