Do you have unmet goals?
Maybe you have set really exciting big goals before but were unable to achieve them?
I’ve seen so many people set goals but not know the steps in how to achieve them. They have huge aspirations but fall short every time.
Well, you aren’t alone. In fact, most of us live with unfulfilled aspirations. It’s a sad fact that most people end up talking themselves out of their goals if they don’t find success.
I want to show you 4 successful techniques (Do This) and 4 unsuccessful techniques (Not That) to help you achieve the goals you want to accomplish.
Do This: Make a Step-by-Step Plan.
If you are serious about achieving your goal, then you need to create a step-by-step plan on how to do it.My most successful clients break down their overall goal into smaller sub-goals. Each sub-goal needs to be concrete, measurable and time-based. You want to lose weight? Cool, How much? 50 lbs! Ok, great by when? Six months! Okay! That’s roughly 8 lbs a month. Focusing on the 8lbs per month is much more attainable and can help you gauge your progress compared to just focusing on the end result.
Not That: Focus On Others Journey.
Have you ever seen that person at the gym in amazing shape and you get demotivated by telling yourself you will never look like that?
Don’t focus on others journey. You have your own race to run. Stay in your lane and focus on your path. It’s a good thing to be inspired by someone else, but for most people it becomes a negative and they become detracted from their goals. Love yourself for where you are today and focus on being the best version of YOU possible.
Do This: Tell Others About Your Goal.
How badly do you want to achieve your goal? If you want it bad enough, you’ll tell your friends and family. This technique works on two levels. First, you’ve put yourself on the spot by letting the world in on your goal, so it’s all-eyes-on-you. Failure would be public. You just created the crucial need of accountability for your goals.
Second, your friends and family are there to offer support and encouragement. Don’t underestimate the power of support and accountability. Everyone needs it.
Not That: Focus On The Negative.
When you focus on the negative it becomes your reality. Tell yourself your fat and out of shape and that’s what you’ll be. Tell yourself you hate cardio and you will always dread it and skip it. Fill your head with fear, anxiety, and doubt, and that’s what your body will produce.
Do This: Focus On The Outcomes.
Stop right now and visualize achieving your goal. How awesome is it going to feel? How amazing is that new healthy version of you? How much vibrancy, energy, and self confidence do you have that you’ve achieved your goal?
Make a checklist of how life will be better once you have achieved your aim. Being the healthiest version of you impacts every area of your life beyond fitness like work, relationships, and even finances. Focus on a positive future, one that’s worth the daily grind and work required.
Not That: Focus On The Length.
Wanting to lose weight and changing your life can be so overwhelming it paralyzes you into not even get started. I always coach my clients that it all starts with a single step. Each day you have the choice of doing the things that will move you towards your goal or away from your goal. Don’t focus on how far away the end result may be, Instead, focus on today and what you need to do today to move you closer. If you do that consistently over time you will inevitably reach your goal.
Do This: Find Your Why.
So you want to lose weight, or be healthy, or build muscle, or improve your energy?
Why is this important to you? Why is this a must? Why are you doing this?
Do you need to improve your energy because you come home exhausted every day and can’t keep up with your kids?
Do you need to lose weight because you are tired of feeling uncomfortable in your own skin and you don’t feel attractive to your partner any more?
Is the lower back pain so excruciating when you get out of bed in the morning you can’t live another day like this?
Those are your why’s. These are what will motivate you when it gets tough, and it will get tough. Finding the emotional reasoning behind why you want to achieve these goals is essential for your success. You need the emotion to drive you. Focus on your why.
Not That: Rely On Willpower.
Willpower alone will quickly fade no matter how much you start off with initially. Only your “why” will get you through the challenges and obstacles that come with your health and fitness goals.
Start applying these principles today and watch yourself achieve more than you ever thought possible.