3 things to help you achieve your goals in 2015

3 things to help you achieve your goals in 2015

How are you getting on with your New Year Resolutions?  If you’re anything like me they’re not going well.  Why is it we can be full of good intentions but our good intentions just fizzle to nothing?

My coach recently gave me some great advice which helped me turn my goals around and get them back on track, so in the spirit of “sharing” I thought I’d pass these nuggets of pure gold onto you :)

1 WRITE YOUR INTENTION – As simple as this sounds it really does work.  Spend some time and think about what it is you want to achieve, when do you want to achieve it by?  Now imagine yourself there, you’ve achieved your goal…how does it feel?  Write a short paragraph detailing how you feel.  This is so powerful, trust me, the act of  imaging yourself actually having achieved whatever it is you want to achieve will have already taken you one step closer to achieving it.

2. JUST DO 1 THING – Part of the reason our resolutions fail is because we go at them at full speed with an “all or nothing” attitude. But what if you take the Turtle instead of the Hare approach and just do 1 thing daily which supports your goal?  Some people may choose 3 things or even 5 things but how about just starting with 1 and increasing it as you form habits.  It’s a well known fact if you practice something daily for 21 days it will become a habit…how hard can it be to just do 1 thing!  A great book I’ve read is called The One Thing – The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results – Gary Keller

3. ENJOY THE JOURNEY – most of us are so focused on the end result we forget to enjoy the journey.  I love to walk and scramble up mountains but my aim is always to get to the top…I only ever remember the feelings I have when I’m there, never the foot steps I’ve made or the views on the way.  

One thing I’ve learnt for sure is that life is about Here and There…when you get to Here you always want to be There, so how about enjoying the journey otherwise, what’s the point?

So whatever your goal, losing weight, buying a house, moving job or quitting smoking…decide on your 1 thing and do it consistently – let new habits form.

Good luck with your goals – hope this helps – Louise