Because it's so difficult to follow through on a resolution to get fit and stay fit - researchers have found that more than a third of people struggle to keep their resolutions after just four weeks - performance consultant and "aha" moment expert Donna Hartney, Ph.D., has created a free, downloadable fitness readiness quiz. "Shape Up! A Quiz to Test Your Fitness Readiness" is a quick assessment that helps pinpoint trouble spots and offers tips for navigating around them.
"Getting fit and staying fit can be a real challenge, but there are things you can do to greatly increase your chances of success," says Hartney, author of The AHA! Handbook: How to spark the insights that will transform your life and career, the first research-based self-help book to teach readers how to spark pivotal "aha" moments.
The quiz, available at http://www.donna-hartney.com/?p=1180, focuses on three key predictors of success:
1. Choose the right time to get fit. Anytime is not necessarily the best time to focus on fitness. Trying to get in shape before the time is right can be difficult if not impossible. A person's motivation to become more active and the realities of one's current situation are key factors to consider.
2. Take care of the basics that can make the difference between success and failure. Becoming fit won't be easy. It will require focus and effort. Considerable planning and follow-through are cornerstones for success.
3. Recognize when a change of perspective is required. Difficult goals, like getting in shape, often require a new way of seeing things. An "aha" moment can make all the difference between success and failure. In a moment of clarity, the reasons to focus on fitness can become crystal clear and make it easy to follow through on the commitment.
Hartney spent more than 10 years researching what can trigger pivotal insights, moments of clarity that have significant and lasting impact on a person's life and career. Through her research she found, contrary to conventional wisdom, that people can prime themselves for pivotal "aha" moments and has isolated the steps to do so. These are steps a person can take to spark moments of clarity that will help them get fit and stay fit.
The AHA! Handbook: How to spark the insights that will transform your life and career offers strategies for sparking those pivotal realizations known as "aha" moments that can help people gain the focus and motivation they need to achieve the goals that are important to them.