If you follow me on IG (@jesshutchensfit), then you probably saw my rant on my story last week about the correlation of attitude and success. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, I discussed the observation I’ve made about how your attitude truly does affect your success in the gym, and in life.
What I am saying is that if you have a positive attitude with what you’re doing, you are more likely to see success. DUH, right? As a personal trainer, I get all type of clients, ranging from different backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, careers, and so on.
There is one thing that my successful clients all have in common, which is a positive mindset! The clients who take risks, push themselves, let me push them, and still end the session with a positive attitude, they are the ones who see changes at a faster rate it feels like. These clients also have the mindset that no matter how challenging a workout (or anything else in life) may be, they will not give up. These people persevere through obstacles thrown their way, and are resilient individuals, in the gym and in life. These people also seem to all have amazing careers, families, vacations, etc. because they have WORKED hard for it all. Overall, the correlation between a positive mind and positive life shines through these people. It truly is inspiring knowing such warriors. Now, I am not saying their lives are perfect, but when the going gets tough, they work through it and know at the end of the day, everything will be alright if they push through it and keep a positive mind.
On the other hand, the clients who constantly complain, lack responsibility, bring negativity into a session, and aren’t positive, those people tend to not see success as often. Now I am not personally thinking of any one individual, rather, I am thinking about all of the people I have met over the course of training since 2014. The ones who started a fitness journey, and then quickly gave up and quit after a month. The people who lied to themselves and the trainers. The people who never took the blame, or didn’t show any dedication to the program. Unfortunately, these people hardly see success, I believe, because they have a crappy, negative attitude. How can changes occur when the individual doesn’t want it? Or doesn’t work for it? Or doesn’t take responsibility for the problems in their life? I feel bad for these individuals because I think if they just looked at the glass as half full rather than half empty, they would have a better outlook on life.
In my opinion, things in life will get better if you believe they will get better. If you work for what you want. If you try your hardest and never lose sight of the end goal. People aren’t just dealt with “perfect” lives or bodies. You have to have the right mentality to get you there and to maintain.
I have a challenge for those of you out there who might be “negative Nancies”… I want you to try to change your outlook on life this week. I want you to think of something that you feel negative about, and try to change that outlook. Maybe it’s your body image? I want you to try to find positives about yourself this week. Maybe it’s your relationship with food? I want you to shift your mind into believing that you CAN have a better relationship with it. Whatever you feel negative about, I want you to really take a deep look at it, and try to find ways to shift your attitude. Find ways to change the negativity into positivity- stop giving up and start working hard.