What Separates Those Who Achieve Goals?
Ever felt like this when trying to achieve a goal? You're not alone. Why do some succeed and others fail?
I've been blessed to be a part of some incredible success stories over the years, and was reflecting on what stood out about those individuals and the pursuit of their goal. Here is what stood out:
1. They were willing to change habits and behaviors.
2. They wanted to understand and learn the process.
3. It became a lifestyle.
4. They were willing to work on changing their relationship with food and exercise.
5. They had given serious time and attention to their goal, it was real to them.
6. The goal became a top priority in their life.
7. They understood it may take awhile.
8. They were o.k. with not enjoying every aspect of the process.
9. They were resilient.
10. They were ready.
Sometimes it can take months to a year to achieve a major goal. Impatience to achieve it can cause shortcuts that lead to injury or setbacks. In sports and in life, those who succeed enjoy the process.
Resilience is important because there will be ups and downs, life will throw a curve at you.
You may have differing levels of energy to give on each day, even so, still show up and still try.
There is no such thing as a maintenance phase. To prevent chronic diseases and weight gain you will always need exercise in your life. Exercise is a relationship. Like any relationship, invest time and attention and it will flourish.
Everybody wants to succeed. Those who do consciously change the way they act and think.