Why is Change so Difficult?
Why is it so hard to make the changes that we need to do in order to improve our health?
What stops us from taking action?
We often give excuses for why we are not taking action and going after our health goals. Aren’t your excuses getting a little old?
We make excuses for a number of reasons:
- Fear of failure (we aren’t capable)
- Fear of looking bad (being embarrassed)
- We don’t think we deserve it (low self-esteem)
- Fear of Success (we will have higher expectations placed on us)
- We picked the wrong goal
- We don’t want the change bad enough
In this article I want to focus on reason #5. We picked the wrong goal. You need to make sure that your goals are meaningful and worth the effort. They also need to be realistic, achievable and measurable.
You need to know why reaching these goals are important to you. If you don’t know why then chances are that the goals you have selected lack special meaning for you. It’s going to be very difficult to motivate yourself everyday to take action when you are not excited and serious about your goals.
Take out your list of goals of for 2012 and review them carefully. Write down why each of them is important to you. Cross off the ones that you know aren’t aligned with your top values and were selected to please someone else. I encourage you to select 3 health goals from your list and write out a 90 day action plan so that you know what you need to do every day in order to achieve them.
Make your goals public so that you can get support from others. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. No one said that you have to achieve these goals by yourself. Consider hiring a coach to give you guidance and support. If you have picked the right goals, you will be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve them.
If you are currently struggling with motivation to achieve your health goals or you just don’t know where to start, contact me and set up a free exploratory phone session today.