Be Clear and Concise With Your Goals …
With the new month comes new goals (and/or old ones revisited and refocus on how to achieve them this month).
So why is this month’s goals going to be different from last?
What steps are you going to take to have a plan in place and healthy strategies to achieve these goals? Choose the route you are headed, and focus on the steps to your final destination.
If there is no plan in place, how to we expect to get the end result that we want?
When I sit down with my clients one of the first questions I ask them what motivated you to come to me? And second, what are your goals in the next 3 months, 6 months, and 9 months? How are we going to get you to those goals?
Most people’s answer is “I want to get healthy”!
Then I go on to ask them what does “healthy” mean to you?
Anyone can say they want to be healthy, but if what if you consider healthy eating 3 times a week at Mcdonalds instead of 5, or skipping breakfast so I can have “less calories” these reasons might not be the “healthiest” way to get you to your ultimate goal.Which is????
This leads me to my next point, by using the broad term “healthy” we are essentially letting ourselves off the hook, health has so many different meanings, connotations, and is interpreted differently for each and every one of us.
After finding what “healthy” means to my client we then lay out specific intercut goals and set up a plan to hit these goals.
I recently had two clients enroll in a very intense 30 day challenge called “The Whole 30″ To give you a brief description there is no liquor, sugar, grains, legumes, dairy, and added sweeteners to be consumed for 30 days.
So we sat down before the challenge and I asked them to find their super “why”‘s ….
We had to pin point specific goals for the “why”, this way when they wanted to quit, throw in the towel, or lost sight of their purpose they could go back to these goals read them and remember why they are doing this in the first place.
We then went on to right down potential road blocks during these 30 days. As we can’t be home bodied hermits that never leave in fear of eating something or doing something wrong. One of my clients was nervous about giving up wine, she and her husband loved to have a glass of wine at night chat to wind down.
We found an easy solution…..She would put soda water with fresh-cut lime or lemon in a wine glass. She realized it was not about the wine, it was about the social aspect of holding that glass! We also created a meal plan for the week so she did not even have to think about what to make, or what to do when she wanted a snack etc…
From there we tackled all the other problems that she might face, and she felt so much better! She felt confident and commited because she had a significant reason to start this, a path laid out to follow, and a clear focus to the finish line!
Pin Point your goals fit ones! Find out what it is you ultimatly want. Is it to fit into those jeans that you have always wanted to but couldn’t quite get up?
Is it feeling good naked?
Is it to get off of your blood pressure or diabetes medication?
Whatever the reason, make it clear and concise! List the reasons you want it, what has stopped you in the past from getting it, and how and why you are going to get there now!
What are some of your Pin Pointed Goals for the month of July?
List in the comments below ……
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Posted by: Annie