I’ve really been enjoying listening to podcasts lately. After my last competition in July, I had been feeling a bit uninspired by music in general at the gym. I tried training without music and it was uncomfortable and not in the way that helps you to improve. At about the same time I was seeing more and more mention of listening to podcasts in my social media feed. So I started with The MFCEO Project with Andy Frisella. I’ve been hooked ever since. I love the way Andy delivers a no nonsense message. He owns his opinion completely, even if it’s controversial. I love listening to inspiring speakers during my training sessions.
So, what does this have to do with goal setting?
That’s something talked about a lot on The MFCEO Project and has really left an impression on me.
In regards to wanting more (whether with fitness, success, family, etc.), you honestly need to set a big goal. Dream big. Put it out into the universe. Visualize having the things you want.
When you really put that goal out there, making the small decisions every day will be easier because you’ll be able to make those choices with the big goal in mind.
If your goal is to have better health, maybe more specifically to lower your cholesterol or blood pressure, then the actions you take every day need to lend themselves to that goal. When you grocery shop, choose foods that are going to help you reach your goal, not sabotage your efforts. Instead of watching anther episode on Netflix, go for a walk around the neighborhood. Choose water over soda. Again, all of your choices should reflect your goals.
As you make these decisions, people will notice and people will make comments. Some supportive, many judgmental.
Who cares what other people think? Those people’s reaction to the changes you are making reflect their level of comfort (or in many cases, discomfort) with themselves.
Who cares if it seems unrealistic? You’ll never know if you can achieve your goals unless you set them big and WORK toward them.