This month we’ve been talking a LOT about goals and getting back on track for the New Year.
2020 was rough. Really rough.
We were home a LOT more, our everyday routines were completely different, we probably were eating different food, and there was also a lot of stress.
And even though the issues are still here and bigger than ever, we need to achieve some sort of normalcy and stop waiting for the chaos to subside.
If you’re ready to take control in 2021 and achieve your goals that may have been put on the back burner this article will help!
As we were doing research for this post, we did some looking around online … and we found a LOT of info about success habits. WAY too much, in fact!
We can’t even tell you how many different articles we saw outlining the 30 different habits you need to be successful, or the 20 must-have habits, or even 50 or more!
That is a LOT of habits. Who has time every day for all those extra habits?
It actually made us laugh, because we truly believe the simpler and more streamlined you make things, the more likely you are to stick with them.
You do NOT need 50 habits to be successful. Or even 20!
We want to talk about just 5 simple habits that will help you reach your goals…
and the even better news is, they’ll help you achieve almost anything you want in life.
These 5 habit ideas come from Jack Canfield (one of the greats!), who created the Chicken Soup series of books.
Are you ready for Habit #1?!
The first habit is to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF and BELIEVE that you can achieve it.
When you’re first starting something new or going after a big goal, it can be really hard to believe you can actually do it.
But you can …. you just have to believe it. The fact is, you can do almost anything you put your mind to, as long as you put in the work to make it happen. And doing the work is totally under your control!
The second habit is … HAVING SPECIFIC GOALS.
Successful people are always working TOWARD something. Your brain likes having something specific to work toward. It helps give you focus and drive.
What separates your goals from your dreams, is that your goals have a deadline.
So, instead of saying, “I want to run a 5K,” you would say, “By September 1, I will be able to run a 5K.”
The third habit is … GOING THE EXTRA MILE.
In business, this is called over-delivering. It’s giving your clients more than they signed up for, or going above and beyond on the work you’re doing for your boss.
But it also works in your own health and fitness …
It could be holding a plank for an extra few seconds, when your mind is telling you it’s too hard and you want to stop. Or it’s jogging that extra 50 steps to the next mailbox without quitting.
Or even following through on your commitment to yourself to eat more veggies by doubling up on your dinnertime servings of broccoli.
#4 is actually our FAVORITE… SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE TAKE ACTION.
Nothing will happen unless something HAPPENS … and for that to occur, you have to take ACTION. You have to DO SOMETHING.
It’s true that taking those first couple of steps can seem daunting, but it’s also exciting!
You’ll never run that 5K if you never take a step. You’ll never write that book if you don’t start writing … or you’ll never lose the weight unless you take action to make it happen!
Believe in yourself … set a goal … go the extra mile … and TAKE ACTION. See how these are all building on each other?
Which leads to the fifth habit of highly successful people …THEY SHOW APPRECIATION.
They are grateful for the process, and they take time to thank the people who help them along the way.
You have a choice in how you feel about the journey to achieve your goals. You can feel negative and resent it, or you can feel positive and grateful for the opportunity to create a change.
Bonus, if you show appreciation and have gratitude, people will be more apt to help you along the way.
So, there you have it:
- Believe in yourself
- Set a goal with a deadline
- Go the extra mile
- Take action
- Show appreciation
What are YOU working toward now? What goals are you setting? Let us know in the comments, or send us a DM. It’s always inspiring to hear what you are doing!
Join us LIVE Wednesday January 20, 2021 for our Workshop: How to Set Goals that Stick: 5 Proven Goal Setting Strategies to Get What You Want!
If you’ve struggled to reach your health and fitness or weight loss goals you don’t want to miss it!