I have been working with goal setters for the last 14 years. Working in the fitness industry, goals are always part of the conversation with clients. I’ve witnessed women on top of the world because they just crushed a goal. I’ve also witnessed women set the same goal over and over, feeling defeated and deflated in their self-proclaimed failure to ever reach said goal. This can be a viscous cycle that is really damaging to one’s mental health.
Here are 4 reasons I frequently see women fail to meet their goals:
1. You haven’t seriously considered how amazing your life would be if you actually met your goal. Have you really deeply considered what your life would be like if you meet your goal? Would you be more patient with your kids, more productive at work, have more desire to fuel your body well? Would you have more energy and less anxiety? Would you feel more in control of your life and more assertive in your relationships?
2. You’re not putting enough structure around them. If you’re not specific about your goal and the EXACT steps you need to take to accomplish it, you’re not going to succeed. A blueprint of sorts is essential.
3. You’re holding out for a quick fix or next week, next month, next year.
Stop waiting and start taking action. It is really as simple as that. A quick fix is a temporary bandaid. It will wash off after just a few days. Life will always be busy. The “right time” will never present itself. If you’re serious about accomplishing something, you must START.
4. You don’t believe in yourself and you’re quick to give up. Self-limiting beliefs are the silent killer of most goals. You must take steps to improve your head game and tell yourself you ARE worth it. Talk out your plan with a friend or mentor you know would be a great cheerleader. Seeing someone else’s confidence in you will give you confidence in yourself. You must be kind to yourself every damn day – telling yourself you ARE worth it and you CAN do it.
Listen in to this episode to hear exactly how you can combat these hiccups and roadblocks. I have seen women and moms just like you turn their lives around because they made a plan and committed to working the plan. You truly can do anything – as long as YOU believe you can.