I think that a lot of our problems when it comes to making change in our lives is that we think too small. We don’t set our goals big enough as we are often too reserved. By only making small goals we are much more likely to succeed than fail, and that is hugely attractive to us as emotional people. The downside though is that even when we achieve them, we are still miles away from where we want to be. For example, if someone wants to lose weight, an ideal goal of losing 3 stone seems way too far away so they decide to lose 6lbs. They put in all of the hard work, train hard, eat clean, avoid their guilty pleasures and then 1 month later they weigh themselves again and they have lost 7lbs. They’ve beaten their goal of 6lbs, yet they still feel overweight, tired, lethargic, heavy and unhappy with themselves as they are still sooooooo far away from a 3 stone loss! More often than not that feeling of deflation is enough to make them go and get some food, think “whats the point’ and they start to pile the lbs back on again.
So how can we think BIG?
- Let Go: Let go of the things that you cannot control. Focus on what you are in control over.
- Accept you may stumble: It might not go your way the whole time, but that’s ok…. just keep going!
- Face your Fears: Don’t make excuses or run away from obstacles. Face them head on and enjoy the fruits of your labour when you get there.
- Be open to new ideas: If you keep doing the same thing you’ll get the same results. Be prepared to try something new.
Now these might feel like they are obvious, but sometimes it doesn’t have to be any harder than you make it. Try them, set some goals and follow the tips above to think as big as you deserve!
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