We all get very excited and motivated when we sign up for a goal or a race! However, we forget to consider the work that goes into play to make this happen. Many try to take the easy way out and don’t schedule the necessary time to dedicate to their training to make this happen. Dedication is key to making any of our goals come true.
Dedication is the commitment to stay focused and diligent in working towards our goal despite any obstacles or setbacks. It means setting the time aside from our busy schedule, no matter how small, to commit ourselves to achieve our goal. Setting a plan and timetable to follow through on this commitment is essential. Being able to follow the plan without fail will help us reach our goal in due time.
One of the major factors that come into play when talking about dedication is self-discipline. Self-discipline is having the ability to be motivated and focus on achieving your goals, no matter how hard it gets or how long it may take. It means having the power to control our impulses, focusing on setting and accomplishing goals and resisting temptations that may get in the way of achieving these goals.
Self-discipline works hand-in-hand with dedication. We have to be dedicated enough to set aside time for ourselves, even if it’s just a few minutes, to dedicate solely towards achieving our goals and sticking to the plan. With dedication and self-discipline, there is nothing that can stand in our way of reaching our goal!
So with all this being said, I encourage you to start dedicating time to your own personal development and set yourself up for success. No more excuses and let’s make it happen. Plan your meals and your schedule for the week and set your alarm! Let’s tackle this this week!