A lot of times when I set goals with my clients, they have great plans/wishes and little patience 🙂 (don’t we all??)
I’ve talked before about goal setting and that it is the key to success. Goals need to be S – specific, M – measurable, A – attainable, R – relevant and T- timely to actually become achievable.
But they also need to be realistic!!!
For example when someone is trying to lose a lot of weight, he/she should set up longer term goals instead of trying to lose everything in a month – that person needs to know that healthy weight loss will take some time and consistency. And here it is, why we we need to plan smaller steps towards a bigger goal. If you have a list of them and reach them little by litte, it keeps you motivated and keeps you going. If you just look at the end result and the end goal – you might start to feel impatient, or like you are not doing enough yet and you start to beat yourself up. Which can lead to giving up. But small steps that are realistic and achievable will bring you so much further, than big jumps that you can’t keep up for a long time.
That’s why I am loving this quote so much. “Do small things with great love” Be kind to yourself, be patient with yourself and keep going.
Where to beginn and how to plan those small steps towards a big goal is very individual. It can look different for each and everyone.
My husband just got recently the advice from someone, that if for him the first step to getting fitter is just creating the habit of going to the gym – rather than going to the gym to do x-y-z workouts – than that’s what he needs to do. Going to the gym on designated days, without any excuses and just do something there until he gets in the habit of going.
Once it becomes a habit, then he can begin to create a more tailored trainings plan.
Just because for him it’s hard to make that time to go. So creating that habit, while also following a strict workout plan might be overwhelming.
So wherever you are at at the moment, try not to compare yourself to the person next to you. Or the person on Instagram with a similar story, look out for yourself and if you need some help to define your goals and your small steps to get there, get in touch and I am happy to help you out.