Setting goals are an important part of making progress in any aspect of your life, whether it be getting in shape, learning how to cook, or becoming fluent in a new language.
Habits create results. Answer yourself this questions: Are your habits helping you TOWARDS your goal or AWAY from your goal?
- Habits are a focus on consistency, not compliance:
Compliance is following the rules which ultimately always leads to breaking the rules, so why not focus on taking something small and easily doable and and do it consistently?
- Focus on what you can control today:
The past has already happened and the future is completely unknown. What habits can you control right now in your life?
- Create habits then reward consistency, not progress towards your goal:
Habits can be things like:
- Doing tasks consistently
- Doing tasks well
- Learning and improving something
- Purposely choosing the right action or a slightly better action when tempted by the wrong action
- Putting forth your best effort even when the going gets tough
- Cleaning the slate after mistakes
- Persisting in the face of set backs
- Showing up
- Lean on your coach for support:
We as coaches are here to help and support you in any way we can. But we can only help you if you let us.
- Have you explained your goals and behavior goals to your coach?
- Have you asked your coach for help in solving problems and working through challenges?
- Have you let your coach help you stay responsible and accountable to your behavior goals?