A body at rest stays at rest, while a body in motion stays in motion this is Newton’s first law of motion known as inertia. This same principle applies to our mental processes when making a change in our life, the hardest part is starting.
Whenever anyone has a goal the best thing to do is start today, it doesn’t have to be a monumental step, but getting started is the most crucial part.
A week, a month, a year from this moment you will look back and wish you started on the path to your goal today.“I’m starting on monday” is a dangerous saying. Most people’s mondays can last months and years. They never get started as a result.
Let go of the idea that we need to be perfect right out of the gate. No race begins at the finish line, getting to your goals should be treated the same way.It is a marathon not a sprint, start slowly and build.
Small daily improvements are the key to long term staggering results. Show up, do your best and check the box for the day. It isn’t always going to be pretty, but it will always count towards progress.
The clients I have worked with that achieved the best results were ready to start making changes the first time we spoke. They were consistent in their efforts, and accepted bumps along the way.
None of them were big changes, some of them drank an extra glass of water four times a week or went for a five minute walk twice a week. Over time those small habits compounded and gave them momentum towards much bigger goals.
Do something today that moves you closer to your goal. Once you begin you start to feel differently about how far your goal is ,but more importantly you feel better about yourself too.
You had the courage to admit that you are not happy with an aspect of your life rather than justifying it, that alone is progress towards a better you.
There are two kinds of goals people have; outcome and behavior based goals. An outcome based goal is the end result or goal that you hope to accomplish. An example would be to lose 30 pounds.
The biggest flaw with outcome based goals is that you can’t directly control your accomplishment of them. These goals are the result of many other habits that accomplished day after day.
Behavior based goals on the other hand are the habits you adopt accomplish an outcome based goal.
An example would be I am going to eat five servings of vegetables every day. Behavior based goals are my preferred method to help someone achieve a goal.
One of the most beneficial characteristics of a behavior goal is that you can directly control the goal.You give yourself the opportunity to be successful every single day, and use momentum to your advantage.
I highly encourage anyone out there who has a goal they’ve been thinking about to start today. Pretend tomorrow or Monday isn’t promised to you because truthfully it isn’t.
The path is going to be a little difficult and scary, but that is the cost of self improvement and being stronger version of yourself.
As you accomplish these small goals and develop habits you will develop your own resistance to getting off the path and become stronger for dealing with the challenges. Start today, your future self will thank you for it.
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These habits are based on getting you to your goal in a sustainable fashion that can be maintained, while keeping you accountable along the way.
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