Reaching your goals doesn’t require monumental changes or quick-fix transformations. If you’re tired of giving up on your new goals or afraid you will easily give up on impending New Year’s resolutions, it’s time to adjust your environment and your mindset so you can see success. This is not about making your goals easier; it’s about making small changes in our everyday lives that will make the process of reaching our goals easier. Tweak your environment and mindset to finally reach your goals.
Goals become much more likely to become reality if we can break them down into small changes we can then form a habit around. Take a moment and think about what you could accomplish in a week, a month, or even a year if you created tiny habits today and kept building them up over time. Trying to make massive changes all at once usually leads to burn out or failure but taking small baby steps with tiny habits toward a bigger goal is doable, sustainable, and a road to success. Again, tweak your mindset to reach your goal by believing in small daily actions.
Here are some tips for making sure you achieve success in your habits and goals.
1. Make the good stuff easier to reach.
2. Make the bad stuff harder to get to.
3. Break bad habits by putting up obstacles.
4. Changing your identity can make it easier to change your habits.
5. Associating with like-minded people will influence who you become.
The Plateau of Latent Potential
from ATOMIC HABITS by James Clear
FIGURE 2: We often expect progress to be linear. At the very least, we hope it will come quickly. In reality, the results of our efforts are often delayed. It is not until months or years later that we realize the true value of the previous work we have done. This can result in a “valley of disappointment” where people feel dis- couraged after putting in weeks or months of hard work without experiencing any results. However, this work was not wasted. It was simply being stored. It is not until much later that the full val- ue of previous efforts is revealed.
“Bad habits are easier to abandon today then tomorrow.” ~ Proverb
I invite you to call me! I offer a JUMPSTART Your Healthy Habits Breakthrough Session for new clients. In this session, we will spend 40 minutes examining the health goals you desire. We will then pick one and identify one next step. Are you ready?