This week's challenge: Full steam ahead.
What goals have you set for yourself this week?
Study after study shows that goal setters achieve far more than those who don't. Whether you want to take your career, business idea, relationships or fitness to the next level, you're going to need clearly defined, written goals to get there.
Oh and don't get stuck on what may have happened in recent or distant past. You can't change what happened then, but you can control NOW. Full steam ahead!!!
If you are committed to making 2019 your happiest, healthiest year yet, comment below with your top 3 goals!
Until next time,
Today's Thought: JUST TWEAK IT (a little).
One of the biggest mistakes we can make is to, as the older folks say, "throw out the baby with the bath water." In other words, just because you fail...doesn't mean it's over and that you should totally change directions. Just because you don't see the results you want doesn't mean you throw in the towel. Sometimes all you need to do is change things up a little bit, tweak things, and try again.
Many times we are on the edge of success IN OUR FAILURES! Pause and think about that.
Sometimes you just have to...
So instead of throwing in the towel or completely trashing your plan as you head into the new year, first ask yourself three questions:
Until next time,
P.S. If you need help figuring out your tweak, let's hop on the phone and figure this out. You can schedule a time HERE.
If you are in a good place with eating and exercise, I have three words for you...
No matter how much stronger you have become, it is VERY important that you respect that success is not something you own, it is something that you have to nurture and maintain.
One of my virtual mentors Darren Hardy said it well...
"You can never own success, You can only rent it. And the rent is due every single day.”
Success can be seductive. It can lull you into thinking that you are invincible. But there is no such thing as invincible <<First Name>>.
Willpower is in fact that limited, even when it's paired with what I can Whypower. If you get cocky and think you've arrived, you'll undo all of your hard work - in time. It will not happen overnight, but it will happen. I've seen it happen over and over again. Don't let that be your story!
So during this holiday season, try not to put yourself in harm's way.
Don't overestimate your ability to resist temptation and...
Stick to your meal and exercise planning routines (normally these are the first to go and then it is all downhill from there).
If you want to be successful long-term, remember this: successful people are not lucky or stronger. They simply know how not to make reaching a goal harder than it needs to be. They are honest with themselves about their limitations and set boundaries that make it easy for them to succeed and hard to fail.
Until next time,
“If we seek for the best times to act, we may miss some opportunities. We must seize the moment and make it great.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita
This week's challenge: Seize the moment.
I get it. You're busy. And, with all that you have on your plate, it can sometimes be tough to plan ahead. The truth is we are all juggling a lot at once and it really is not surprising that we set goals and struggle to meet them. So does this mean that we should give up on setting goals and throw in the towel? NO! Then what does it mean, Coach? I'm glad you asked :).
It means that as Tony Robbins famously said, we must "remain committed to our decisions but flexible in our approach." I'm convinced that we often miss opportunities to act on a goal simply because we fail to notice them.
This week, I challenge you to have an "opportunities are everywhere" mindset. Instead of embracing an excuse (even if it's valid) and focusing on what you CAN'T do, I want you to ask yourself "what CAN I do?"
Do you really have NO time to work out today? Or could you get in 15 minutes at home vs. your usual 30 at the gym?
Is there truly NO time to eat healthier or could you make healthier choices even when you're stuck with the drive-thru?
Achieving your goal will often require FLEXIBILITY. If you require perfect conditions in order to be successful, life will eventually leave you feeling defeated.
Don't give up, get creative! Not only will making this mental shift allow you to reach your current goals, but you'll be positioned for long-term success. Always remember: successful people's lives are not easier or better, they are just better at handling the challenges that life presents.
Seize the moment!
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