Now that the new year is in full swing and we are already into February, how are you feeling about the goals you set? Are you still as excited and making forward strides? Or are you feeling discouraged by a lack of progress?
You may have started the year with massive action and four or five weeks later, you are no closer to meeting your goals.
You may have made the decision to go to the gym every morning or go for a run every day, but then inevitably life happens. Before too long, you are not honoring your decisions. Or you may be sticking with the plans but not seeing any outward results.
Our minds, once again begin to attack us and question our decisions. What is the right thing to do? How will we reach our goals? Who can help us? These questions can overcome us and stop us in our tracks.
But what if this is all thought error? The lack of outward progress does not mean that transformation is not taking place. Just the act of setting the intention to do something, indicates that change has begun, whether or not other people see or notice it.
Just because we may not know “how” to do something, should not derail or prevent us from moving forward on the things we know we should do. And check your gut. Are you avoiding the hard things? When we are not honoring our eating plan, we cannot blame failure of results on the plan. The plan is neutral. Were you sticking with it?
And sometimes, we rush the process. We quit too soon. We may be on the brink of a break through and we quit. I recently read an email from New York Times, Best Selling Author, Jeff Goins. He was asked on a podcast what the biggest reason for failure in online business was. He said “impatience.”
I also remember a podcast episode from Michael Hyatt. He said something like when we are driving and we see a sign up ahead, the sign gets clearer the closer we get to it. We can use the same analogy in reaching our goals. The “how” will get clearer the closer we get to the goal. But we must not quit on the process.
So if you have started out the year with a distinct set of action steps, continue to do them, measure them, and see which ones bring you success. S.M.A.R.T goals are specific, measurable, actionable, relevant, and time bound. Trust in the process that as you complete, measure, and evaluate the results of these actions steps, you will continue to tweak them, until you find what works. This is the definition of taking massive action. Not quitting until you realize your results.
Keep pushing forward. If you need help or accountability in staying true to your goals and the actions necessary to reach them, send me an email or message me, and we can explore the steps that will get you where you want to go.