1. Be in the Right Mindset
You have to know your why… why is accomplishing this goal important to you? ( MY WHY IS MY DAUGHTER AND FAMILY.. I HAVE PUT IT IN MY HEAD THAT THEY NEED ME AND I WONT EVER LET THEM DOWN). How will it ultimately improve your life? If you don’t have a compelling enough answer for yourself, then you probably won’t stick to it since it’s not that important to you. You have to want to change bad enough, because when the going gets tough, you’ll quit.( YOU ALL KNOW ME AND I AM NOT A QUITTER AND I KNOW THE ATMOSPHERE OF BREAKAWAY IS NOT THAT OF QUITTERS.) Nobody wants to sacrifice for something that they don’t see a lot of value in.
To put yourself in the right mindset you also need to be reading the right books, and talking to people with similar interests. If you do that you’ll never need another reminder because it has now become a part of your life. I WILL START POSTING THE BOOK I READ ON SOCIAL MEDIA AS I HAVE BEEN RECENTLY… AND ASK ME ABOUT IT .. LETS CHAT AND COMPARE NOTES.
Personally, I realized that I wasn’t in the right mindset at one point since I was not reading books the way i once did, I was watching more tv than usual, and just being an overall work zombie. I would get up, go to work, and come back home. Improving your mindset will significantly improve other areas of your life.
2. Make the Habit a Priority
During the time that I wasn’t in the right mindset, I realized that my schedule was very overwhelming. I would jump out of bed 40 minutes before I needed to leave for work, hop in the shower and think about the day throw on clothes, brush my teeth and head out the door. No wonder I couldn’t stick to my goals. When would I find time to make my shake or smoothie or meditate in the morning? My goal was not a priority, so I knew I needed to change that. The most effective way to turn your goal into a habit is to plan ahead. You can’t hope that your goals will happen to fit into your current schedule, or that by nature you will prioritize it. You have to plan your schedule and block out time. That could mean making every Sunday meal prep day for the week.
3. Have an Accountability Buddy
an accountability buddy can work really well when you’re doing everything else right. For instance, when I had an accountability buddy it worked out well and it helped me get far with my goal. The problem was that it eventually fizzled out since we both weren’t committed to being accountability buddies, and other daily life things took precedent. THANKS ASNA JK brotha it was a mutual failure of committed fitness
Moral of the story, an accountability buddy can help you make strides in your goals. The key is finding someone reliable and truly committed. If you can’t find someone to be an accountability buddy, tell a friend or your family about what you plan to do. There have been several times when my friends and family have reminded me to stay on track with my goals when they see me getting distracted.
4. Educate Yourself on Your Goal
Nourishing your mind on the habit you choose to pursue is immensely helpful. Knowing more about the topic will help strengthen your “why.” If you know that mediation is good for improving your overall health wouldn’t that motivate you to do it more? Another great example is getting in shape. As most of us know, being fit is not only about exercising, but also eating healthy. How do you learn to eat healthy? By reading books, watching documentaries, and talking to your friends that care just as much about being healthy as you do.
At the end of the day, success in anything comes from making it a priority. Wanting to achieve something isn’t enough. You have to make the conscious effort to better your life. It’s not easy, but it can be a very rewarding feeling when you accomplish something you set out to do. Now I’m not saying that you shouldn’t set reminders, but you shouldn’t solely rely on that to keep you accountable to your goals. You should strive to make your new challenge an everyday part of your life, to where it becomes second nature like brushing your teeth. It should almost become a passion of yours, that you think about every day. Make the conscious effort to hold yourself accountable to your goals.
I love team Breakaway and I know we can all set goals and CRUSH THEM and I will LEAD BY EXAMPLE !!!