“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized.”
Daniel Burnham, American architect, and urban planner.
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We should all Dream Big. Big dreams not only inspire us but attract others. Few dreams are realized through individual effort. Big dreams will help you build a team of like-minded dreamers. We should always begin with a strong WHY and a BIG DREAM. They will be our rod and staff, sustaining us through our journey. Continue reading “Dream BIG, but set realistic goals.”
This week’s challenge is to identify ONE wildly important goal you want to achieve in the next 6 to 12 months. You could do this in just a few minutes, but I would like you to really give it some thought. Brainstorm at least three to five goals you may have. Typically, people are most creative early in the morning or after exercising. Ideally, you could workout first thing in the morning, then sit down and brainstorm.
Lay out everything you will need the night before. I keep a sketch pad for my brainstorming sessions. Decide when and where you are going to brainstorm. Eliminate all distractions; focus your mind on what goals, if accomplished would be a game changer in your life. Continue reading “The Habit: Week-7 (Identify ONE Wildly Important Goal)”
We often fail to dream big because we lack self-confidence. The problem with setting small, realistic goals is that they aren’t very inspiring or motivating. To inspire means to breathe life into, and motivation is the desire to take action. You want to dream big. Big goals inspire and motivate you. Big goals are what get you jumping out of bed. Even if we don’t achieve all of our big goals, we will achieve so much more than if we set small, realistic goals. When setting goals, don’t worry about how; worry about why.
Why-power is more important than know how. When our why is big enough, we will find a way. We either find someone to model, or we’ll discover how through trial and error. It is always best to take advice from someone who has achieved our desired result and learn from them. If we duplicate their actions, we should be able to duplicate their results. Our why-power is what will get us going and keep us going until we achieve our desired result. The problem with most people isn’t that they aim too high and fail; it is that they aim to low and succeed. When self-doubt creeps in, we just need to ask ourselves, “is it possible?” If anyone else has done it, and we do what they have done, why couldn’t we duplicate their success? Continue reading “DREAM BIG! Conservative Goals Don’t Inspire”
This week’s challenge is to journal for at least 10-minutes every day. This one habit can alter the trajectory of your life. Keeping a journal has numerous benefits. Don’t make the common mistake of thinking a journal is a diary. It isn’t. The primary purpose of a diary is to record your feelings, while the primary purpose of a journal is to register your goals and thoughts so you can make better decisions. Keeping a journal allows you to:
- Reconnect with your goals
- Improve your attitude
- Detect your values
- Capture and organize great ideas
- Improve your problem solving
- Become more creative
- Learn to communicate better
- Cathartic Release
Jim Rohn produced a fantastic audio program explaining why and how to keep a journal. He was a master communicator, who mentored many hugely successful individuals. His audio program is well worth your time and money. You can purchase the CD version on his website for approximately $15, and the MP3 version for $9.95. He also produced an excellent, high-quality journal you can purchase for $29 separately. If you buy the Journal and audio CD program together you’ll save $5. These links are provided purely for your convenience, I don’t receive any compensation. Continue reading “The Habit: Week-4 (Keep a Journal)”
As 2017 draws to an end, start building momentum toward your fitness goals!
New Year’s Resolutions rate of success is an abysmal 8%, with 80% of people quitting by February. The Fat Loss Habit: Creating Routines that Make Willpower and Fat Loss Automatic seeks to improve that rate.
The Fat Loss Habit adopts a new approach to getting leaner, fitter, and stronger. The program uses high-impact change strategies that make the process of adopting a healthy lifestyle easier. The nutrition and workout program like the change techniques are all backed by research and scientific studies. Continue reading “Don’t Wait for the Ball to Drop – Start 2018 with Momentum!”