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Remember back a few short weeks ago when you decided it was finally time to make a change? Maybe it was that day you felt exhausted just trying to keep up with your grandkids or the dread you felt when you thought about wearing a bathing suit on your winter vacation.
You decided you had to do something about it.
How is that something working out for you?
If you are like most of us, it’s probably not working out so well! By this point, almost everyone has given up on their New Year’s resolutions and pretty much abandoned hope.
Why is so difficult to stay on track?
The reasons we have difficulty making meaningful change in our lives has nothing to do with willpower. Even when we really want to make changes we are fighting against ingrained habits and beliefs we have been practicing for decades.
To make change that really impacts our life, we need to set goals that are specific, measurable and meaningful. And we need to surround ourselves with a community of people who support us and our goals.
My colleague and friend Deb Ross from rosspilates.ca explains it beautifully:
6 Steps to Achieving Anything
One of the things I am most passionate about is helping people achieve things they thought were previously impossible. The amazing thing about working with people in fitness is that once they start to achieve those “impossible” feats, it trickles over into other areas of life.
Someone who loses 30 pounds or conquers new feats of strength for the first time suddenly gets a promotion at work, or gains the confidence to start that business they’ve been dreaming about, or even leave a relationship that made them unhappy and wasn’t serving them.
It’s truly incredible to witness these total life transformations over and over again. And I believe it comes down to following these 6 steps:
Ok, now it’s your turn!