H.L. Hunt rose from a bankrupt cotton farmer in the 1930s, to a multi-billionaire when he died in 1974.
When asked what advice he would give to others who wanted to be financially successful, he said only two things are required.
First, you must decide exactly what it is you want to accomplish, because most people never do that in their entire lives.
And second, you must determine what price you will have to pay to get it, and then resolve to pay that price (source).
We can easily apply this advice to our health goals, too.
Ask yourself, exactly what is it you want to accomplish? Then, what goals have you set to get there?
Secondly, what is the cost of reaching those goals? And, are you willing to pay the cost (could be time, money, effort)?
The truth is, very few people know how to go about setting clear goals.
It is also true that we are often afraid to set goals, because we fear making a mistake (see my previous video on Fear of Failure, for more on that topic).
How to Achieve Your Goals
In this weeks video, I discuss the two things you need to do to stop drifting and finally start achieving your goals.
Getting into that frame of mind where you find it easy to stay consistently fit and healthy isn’t easy.
In truth, it’s impossible to stay in that mindset all of the time. However, when you find yourself lacking motivation to exercise or eat well, it’s normally a problem with a lack of clarity or focus for what your end goal is.
There are two things you need to do to fix that problem.
1. Set long-term goals
Firstly, you need to ask yourself what your long-term goals are.
- So, where do you want to be in 2 years time, for example?
- How healthy do you want to be?
- How much muscle do you want to have?
- What percentage body fat do you want to have?
This is about getting specific and measurable with your goals.
If you can’t answer these questions, you’re lacking clarity, you’re lacking vision, and this is why you’re have difficulty reaching your goals.
2. Set short-term goals
To do that, I suggest working to a 2 month time frame
So, what are you going to do in the next 2 months that will move you towards these larger, long-term goals that you’ve set for yourself?
Write down what it is that you want to achieve, and then just focus on that in the next two months.
Also, make sure that you do something every single day that’s going to move you closer to achieving those long-term goals.
I encourage you to spend a little time of this, think about what it is you want to achieve, how you’re going to do it, focus on those goals and you will soon find that you are naturally moving towards what you want, because you’re got the focus, you’ve got the vision and you know exactly what it is you’re trying to achieve.
Remember, in the absence of clear direction for your life, it’s highly likely you will go on aimlessly for years, never achieving what you want, and end up feeling like you’ve failed somehow.
So, STOP NOW and take some time out to think about where you are going, where you want to go instead, and how you plan to get there.
You won’t regret it!
As always, I’d love to hear from you. Have you ever really sat down to write a plan for yourself and where you want to go? Or, do you meander hopeless, wishing that something will change, but finding that it never does?
Let us know in the comments below.
Thank you so much for reading, watching and joining me in this journey 🙂