Readiness is a critical success factor in most endeavors. However, it is absolutely critical when it comes to fitness improvement efforts
Your sense of readiness is the powerful feeling that you are ready to take this task on. Determining readiness should be the first step in any fitness improvement effort. Yet, so many delve into such efforts before they are ready. Low readiness is a common cause of many failed attempts at fitness improvement.
In order to increase your chances of success, you must feel a strong sense of readiness. Otherwise, you may end up wasting your time and money and getting disappointed.
The Fitness Protocols approach helps you evaluate, and if necessary build your sense of readiness for fitness improvement before moving on to the next step of building your conviction to improve.
Readiness for fitness improvement depends on four key aspects:
• Power and control aspects
• Economic aspects
• Health aspects
• Support aspects
Power and control aspects involve a number of areas related to your capability to make and sustain key decisions for the effort. Economic aspects involve a number of areas related to your capability to afford and pay your best attention to the overall effort. Health aspect involves areas related to your capability to perform physical activities and make adjustments to what and how you eat. Finally, support aspects refer to areas related to your capability to get and retain the support of key individuals and to set up and maintain supportive environments. The figure below shows how these four aspects align to drive a strong sense of readiness in you. Click on the image to enlarge it.