Almost every morning, I wake up and I head to the gym.
I do this on purpose because it not only helps wake me up, but I also know if I don’t do it first thing, I won’t do it at all. In fact, and maybe I shouldn’t admit this but, I’m totally going to any way ‘cause, why not…Yesterday, I got up, not feeling my best, but with that “fight through it” attitude. I headed out the door knowing I had to stop at the local Clerks office to finish up some stuff for Feel This Happy, after I went to the gym.
The gym is legitimately 30 seconds down the same exact street.
In my mind, I was like, “Girl, you got this!”
Then I pulled into the gym parking lot, couldn’t find a spot, circled around and oops! Out the parking lot I went.
I know, I shook my head at myself, too. I justified it by parking where I would have to walk a couple extra minutes to get my papers filed. (Hey, at least I got that done.)
My point is, I know myself. I knew that when I got up, based on how I felt, it was going to be really easy for me to just not go to the gym – and, man was I right. The lack of quick parking space was enough for every fiber of my being to give in.
We all should know ourselves better than anyone else. So, what do you know about yourself when it comes to your goals?
Maybe you’re someone that doesn’t feel accomplished without a checklist. Or you know that you want to write more or be more artsy but don’t get in the right creative mindset until late at night. Are you someone that if you know there’s desert in the house, it’s a must after dinner? So much for that diet, huh?
I was you to take a moment and really think about the goal(s) you want to achieve and then think about how you’ve gotten in your own way.
What are the little things you can do to prevent yourself from being unsuccessful in your goals?
Things to think about:
- Accountability is a huge factor in any goal. Have an accountability buddy to put you in your place if you’re slacking off.
- Have a specified goal. Make tiny achievable goals that’ll lead you to the final, bigger picture goal. If you make more attainable commitments, you’re more bound to feel successful and confident in reaching what you desire to achieve.
- Don’t be so hard on yourself. You’re going to have bad days and bad moments along the way and that’s okay. Just shake it off and tell yourself you can do it! And remind yourself of the ways you’ve already been successful.