Don't overthink it.
Do you ever stop to think about the person you want to become? If so, do you ever wonder what it would take to become that version of yourself?
There are some people that wish they could be someone they're not. Out of those people, there are some that take the steps necessary to make those dreams a reality. And then there are some that never take one step towards them beause they assume their goals are so far out of reach they don't bother trying.
If you fall in the latter category, or somewhere in between the two, I want you to look at your life differently. I want you to ask yourself: If you knew you were capable of reaching your goal, would you do whatever it took to get there?
The first thing you need to do immediately is to stop assuming things about yourself. Stop blocking yourself from seeing your full potential. The only words you need to think are "I can" and "I will." Don't overthink it. Just do it. Make the choices and take the steps as if you were already that person. For example, if you wanted to be physically fit, but you come up with an excuse when it's time to workout, ask yourself "would a fit person skip the gym today?" The only way forward is to be about it.
I think a lot of people get intimidated by the work it takes to reach their goals. And I get that. It takes dedication, working when you're not motivated, a willingness to fail (which might be the hardest for some) and a bit of humility too. However, "work" doesn't have to be overwhelming. It doesn't have to be excruciating. What works (no pun intended) best for me personally, as well as for my clients, is making small, daily tweaks. Simple changes, that you can add into your lifestyle, are the needle movers. If you push too hard and too fast right away, you are bound to burn out and quit very quickly. However, if you're willing to go slower, be consistent, patient, and you expect there to be ebbs and flows in your journey, then it's like how the old fable "The Tortoise and the Hare" goes; slow and steady wins the race.
If you expect to move forward 100% in a week you will be disappointed, burnt out and feel defeated. But, if you set your expectations to make decisions that move you 1% closer to your goals on a daily basis, you are FAR more likely to not only achieve them but, sustain them.
Remember, don't look at the work as a punishment. If you do, you are choosing to fight against yourself on a daily basis. Motivation doesn't show up every day even for the most dedicated person. So, it's up to you to make it fun, make it rewarding, or make it mean something to you. And, of course, ask for help if you need it.
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Ali Naglee Wellness
Certified Holistic Health Coach