- What's Holding You Back?
I often hear,
"I know what I need to do - I’m just not doing it!!
Break it down!
Turn your goal into a series of actions or tasks that you can actually
follow. For example, if your goal is to recharge throughout the day,
one of your actions would be to take a 5-minute stretching break at
your desk. Or to take a quick 20-minute power nap in the afternoon.
who can give you firsthand experience. For example, if you've never
exercised before, but you think it would be helpful... find people who
love to exercise and ask them what it does for them. The other option
(and I highly recommend this one) is to simply GO FOR IT! Do it - for
one week - and chances are, you will have experienced the benefits for
yourself and will want to continue.
Create a system.
If you want to do something, but you haven't created a space for it
in your calendar, it will never happen. If you haven't created a plan
for how to make it work, then it won't happen. Take 5 minutes to create
a plan, and you'll be one step closer. Plug it into your day. Plug it
into your daily routine.
Watch this negative thinking! No matter what happened in the past, this is a brand new time. A brand new goal. You are a different person than when you attempted this goal the last time.
You have a whole new chance to reach this goal. If you tell yourself you can't, then you can't.
But here's a question. If you've failed time and time again... and you've already gone through all of the questions above, and you've reduced all the obstacles that stand in your way... then perhaps you aren't meant to reach that goal in the first place!
For example, if you've been trying to lose those last 3 pounds for the last 30 years, maybe those 3 pounds aren't meant to be lost. If you've tried to run a marathon every year, but you keep getting injured 13 miles into the race, maybe you're supposed to run 1/2 marathons instead.