Welcome to 2022! Here we are at the beginning of yet another year and this is always an exciting time. In order to be completely transparent, one of my goals is to write more. So now that I am putting it out there, feel free to hold me accountable! Specifically, my goal is 2 blog posts per month and in order to do that I have a few key things that I am doing to make that happen.
This brings us to the objective of this first blog post of the year, how do we effectively meet our goals without feeling overwhelmed? How do we pick our goals and plan a strategy around them to get to where we need to be? We all create goals of some sort but rarely do we ever meet them. This is simply due to the fact that we have no plan. We have no course of action on how to get from point A to B. We throw things against a wall to see what sticks and instead of creating a sustainable habit, we binge or deprive ourselves to get to our goal BUT we always revert back because there is no sustainability.
Here is HOW we do this:
Pick a goal you want to accomplish
Figure out 2-3 things that you can do to help you meet that goal.
Repeat for up to 3 total goals
As a practical example, one of my goals this year is to deadlift 550 pounds. This is a stretch goal for me and is going to push me very hard. In order to accomplish this I have several HABITS that are going to feed into this goal. These habits are what I need to do every day consistently to help me get to my main goal.
Sleep 7 hours a night
Eat for performance and NOT for weight loss.
THIS is how you hit your goal. Set up daily habits you can hit that, when done consistently, will lead you to your goal. That's it, nice and simple, right? While it may sound easy and look easy, it rarely is. This is why we focus on smaller tasks so that we avoid being overwhelmed and can build these habits.
Building a habit leads to much more than just hitting a goal though, right? What is going to happen to me from sleeping 7 hours a night and making that a habit? I’m probably going to be healthier, reduce my stress, and generally feel better overall. When I feel better, I am going to make better choices in my daily life. I am much more likely to be in a better mood too.
What habits are you going to implement to hit your goal this year?