What it really takes to make big goals a reality?
Good morning! I hope your day is off to a great start in today's message I am going to share one of my FAVORITE GOAL-GETTING tactics with you!
It’s perfect for you if you’ve set but perhaps struggling with a BIG aspiration for 2020.
I’m talking about that big scary goal that’s lurking in the back of your mind. Did you set a big goal for 2020? Something huge, like running a marathon, dropping clothes sizes, becoming more “minimalist,” saving $$$ to buy/pay off a house or retire, or … well, you get the picture.
These are BIG GOALS that require a big commitment!
They can take time … energy … and a LOT of patience, which can make them seem OVERWHELMING … which means it will likely be harder to keep your energy and motivation up! I have a trick when it comes to achieving those huge goals.
You MUST break your big goal into SMALLER MINI-GOALS … goals that you can achieve in a short period of time. I know you’ve probably heard this before…but it’s shocking how many people don’t actually put this into practice.
When you create smaller goals, you tap into the power of momentum to push yourself forward. Let’s say you’ve always wanted to run a marathon, but you’re not much of a runner (yet). The idea of going from the couch to running 26.2 miles seems a little wild, right?
What if you started with a mini-goal of jogging for just 5 or 10 minutes without stopping? That gives you the confidence to build up until you can run a 5K (3.1 miles) … and then a 10K … and then your next goal, and the next, and then the marathon.
The key: recognize and celebrate each new mini-goal! This helps you build up some serious confidence and excitement, making it a LOT more likely for you to smash your ultimate goals!
It’s incredibly empowering.
What BIG GOAL is on your list for 2020?!
And… more importantly, what’s that FIRST step you’re going to take to achieve it? Could you take a quick moment and comment below and share your goal with me?
If you want me to break down a simple step-by-step action plan to help you set yourself up for fitness success in 2020, let me know - lets talk! Train well - Be intentional - Have faith.
Make it an amazing day,
Good morning, and Happy New Year!!!
Can you believe it is 2020?! Not only do we have a brand New Year ahead of us … we have a NEW DECADE!
We’ve said goodbye to 2019, and we’re launching into 2020 with fresh energy. This is YOUR YEAR. That’s why I have something REALLY fun today, to help you celebrate!
Are you ready to get FOCUSED? Here’s an amazing exercise that can set the tone for your entire YEAR … it’s truly inspiring!
Take a few minutes (or maybe even a whole day) to think about how you really want to live this year ...
What word(s) describe how you want to feel in 2020? What do you want to work on …or what inspires you? What changes do you want to make? Some possible words might come to mind as you consider all this:
Strong - Joyful - Connected - Resilient - Brave - Renewed - Grateful - Faithful - Peaceful - Loving - Inspiring - Confident - Present … there seriously are so many great choices! Your job is to pick JUST ONE WORD that resonates with you, and make it your mantra for the year! It doesn’t have to be a word from the list above – this word should be unique to YOU. It should ignite an emotion within you – inspiration, relief, clarity – because of the meaning it carries for you.
Let this word fuel your thoughts and actions every single day.
Use it to clarify the decisions you’ll make, the actions you’ll take … and even how you view the people around you!
It’s incredible how ONE WORD can give a specific intention to everything you do. This will help you be more present and “in the moment.”
● Look at your word first thing when you wake up in the morning, and when you go to sleep at night.
● Post it on your desk.
● Make it your screensaver (on your phone; computer!)
● Repeat it a couple times a day.
● This habit can fall by the wayside after a few days, so keep those reminders posted!
Here’s my word: Renaissance: (In reference to revival, renewal, resurrection, reawakening)
One reason this is such an effective practice is that it’s SIMPLE. It’s JUST ONE WORD.
Once you choose your word, I’d love for you to share that with me! Comment below, and let me know what your word is!
Let’s make 2020 a year to remember,
Yours in health, Coach Mike