in response to our winner MESSYMIMI’s question of:
Once you have reached one goal, how do you not sit on your laurels and get yourself geared up to reach another?
Self-esteem comes from setting small daily goals and achieving them.
I like to set one large long-term goal and then several easy short term goals that are attainable.
When it comes to health and fitness, good short term goals are things like making to sure to drink three liters of water a day (burns 75-100 calories); eating one more vegetable and fruit a day (to speed up the metabolism); switching from processed foods to organic; and replacing factory farmed meats and dairy to free range and hormone free.
Most people I know don’t get up and exercise because they love to.
They do it because they know how good they’ll feel afterward.
It’s the same with setting those big goals.
Once you’ve hit them, you know it’s something that no one can ever take away from you.
Imagine how proud you’ll feel once you DO complete that next goal. Take a good imaginary look at the situation and soak it all in.
Ask any Olympic athlete; if you see it, you can achieve it.
Thank you for all the great questions and comments!
I have to add that I agree with Jackie 100%.
As Ive gotten older Ive discovered fitness is no longer about each goal I hit (or don’t).
For me it’s about living each day with the backdrop of my healthy living mission statement (Yes, for those of you playing along at home it is INDEED the Fitness Mission Statement™ about which Im always nagging).
These goals (Leading a healthy, vibrant energetic life & serving as a role model for my daughter and others) are ones which as long as I’m here Ill never completely ‘reach’ & (in a great way) never allow any laurel sitting.
Are you a laurel-sitter? Do you have trouble finding your motivation after achieving a goal?
How have you worked to overcome this?
Or, like Ms. JW, do you focus on the bigpictureLONGHAUL & and keep right on going after hitting a goal?
Might you have some tips for the rest of us to steal share?
Please to hit us all up in the comments.