We’ve all wished for things at some point or another. We’ve all had objectives and plans…I wonder what the ratio is of people that set goals and achieve them. What are they doing so differently? Do they want it more? Ok, I don’t think they want it more but I do think they’re willing to do what others won’t in order to achieve those goals. But what’s driving them?
I often heard that I’m seeing success in my transformation because I’m already very familiar with everything fitness. Here’s the thing, all the knowledge in the world won’t get you hustling to make your objective a reality. Education and experience won’t make you “Show up” day in and day out for those results to happen. It’s all starts with motivation that eventually turns itself into consistency and discipline. And this is one of the reasons I became a Coach, actually. To pay it forward.
Ok, so let’s talk strategy. Step 1) What is your goal? No matter how big or small, what is it? Identify it. Know it! Write it down.
Great…you’ve got it! Next…
WHY is that your goal?…I know you hesitated right there. You’re not obliged to know it on the spot but if you did hesitate then you need to get real clear on it. THAT is what makes all the difference. THAT is what will help propel you forward on hard and ugly days. THAT is what’s going to push you to find an alternative route when the one you’re on no longer works. THAT. But you have to get laser focused and know what it is. Keep that as your focus.
Let’s move on. Now is when the planning starts. Now is when you can put pen to paper and identify the mini goals to get to your main objective.
Now, this is what may or may not happen. You have a shift in your career requiring you to work more. Your kids have lots of homework this year. Your car is breaking down every other month. Your husband (or wife) doesn’t “approve” of what you’re doing or what your goal is…this is a big one! Life…
This is when it normally happens…when we “fall of the wagon”. When we quite and say “Not right now”. “No time”. “No money”.
And, yes, all those reasons are legit but they won’t get you closer to your goal. When these doubtful emotions start showing up think about your why. Your WHY…the one that, if you haven’t already figured out, you really NEED to get on that.
When it’s hard, that’s when you have to think about your WHY. Take a few minutes in your day and visualize yourself having obtained your objective….feels great…even if it hasn’t happened yet. But take that minute…I promise, it’s a minute well spent.
Let me get personal!
Here I am talking to you about objectives and knowing your why, let me tell you mine. Apart from the usual, I want to get healthy, here are my 2 WHYs:
1) My boys. I used to dread going outside with my son to do activities because I had no energy and hated summer clothes purely because I hated the way I looked and felt in them. (I usually LOVE summer). Now, with 2 boys, I NEED to be energetic and good in my skin. I want to be able to do lots of activities with them and enjoy the fun things of summer like the water slides and beach days!
2) I WANT TO FEEL SEXY AGAIN! Yes, I said it. SEXY. I’m a Mom and I know many will tell me to put my head on straight and focus on more important things…and that’s unfair because I’m one heck of a Mama. I just happen to want to feel attractive again and I think that I deserve that. We all do. And I’m working toward fitting in my fave pair of jeans cause I felt great in them and they gave me an amazing ass. I miss shopping and enjoying trying on outfits and clothes. So, yeah, sexy!
My Objective: Time freedom while being financially free, as well. I want time freedom without sacrificing the money coming in. I’m not materialistic but I do enjoy having the option to choose.
To end this all
No road to success is EVER straight. If we could see successful people’s roads we’d see a bunch of squiggly lines. Although your situation may change and times can get tough we need to always focus on the objective and the WHY. The way we get there may change 100 times but we will get there!
Trust in the process and trust in yourself.