How often do you set a goal and spend time and energy on it, but then your motivation goes, and you never actually achieve it? And then it happens again and again … Sounds familiar?
The good news is that you aren’t the only one – only up to 10% of people actually achieve their goals.
The bad news is that it reduces your future motivation further.
I will share with you three tips that I have been using with my clients for over 15 years to help them achieve their health goals. In particular, I used these tips with my lovely female clients who wanted to tone up and lose weight very often, repeatedly and unsuccessfully.
- Spend your energy on improving your motivation, not the goal itself
We tend to put all our physical and mental energy into achieving the goal. If you didn’t truly want to achieve your goal, you would not set it in the first place. However, we spend very little energy on boosting and maintaining our motivation.
TIP: set your goal as you need a direction to follow but then direct your attention to finding ways to motivate yourself instead.
- Create a supportive environment for your goals
Okay, I know what you are saying: I always prepare my workout clothes ahead of time. I plan to go to the gym and buy fresh fruits and vegetables. BUT. I never actually do much more about achieving my health goals. What you are doing is creating a supportive PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT. What you need to do as well is create a supportive MENTAL/SPIRITUAL ENVIRONMENT.
TIP: Again, instead of spending energy on the goal itself, focus on finding ways to create a peaceful mind-frame that will provide you with energy and space for your health goal (check out my FREE facebook group). Regardless of how much you want to achieve your goal, if you are stressed, anxious, overwhelmed or in general in a negative mind frame, achieving your goal will be effortful, and your chances of achieving it are very slim.
- Visualise your goal as if you have already achieved it
Many people find this step hard to do simply because we lack trust in ourselves – possibly due to past failures. You may find it hard to see yourself at the end of this journey if you have self-doubt. However, even if you don’t believe in yourself, the truth is that while you have not (yet) achieved your goal, you have already ENGAGED in the PROCESS of achieving it, and that is 100% true – and you can genuinely believe that.
TIP: Visualise yourself DOING, SAYING and SEEING things that will happen once you achieve your goal.
Over the past fifteen years, I have helped hundreds of women to achieve their goals. You aren’t an exemption – you can achieve your goals too.
If you have not achieved your goal yet, it doesn’t mean you won’t achieve it in the future.
If you have not achieved your goal yet, it doesn’t mean you haven’t engaged in the process of achieving it yet – you are already on your way!
If you have not achieved your goal yet, you are not a failure – you just need to change your ways.
I love hearing back from my clients, so please comment below on how this blog helped you with your health goals.