When was the last time you set a challenging goal for yourself? Did you follow through and reap the sweet reward of your effort?
As a health coach I encounter many people that find it difficult to set goals for themselves and achieve them. Often times my clients tell me that their initial excitement quickly dissipates once they realize all the steps that are necessary to take in order to reach their goals. They tend to over-analyze the steps, triggering feelings of fear of failure, making the goal seem too hard or even impossible. Before we know the idea is off the table.
Goals are important for success! Without goals, our life can become like a sailboat without a sail, drifting on the ocean of life without really going anywhere. It was was Tony Robbins that said “ Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
I used to play soccer and was positioned as a striker. I used to get such a rush out of running around on the field, retrieving the ball from my opponent, kicking it around towards the goal, and score to make my team win. I still get tickles in my tummy just thinking about it, the team effort, the celebration, the feeling after the match; tired but high on life.
I feel very similar when I achieve the goals I set for myself in life. I call myself a “goal digger” because I honestly feel restless without goals and will always dig up a new goal once the previous goal is achieved J I have many goals in life, some are small others big, some are short term others I will develop over the course of years. Even though I’m pretty good with achieving my goals, there are times that I doubt myself, feel like I’m not going anywhere and maybe even ready to give up. But I’m usually able to re-ignite my excitement simply by reminding myself why I set the goal in the first place.
And just like when playing soccer, the change of winning is much bigger if you work together with a team. It really helps to find an accountability partner or a health coach that can support you on your journey towards your goal. Share your goals with your partner, a good friend or family member and ask them to support you.
Start with a small goals that you feel confident about, the empowering feeling of your achievement will motivate you to take on the next. Your confidence will grow and you’ll become an unstoppable force, because you know you can do it!!!
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