Anyways, I thought about this post because from time to time I see myself plateauing. Not just in an exercising sense, in an everyday life sense. I decided to take the different things that I was doing and figure out why they were not working for me. I change a couple of them, and so far, I am on the right path again! Sometimes you just need a change in plans, or a new idea on how to change what you are currently doing. So here is what I got:
You are surrounding yourself with unsupportive people
The energy of the people around you can most certainly affect your ability to achieve a goal. You need to surround yourself with people whom make you shine. If you are hanging around people who seem to drag you down, steal your shine, or belittle you… you should strongly consider changing your group of peers. Or you can go down the other route, just keep your goals to yourself. Yes, having support behind you is really helpful, but having someone behind you who just brings you down, will make your goal process nearly impossible. The negative energy that some people give off can be emotionally draining. You will start to put off your happy life, to deal with someone else’s pessimism.
You keep saying tomorrow
To be completely honest, tomorrow is never going to come. Why are you going to wait until tomorrow? What exactly is going to be different for you? I am the queen of doing this. I am a big fan of beginning my new ways on Monday’s, because it is the start of a new week, or the first of a month, or the ever popular… January 1st. But to be completely honest… 12AM on Monday is absolutely no different than 3PM on Thursday afternoon. Every single second is a new second for you to better yourself.
You put in half the effort
If you put in half of the effort, you need to realize that you are only going to get half of the results. It's honestly as simple as that.
You aren’t looking at the big picture
Sure. It is just a cookie; it isn’t going to change much, right? Wrong. For some people, enabling something once, makes it okay to enable it in the future. Personally, I am not that person, but I know my mother is. Stop giving into the everyday cravings… and this doesn’t just mean with food. It applies to any goal that you are trying to reach.
You might not want it as bad as you think you do
Sometimes we decide that there are many things we want to change about ourselves, or there are many things we want to become... but when you think about it, are these things you truly want? Are they things that you are going to want tomorrow, or are they things that you just want today?
You aren’t planning effectively
You can dream about doing anything, but it takes a plan to actually follow through with these dreams. Write it down and follow through with what you write down. Look at it every single day. Make a long-term list, short-term list, and a daily list. Every day, move something off your long-term list, to either your short-term or daily list. Try to move forward in every way possible. You will also find out that writing down your goals will change your life.
You aren’t making time limits
Saying “I am going to lose 5 pounds!” is a great statement because you are acknowledging what you want to do… but without a time limit—how will you know when to begin? Saying “I want to lose 5 pounds before summer” is a much better statement, it gives you something to work towards!
What is the easiest way for you to achieve your goals?