It’s amazing you’re here. Waiting for words of wisdom and inspiration to get on track to a healthier, stronger, more powerful and commited YOU.
Envisioning your future self and setting goals for the win.
All too often people jump in with what to do without thinking about the whys to do it.
It’s pretty silly in fact to come up with solutions without first knowing what the problem is you’re trying to solve. And really, if you think about it, goals are a form of problem solving.
My clients have said things like, ‘I want to do 100 pushups a day’ or ‘I want to lose 25 pounds by summer’ or ‘I want to feel more energetic for the grandkids’. These statements actually translate as – I’m not as strong as I would like to be or I’m embarrassed to step foot on the beach looking like this or I don’t have the energy to enjoy precious moments playing with my grandchildren. All ‘problems’ we would like to solve and a dissatisfaction of where we are holding now.
Do I really want to do 100 pushups or am I just feeling physically vulnerable. Do I really want to lose 25 pounds or do I need to work on creating healthier habits and to change my mindset to love myself regardless of what my body looks like. Do I really want to play with the grandkids or am I scared that getting older means I’m fragile and not as nimble and mobile as I once was.
When we set goals – we are attempting to fill an emotional and/or physical need. Whatever area we feel is lacking, contributes to our feelings of inadequacy or dissatisfaction. Only when we feel whole and full, can we reach our true potential in life.
Goals are not just some fluff word we throw around at the end of a 6 week diet challenge; it’s in our best interest to take serious account of what we feel is lacking in our lives and start investing in filling that hole. Some deep inner work is in order here to pinpoint the crux of how to turn ourselves around and be the best version of ourselves.
Our goals, whether they are written down, kept accountable, or just a wish for bigger and better ways of living, keep us focused on being the best we can be.
The goal of goals is to experience honest, deep and lasting transformation.
There is a method to creating goals called the ‘SMART method’. This means identifying a Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timebound action that will bring us to a desired outcome.
Compounding the SMART method with the deep inner work of choosing appropriate goals that reflect our truest desires, whether it is a physical, mental or spiritual endeavor, will bring us that much closer to being the person of our dreams and aspirations.
My wish for you is this, right now, or whenever you feel most relaxed and in an expansive mood, take a few moments to write down the ‘whats’ and the ‘whys’. What you feel is lacking and what you want to change in your life and why change would be important to you and those dear to you. Once you establish what it is you want to change and why, envision the person you want to be 3 months from now, 6 months from now and 1 year from now.
Once you discover your WHY, and you have a vision of a more complete, more content, more productive, stronger and healthier mind, body and spirit, then use the SMART goal method to define the steps towards your more perfected self.
There is no such thing as perfect in this world, but with the right planning, good intentions, consistency and support, you have the potential to be whoever you want to be.
Setting SMART goals and getting to the core of your WHYs is all part of the Foundation Package program I offer. I’ll be on your team and be your cheerleader the whole way through. Schedule a discovery call and we’ll chat about how I can help.