How To Set Motivating And Fulfilling Goals For Yourself

Jul 9th, 2018

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How To Set Motivating And Fulfilling Goals For Yourself

Have you ever wonder why you can feel like one day, and then feel like a complete failure the next day? If you felt like The Rock everyday, all your goals would have been achieved, but the fact of the matter is, life happens and can throw you off your game. This article will show you why this happens to you, and how to overcome low motivation days. First step is to know what exactly your end goals are, or vision.

Vision is the premium gas in your motivation engine that will keep you fueled daily. The quickest way to boredom, stagnation, and feeling unfulfilled are having goals that do not move you emotionally. Basically, when you read your goals to yourself, and you don’t feel nervous, time to change.

If you don’t feel emotionally moved, then the hard days – and they will come- will just over power your decision making, filling your days with unproductive activities for hours at a time, maybe even days (talking from experience).

Here are goals that I have identified that people usually quit on after a 2 weeks:

  1. I want to lose 10 lbs for my vacation my upcoming vacation in 3 weeks.
  2. I want to lose 5 lbs for my 10 year class reunion in a few months.
  3. I want to lose 15 lbs for my upcoming wedding.

You are setting yourself up for failure and aggravation-even if you achieve these goals, it is unlikely that you maintain the results. The reason is these goals don’t have a real benefit for you and will not make you feel different; that’s why your motivation is present one day, and gone the next. Even better, you’ll workout a week and not return after that.

Imagine if you redirect your energy and had goals that moved you emotionally:

  1. I want to improve my sleep habits, so my stress levels decrease.
  2. I want to learn how to eat better, so I can feel more energetic.
  3. I want to lose 50 lbs to feel more confident, so I can live the life I want.

These goals are similar, but one set is more moving and addresses the lifestyle changes, also will propel you to keep your hard earned results. This is a journey and not a sprint. Have you ever seen anyone sprint in a marathon? It doesn’t end well. Have moving goals that will keep you motivated.

Zig Ziglar says it best, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well Neither does bathing-that’s why we do it everyday.”

Mr. Ziglar talks about the importance of reprogramming your mindset and behavior to achieve your transformation goals. In order to feel this internal motivation, overcoming your self-sabotaging behaviors, you have to change the current vision and thought of yourself.

You have to “bathe” in motivation that inspires you. My interpretation of this quote was, it’s OK to not feel “motivated” daily, but you have the choice to refill your cup with motivation, or refill it with self-limiting beliefs. Motivational content, whether it’s YouTube, articles, interviews, will keep your feet on the pavement toward your vision.

Thank you for reading this and if you found it valuable, please share with a friend.

One more thing.

If you are to work with me as a client, where you’ll get a customized program and keep you highly accountable, contact me here.

Look forward to your progress.

-Coach Has

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