3 Reasons Why “All Or Nothing” Mindset Isn’t Doing You Any Good at the Gym

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There are many motivational methods that we use to give it our all at the gym and some of them are doing us more harm than good. That happens to be the case with the “all or nothing” mindset and here’s why ditching this way of thinking can help you achieve better results.

Baby Steps

Doing something is always better than doing nothing, and this approach disregards the many benefits of taking baby steps. Even the smallest step in the right direction will help you eventually achieve your goal, while the “all or nothing” approach may lead you nowhere because you’ll give up along the way.

Fear of Failure

Working out should be fun, but it’s pretty much impossible to see it that way if you embrace the “all or nothing” mindset. You’ll constantly have to face the fear of failure instead of focusing on enjoying your fitness routine with all its ups and downs.

Avoiding Burnout

Even if you manage to use the “all or nothing” mindset as an effective motivational tool for a short while, it probably won’t work in the long run. Going overboard with your fitness routine will quickly lead to burnout, putting both mental and physical strain on your body.