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The 2 Most Powerful Words You Need To Achieve Your Goals This Year

 

While the world is continuously changing and adapting, we have an opportunity to create new routines and habits. Last week we talked about picking one or two things you want to achieve and adding cues in your life so it’s automated into your daily routine.

 

This week we’re continuing our new years resolution series to help you stick to your goals this year. Dr. Rob is sharing his next two powerful tips he uses to achieve his goals:

One of the best ways to gauge how successful you’ll be is to see how strongly you feel about this goal! Emotion, or how badly you want to succeed is a major predictor of success. There’s a big difference between I’d like to be more active and I NEED to be more active so that I can keep up with my kids or grandkids.

 

So here are the next two most important things to think about when deciding on your goals this year:

 

When the WHY Becomes Big Enough the HOW Takes Care of Itself

 

While you’re writing up how you’re going to achieve your goals write down your WHY. Why do you want to reach this goal? Do you want to start running because you want to get healthier? Lose weight? Run a marathon? Find out your WHY and write it down so when things get tough you remember why you started!

 

It’s important to write down your goals and make them SMART!

 

Specific

It should have a clear, highly-specific end-point. If it’s too vague it’s harder to achieve. “I’m going to run 5km this year” is very specific, but “I’m going to run more this year” is too vague.


Measurable

You need to be able to accurately track your progress so you can judge when a goal will be met. “I want to be able to run 5km in under 30 minutes” gives you something to measure. You can easily tell your run time using a watch or your phone.

Attainable

Make sure your goal is realistic, if you aim too high you may become discouraged if you struggle to achieve it. If you’ve never run before telling yourself you can run 5km in under 30 minutes in the next month might be too lofty of a goal but saying you’re going to run 3 days a week for 10 weeks might be more attainable.

Relevant

The goal is something you want and that’s going to benefit you. It has to be something you care about! If you hate running then you’re less likely to actually stick to it. Ask yourself why you want to achieve this goal!

Time-Bound

Give yourself a (reasonable) deadline! Saying you’re going to run more this year sounds good but saying “I’m going to run 3 times a week for 10 weeks” sounds better and provides a reasonable schedule and timeline.

 

Making a plan of how you’re going to achieve your goal is going to improve your chances of following through and gives you a good idea of how to get there!

 

The Two Most Powerful Words:

 

I AM…

“I am someone who works out regularly”

“I am someone who eats healthy most of the time”

“I am someone who practices mindfulness”

 

If you attach a label to yourself you start identifying with it. If you miss your workouts for a week you’re still someone who works out, if you forget to journal one day you’re still someone who practices mindfulness. When you identify with a label it’s easier to forgive yourself when you naturally slip up. Nobody’s perfect!

 

So here are 4 most important things to keep your resolutions this year:

  1. Pick One Thing
  2. Automate It
  3. Write Your WHY
  4. I am…

 

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