Finding your “why” - the reason for doing what you do - is very important to your goal setting.
We have 3 techniques to help you stay driven and focused on your “why” and any outcome you want to achieve.
The Feel Process
This is about how to stay emotionally connected to your goal
Firstly, identify your goal (e.g. I want to eat healthier and lose weight)
How does it make you feel Scale of 1 -10 (8 or more has the most meaning for you)
If it’s less than an 8, reframe the goal so that it feels better and moves the number on the scale closer to a 10 (e.g. I want eat healthier so I’m a better parent to my kids)
This is about visualising your goal coming to life. Visualising helps us manifest an outcome in our minds eye before it has even happened.
Most importantly – make it real! How? By using your senses:
What does it look like when you’re there? What colours are there? Remember the colour and write it down
What can you hear when you’re there? What are you absorbing?
What does it smell or taste like when you’re there?
Then on a daily basis, read these back to yourself and visualise the moment again!
Obstacles vs. Excuses
First up – Excuses.
This is about being aware of and changing your language.
If you’re a ‘Negative Nancy’ about yourself, write down those limiting beliefs
Reframe the negative thought with a positive one or an affirmation
Over time your subconscious will remember it and will become the new normal
Secondly – Obstacles.
These are real, legit, and exist in the real world. Like having to go pick up the kids at 3.30pm, which may interfere with an exercise goal you may have.
Planning is the key: Make a plan around how you’re going to overcome them
You know they’re going to happen/they’re a problem for you, so you can plan in advance