Yeah I just had that moment when I realized all the things I thought was going to happen, isn’t going to happen. To high ambitions, too many goals, in too many areas. It happens to all of us. If you can’t relate to this, you’re either a freak (good for you!) or you’ve never put up any goals.
But I planned for this, I didn’t think it was going to happen this quickly, but an INTENSE week really put me to the test, and I didn’t hold up. But that’s alright, because I have my weekly Friday evaluation session where I can re-ground myself. Look back at the week, analyse and reflect on how I’ve been progressing on my goals AND do some tweaking.
I talked a some about this in my weekly live evaluation I did earlier today, if you want to watch the replay, you’ll find it here: https://youtu.be/6MaXxsKkcEs?t=20m57s
But the gist of it is that You need to make sure that you know what it is that you want, you have a well thought out strategy for how to reach it, and most importantly you’re properly motivated for WHY you actually want this. This follows both Simon Sinek’s golden circle, and the fundamental principles behind Tony Robins RPM planning method and David Allen’s Getting things Done approach.
- The what – Am I getting what I want
- The How – Is the strategy I’m using working? For instance If it’s concerning training, how an what exercise am I doing. There’s a thousand ways to l lose weight if that’s a goal. Maybe you’ve decided to start running every day, but think it’s the most boring thing in the world. News flash – that’s not going to work! Find a better way!
- The Why – Making sure you have deep motivation for what you’re pursuing is the most important thing. Take the time to actually write this down. And if it’s not easy, then perhaps it not a goal you should pursue?
So I know what I’m up to this weekend – revisiting and planning my New Year’s goals!
Good luck, see you tomorrow.
Video links to related content:
How great leaders inspire action | Simon Sinek
Rapid Planning Method(RPM) Tony Robbins
The Natural Planning Model by David Allen