Everyone has bad days. Success isn’t a straight line of linear progress, it’s more like a
If you were climbing a mountain and you were only looking up at the peak you could easily start to notice daunting thoughts
Rewards boost motivation and build momentum.
Make regular stops to reflect on how far you’ve come towards achieving your goal and how much you’ve accomplished up to this point. Take time out to reward yourself for the progress you’ve made. Rewards boost motivation and build momentum, but make sure you make the reward complimentary to your goal; if your target is weight loss treat yourself to cinema tickets – rather than a box of chocolates.
When you hit a bump in the road, and for whatever reason you don’t stick to your plan, it’s ok. Take a breath, tomorrow is a new day. Acknowledge that setbacks are part of the adventure and you always have a choice. The choice to get back on the horse and keep going.
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Leon Taylor is your Better in 30 Performance Coach. He’s a three-time Olympic athlete, BBC Sports commentator and mentor to diving sensation Tom Daley. Leon was the first British Olympian in over 44 years to win a silver medal in diving at the Athens Olympics.