Articles Tagged ‘Goal doing’

Do You Really Want What You Want?

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Today while working out at the YMCA, I noticed a heavy woman on the stationary bike slowly peddling and reading a cook book! She didn’t seem like she was in much of a hurry to get anywhere. It started me thinking, how we sabotage ourselves. Of course I’m assuming she was trying to lose weight, not just hiding out reading her casserole cookbook. Maybe she just wanted to learn how to cook.

Losing weight is hard, working out is hard and doing both is even harder. What do you have to do to get what you want and be successful? Is it work hard? Maybe not.

I think the first thing is you have to know what you really want. Like the woman on the bike, are you trying to go backwards and forwards at the same time? Like the “jumbo shrimp cocktail?”

How often do we say “I want to be healthy” while we’re eating another piece of cake? To be successful and get what you want you must have a compelling personal commitment to something that is really important–to you! When you’re engaged in “the thing” you don’t worry about the time or what you’re doing. For me it’s being at the YMCA lifting weights. Why is that you ask, I have no idea but when it’s “weight lift day” I can’t wait to get to the gym. Is it because I want to be healthy, partly. The other reason is I like the feeling of getting stronger. Sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed at 6AM but usually I do it. I’m just passionate about this part of my workout. I hold myself accountable by checking off the machines as I use them and carefully note the weight on each machine. Occasionally for whatever reason I miss a week and I feel awful. I try and remind myself of the bigger picture and get back on the wagon.It’s hard losing weight and working out; it’s even harder if you live across the street from D&D., Dunkin Donuts.
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The TRUTH About Goal-Setting

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

ScottManning

I’m going to attempt to hit you straight between the eyes today, with this message, about goals.

Flat out, I think just about everyone goes about it all wrong. Especially those bee-bopping around pretending to teach people about “goal-setting”.

To me, and I think to any successful person, we believe in “goal setting”, but we’ve got a different name for it.

It’s called – Goal DOING.

I know, a revolutionary concept.

Here’s the lowdown on goal-setting in 3 parts.

1. People talk about goals, write them down, and do all of that part fairly
good. Problem is, they talk about them as if they are ‘dreams’, ‘hopes’,
‘wishes’, not GOALS. You know the saying, I’ll just remind you here, “a goal
without a plan is just a dream.”

And sure, that is part of it. Writing them down is important. Have a plan to
make them happen, even more so.

The big thing everyone wants to ignore is that most people say, even write
down, their goals, because it makes them feel good. Feel productive. Feel
like they are ‘on their way’.

Then, when weeks, months, years go by, and the frustrations builds, the
disappointment mounts. Not to worry… we’ve created a way to handle that too
– it’s called…
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