We've all been there before. We have set these massive goals for our lives and they never come to pass. Maybe you are one of those people that hates the New Year, simply because it reminds you of things not moving forward in your life.
I know it's depressing to think about. I'm sorry.
I believe the reason why most people don't achieve their goals is that they are incomplete. Here's what I mean:
Zach sets a goal to lose 50 pounds.
So Zach joins the gym, buys healthier food, and find a good workout plan. He's super excited! The problem is two weeks into this new life, Zach gets hungry, irritated, and the scale isn't moving as fast as he thinks it should.
So he gives up and decides to drown his sorrows with a pint of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. (Real Story. I'm an emotional eater.) I know you've been here too.
So how do we fix it? How do we achieve the goals we have for our health, marriage, or life? Here's what I recommend
1. You need to pick a big goal. (This is called an Output Goal)
An output goal is at the end of everything you want _________. You want to achieve __________. You want to weigh ___________. Write this goal down.
Now, you're finished!! Just kidding.
2. You need to write down 4- 5 smaller goals. (These are called Behavioral Goals.)
A behavioral goal is a smaller goal that will help you achieve your output goal. For example: If Zach wants to lose 50 pounds, here are some examples of behavioral goals:
Zach will workout three times a week.
Zach will meal prep his dinner every week.
Zach will not eat any food within 2 hours of bed.
Zach will only drink water each day.
Zach will have a weekly checkin with an accountability partner for updates on progress.
These behavioral goals do a few things. First off, they will give you something smaller to measure. This will keep you motivated! Secondly, they will give you something to celebrate every single week!
The only way we get to celebrate the big wins is if we celebrate the small wins!
Take some time today and ask yourself, "What's an output goal I want to achieve?" Secondly, write down five behavioral goals that will help you get to that big goal!
Excited to see you make this happen!!