My wife Mayra always loved to exercise and keep fit. However, many years ago, she lost her motivation and stopped exercising. Moreover, although she was upset about it, she just couldn’t seem to get started again. I had been trying to figure out ways to help her, and I came up with the idea of creating an exercise calendar.
I purchased a twelve-month schedule book, and I drew up a grading scale on the last page. On this page, I had written things such as:
“5 workouts a month: You’re on the right track. Keep Going!”
“8 workouts a month: You’re building momentum!”
“12 workouts a month: Outstanding!”
“15 workouts a month: You’re on Fire!”
Mayra began to use this calendar and started to exercise again. Each day she worked out, she would draw an “X” on the corresponding date in the calendar. It wasn’t long before she broke free from her inertia, built momentum, and was back in the swing of things and feeling fantastic.
This story illustrates two ideas. First, if you have a goal, having a written record of your progress is a good idea. Second, having a visual representation of this progress can serve as a phenomenal motivator that will help propel you toward your goals and dreams.
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