As we near the end of the calendar year, many of us start to plan our strategies in different areas of our life. Businesses plan out their year and so too should we create strategies for our life and health. Everything we become is done gradually over time…
So, what shift do you want to make this year? (and note, this can be done at any time
Research has shown that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goal simply by writing it down. So that is a great place to start. But many of you will be thinking, “but I’ve tried to _______ (lose weight, exercise regularly, get to bed early etc.) before and it didn’t stick.
There area few things that you need to do first to ensure that you will be successful. And these are steps that you cannot skip!
Decide That You Care and Are Ready
There’s no point in even beginning to set a goal that you aren’t ready to tackle. So, start by looking at the goal and analyzing the obstacles that have stood in your way in the past. Yes, actually write the obstacles down and have a look! Then decide if you are willing to take the steps to overcome those challenges.
Do things like lack of time, lack of knowledge or the belief that you aren’t worth it impair your ability to eat healthily? Are you willing to do what you need to in order to remove those obstacles?
It’s imperative that you gain clarity about what you want and what challenges you need to overcome so that you can set your expectations and make your plan for success. You also need to understand WHY you want to achieve this goal in the first place to make sure you actually care enough to follow through.
Get the Help you Need
If you are working towards a goal that you have had for a while and haven’t yet achieved, you will need to reach out for support. Most of us need outward accountability to achieve what we want. This support can come in different forms such as finding an accountability partner, hiring a coach/specialist, or paying for a group course/program
This can make all the difference in getting you where you want to go. Did you know that if you continue to monitor your progress with a specific accountability appointment, you increase your chances of success by 95%?
Be Committed to the Process
This is important since your goal is likely to take some time and have its ups and downs as you work on new habits, learn new things and overcome obstacles. Rather than only being focused on the end result, wake up each morning being committed to the process. This is important so that you can be both consistent and persistent with what needs to happen for you on the current day.
When you wake each morning, before doing anything else, set your intention for the day with clarity and necessity so that you have the courage to get creative and make it through when blocks arise.
Are you interested in acquiring some accountability to gain energy and overcome your negative health symptoms? Book a clarity call with Bonnie here to help make a plan that works for you to get started.