Make your New Year’s Resolution to stop starting over!! Make eating right, smart training and exercising your new lifestyle.
The new year is a great time to set (and reset) goals.
Of course, the goal process is twofold:
Set the goal so you know where you are headed —Only one person is in control of your life. And no one will make your goals happen for you. After all, would you really want someone to do it for you? Of course not. So set some big, hairy audacious goals for yourself.
Create massive action in the direction of your goals – Action is what gives you power in your life. Action creates confidence and raises your self-esteem. If you do not create change, nothing will happen… in fact, you may even create negative factors in your life, pushing your goal further away.
After you do choose about 3 main goals, break them down to smaller goals and set some objectives. Objectives help create a process for attaining your goal.
If you don’t know what your goals or actions are, then it is time to sit down & make some SMART goals. Specific, Measurable and with a Time frame in mind. If you follow those first three guidelines, that will make your goals Realistic and Attainable
One thing that I have found very useful is to sit down with a calendar and plan out and write down 10 goals. It is very helpful not only to plan goals, but to put a time frame on when you will reach them. It is very easy to set goals, but by choosing when you will accomplish them will not only motivate you, it will help you hold yourself accountable.
I use this strategy, writing down SMART goals and objectives (actions) while planning out my triathlon events. Doing something like this really helps put things in perspective and helps me stay focused throughout my journey. Consistency and accountability is keeps me on track.
I challenge you in the next week to sit down and think about what you want to accomplish this year and send me an voicemail when you get that done. It may seem very hard and overwhelming at first. If you break down the goal into smaller realistic goals, that will help create a realistic and attainable measure.
The importance of putting your SMART goals down on paper is so whenever you are struggling on certain days, you can look at your goal sheet to keep you motivated and determined to stay the course. If anyone needs help setting goals, please contact me.
If you fall of track, you get back on track next meal or even next day. Don’t let the snowball effect occur because it turns into an avalanche. Overcome the mind barriers!! 🙂
Have a great, successful day!
“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got!”