Redefining Goals: The Journey Beyond Achievement

I wanted to share my thoughts around a subject we talked about this week on our group coaching call.

One of the subjects that came up was about goals. Now I’ll talk about a few things so stay with me here.

A comment came up that said, I tried to set goals before but I wasn’t successful so that doesn’t give me the interest to set them again. So here’s the thing, with anything you do, if you find some sort of failure that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try again.

I grew up as an athlete, on any team we work towards a championship. In most cases you ‘fail’, even if you’re very successful. Does that mean you don’t play the next year, or don’t strive for a championship ever again?

Let’s look at another example. You’re in a relationship that doesn’t workout, does that mean you don’t ever try to make any other type of relationship work again in your life?

Another comment came in that said something like, when I achieved my goal that I was working on for years, it was less than climactic.

The hard truth is, that’s normal. What’s worse is there’s post goal depression that often comes with achieving goals.

So the obvious follow up question: Then what’s the point of setting a goal?

You set them for inspiration, you set them for the motivation much of the world lacks when it comes to accomplishments. You embark on a Journey that sets you a part from most when you set your sights on something you’re not sure that you’ll accomplish.

It’s about the person you become, it’s about every step of the way, it’s the changes you make within yourself. This is such a hard topic to drive home because we’ve found most don’t want to do the work it takes to find a goal, set a plan and go after it like nothing going to stop you.

Creating these action steps, will be life changing without question. But it’s not easy, and that’s why you likely need help to make that happen.

More truth, achieving your weight loss goal isn’t exciting. It’s a number, how could it be? So because of, let’s call it a shallow goal of weight loss, as you get closer to it, you don’t always feel excited, and when you hit it, I can just about guarantee you, you’re not going to be jumping around like you won the lottery or just won the superbowl. Again, less than climactic.

Reason being, you’re focusing on the wrong thing. You don’t want weight loss, you want what weight loss can offer you. Freedom to feel comfortable in your own clothes, love so you don’t hate what you see in the mirror, inner confidence, and so so much more!

And I feel like that’s where much of the world has gone wrong. And that’s exactly why we yoyo diet and are never really happy with our weight or body image. We’re chase a mirage, we’re going after something that isn’t there.

It’s the celebration along the way, it’s the person you become, it’s the evolution of yourself, and that’s where the focus needs to be, and what should be celebrated.

Let me end with, you don’t lack motivation to exercise or eat right. It’s more than that. If you need some help understanding and learning how to properly set and achieve so you wake up with passion and excitement, we’re only a message away.

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