We’re a week into 2024 and here are 3 ways to be more awesome.
- Set a Meaningful Goal
- Build Relative Habits (that support your goal)
- Hire-Out Your Accountability Partner
Let’s break these down individually.
Setting a Meaningful Goal
The easiest, most familiar way to go about this is by using the SMART framework, it goes like this:
This takes some time, specifically the relevant part. Your goal must be relevant because you will face adversity along the way, if the goal isn’t meaningful, you’re more likely to give up before you achieve it.
Another important note here is that, depending on the scale of your goal(s), you may need to create short- and long-term components. While it’s arbitrary, it works to use this format:
- short term = 3 months
- medium term = 6 months
- long term = 12 months
For example, an athlete wanting to lose 50lbs., would likely need to create goals for each time domain listed above. This would keep you moving toward your bigger goal while taking the time to appreciate what you’ve accomplished in the short(er) term.
Building Relative Habits
What habits support your goal? You’ll need to select habits that are sustainable, this is THE KEY to success. Remember that habits are things we control and function as leading indicators of success, while our goals serve as lagging indicators of success.
Another critical aspect is to START SMALL and BUILD. Small wins lead to big wins and big wins lead to goals being achieved. On paper this is simple but in practice it’s much harder. Humans tend to do their best work under pressure. Said another way, we tend to put s**t off until we can no longer do so. While urgency is good, an all-in, 180-degree lifestyle change might not be sustainable.
I won’t belabor the point with an example, you simply need to know the confidence built from small wins serves as fuel to accomplish bigger goals.
Hiring Out Your Accountability Partner
Successful people will tell you this is a no-brainer. I didn’t believe it either until I saw it firsthand. For years I put off hiring a coach because:
- I thought I’d figure it out on my own
- I was too cheap to invest
- I was embarrassed / thought I should know how
You MIGHT be able to figure it out, save some money while doing so, and get to tell everyone that you did it on your own. Cool, I respect that.
What I need you to know is that you don’t get extra points for doing it on your own and in many ways, the TIME spent figuring it out is worth far more than the financial investment you could make to expedite the process.
This is how successful people get so much done, they pay for it. Unsuccessful people spin their wheels trying to do it all on their own. The question here becomes: how much is the time I could save worth?
I can’t answer that, but I can tell you this. You can always make more money, but you can never make more time.
If you’ve decided it’s time to take charge, a great place to get started is our Kickstart program. It’s coming up soon, if you’re interested, go here: KICKSTART. I signed up yesterday and already took my intro pics, established my goals, then set my habits!
If you want to meet with a coach, you can BOOK a MEETING and we’ll get you set up.
Nobody ever regretted hitting their goals sooner…
Hope this helps, talk soon!