Do Your Words Speak Louder Than Your Actions?
Most New Year’s resolutions are broken within the first few days of making them. It is only a rare few that can make those resolutions last past 3 weeks, and even fewer people make their resolutions a complete reality. Instead of our actions speaking louder than our words, we’ve become a society that has reversed the paradigm. In other words, we all talk a very big game, but when push comes to shove, we have no follow-through with our lofty goals.
There Is One Essential Key To Success
In order to achieve goals, it is more important to set small, achievable goals than lofty end goals. It can be discouraging to not be able to achieve the goal of losing 20 pounds in a month, but not everyone can do that in a healthy way! A more achievable goal using this scenario would be to achieve a weight loss of 1 or 2 pounds per week. This way you can improve your health, meet achievable goals, inspire yourself to do more, and get results. Without results, there is no hope. Without hope, goals don’t just seem to matter like they did when those goals were initially set.
How Do You Walk Up a Staircase?
No matter what goal you’ve set for yourself and no matter who you are, it is nearly impossible to climb a set of stairs with just one step. There are certainly some very lucky people who use a little bit of skill and a lot of luck to make that happen, but for the average person, climbing a set of stairs means climbing up one or two steps at a time. These small steps are the smaller goals that you set for yourself to achieve your ultimate goal. It works because you can see your progress [you're not on the bottom step any more] and you feel good about the work you’ve done. Most importantly, you can keep your eyes on the prize that sits there waiting for you on the top step.
How Do You Set Realistic Goals?
Because consistency is how someone can meet any goal, we must be able to set realistic goals for ourselves to achieve. If you haven’t ever fasted before and you want to start a juice fast to lose weight, most people in those circumstances won’t be able to just start a 60 day juice fast at the snap of their fingers. They need to build up to that goal by setting smaller, complimentary goals. You could start by fasting for one day. Then you could see how your body reacts, adapt to that information, and then set a more progressive goal, like a two day fast.
What Goals Could You Set For Yourself Today?
Whether it is for your career, your health, or for your finances, setting small and achievable goals is your pathway to success. Take a look at what you want to accomplish in the long term, then set short term goals that are challenging, yet obtainable, so that you can progress toward that long term goal. When you can do that, your actions will speak louder than your words once again.
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