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I will be posting poetry, affirmations, thoughts and feelings and motivating quotes. This will be a journal of my life and experiences. If you like what you read, please leave a comment. Journey's are to be shared.

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"To Hope and dream is not to ignore the practical. It is to dress it in colors and rainbows." ~~Anne Wilson Shaef

Monday, November 17, 2008

Road Maps for Motivation

"Writing down your goals creates your road map to success. Although just the act of writing them down can set the process in motion, it is also extremely important to frequently review your goals. Remember, the more focused you are on your running (substitute exercising) goals the more likely you are to accomplish them." ~TheRunningAdvisor.com

It is easy to think of goals and plan things out in your mind. The problem is sometimes we forget them or just push the thoughts aside and think about them later. When we write down our goals, we have effectively drawn a road map for our journey.

In the instance of motivation for exercise, a road map can keep us on course. On the days we just don’t feel like exercising, if we look at our road map, our goals, it sends a spark of energy to give us that extra push to maintain our course. With a road map posted in a place of visual prominence, it is a constant reminder to motivate us to take action and to navigate our life in the direction we have planned. Map your goal to walk every other day, to strength train three times a day or participate in Yoga or Aerobics once a week. Every map will be different. Each person’s goals are individualized for their life, their journey.

The more your road map of goals are before you, the more you will start to focus on them. Each advancement on the map will, in turn, motivate you to continue forward until you reach your destination.

Have you mapped your goals? If not, brush up on your mapping skills and get moving. Map your goals, your exercises and anything else that will aid you on your journey to exercise, lose weight and/or be healthy. Success is just a road map away!

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