Before you set a goal - a small blog based on some uncommon sense!
I got up early this morning because I know many of you reading this are ahead of the UK time zone and are probably well on your way to enjoying the New Year festivities. Tomorrow morning you may wake up feeling a bit jaded and wishing the next 12 months will be transformational. But before you go setting some big, life-changing, goals, give me a few minutes of your time.
We're about to head into Zombie Season. 😂
Over the next few weeks, keep an eye out for people torturing their bodies. They'll be getting up unfeasibly early, jogging, stretching and looking lifeless. In short they will look miserable. WHY? Because they set a resolution to lose weight, exercise more and feel ten years younger!
A resolution is a Wannabe Goal. So let's look at the anatomy of a goal that is not going to be achieved.
The last point is crucial. Even if the past is littered with poor achievement, half-hearted attempts and outright failures, there are still a number of clues that can help us solve the mystery of developing life-changing goals - if we look for them. In this week's video, "Before You Set A Goal", I've provided a few questions you can ask yourself to frame a great review of the year gone by and determine what you might like to commit to going forward. You'll be surprised at how much rich material 2020 has provided for setting great goals in 2021.
Setting a goal is like building a house. It needs firm foundations, it needs great groundwork! Most importantly, every house build is broken down into an almost limitless set of smaller goals, starting with the foundations.
To wrap this up quickly and get you started, here are a few things you can do to ensure this year, your resolutions feel more achievable and energising instead of energy-sapping! Let's continue the idea of a health goal.
Bathe in the feelings. Work every day feeling like it has already happened - like it's a done deal. You'll be amazed at how many daily goals you'll soon exceed.
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