"If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse."
If you're in the mood for a bit of end of year reflecting, settle in under a blanket and nice warm drink. Grab a pen & paper (or your phone). Let’s make a brilliant plan for next year.
Firstly, ask yourself what do you love to do? What brings you joy? This will come in handy later in this process.
So here goes:
Choosing your Goal
Which ONE area of your life are you the most stuck on?
What do you most want to change in this area?
What one goal would make the most difference once achieved?
Creating Good Feeling
What are you grateful for in your 'stuck' life area?
What have you already achieved or figured out in relation to your chosen area?
Why do you want this outcome? Use the '5 Whys' to get to the deeper reasons. For example,
‘I want to run a 5k’
1st why: ‘because I want to get fitter’
2nd why (why do you want to get fitter?): ‘because I don’t want to be fat and tired all the time.
3rd why: ‘because I want to look better and have more energy’
4th why: ‘because I want to be able to keep up with my friends’
5th why: ‘because I want to feel included’
How will things pan out for you if you DON’T reach your goal?
How motivated are you to complete your goal on a scale of 1 to 10? Read this to help you get a goal your excited by and motivated to succeed with.
Where can you turn for encouragement and inspiration (friend or reading, watching, listening material)?
Which actions would most help you complete your goal easily, effectively and quickly?
How can you incorporate activities you love into your plan (as part of the actions themselves or as reward)?
What task will you do in the next 24 hours to get the ball rolling?
What 3-5 tasks will you do this week?
How will you stay accountable and keep track of your progress?
When you take some time to consider what you want, how you will get there and why it's worth it, you might be surprised at what you can achieve!
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