We are now at the end of the first week in February, and for many, the realization has set in that your "New Years Resolution" is starting to falter, if it is not already a distant memory. Why do we do this to ourselves? Get hyped up to achieve a goal with a fresh new year ahead of us, and then quickly let it slip out of our focus? We are going to break down two mindset tools that have helped us stay on track and dial in on not just new year resolutions, but any goals we want to see through to the finish.
What fears are associated with your goal? We all have them, some loud and anxiety building and others small whispers in the back of our head about "just doing it later." It is normal, our fear is a evolutionary behavior that has helped protect us from the unknown outside of our comfort zone. Our comfort zone is where we survive and this fear has served human beings over the centuries by doing just that, helping us survive. But your goals aren't set so you can just survive, right? You made them so that you can thrive. The key here is not to eliminate fear, because quiet frankly, we don't believe that is possible, but rather, redirect it. Start training yourself to sit with the fear you have and label it instead as excitement, or growth happening. Push the doubts aside and let the fear move you forward instead.
How the hell do you actually define confidence, right? We know what it means, but how do we channel it? Confidence bends and flows with you, grows as you evolve, and then gets challenged by life's hardships, possible to even grow stronger at the outcome of those said challenges. It's messy. But, it is important to have. Like fear, our confidence can be the transformation factor that helps us move from "I can't do this" to "I can't do this, yet." It is the knowledge that you are worthy of the goals you are working on, and even more so worthy of the outcome you are looking to have from working on them. We know this can all seem very abstract, so we have taken the time to put together some concrete exercises to help you work on these mindset shifts.
MINDSET EXERCISES FOR GOAL SETTING/KEEPING: