Funny motivational speaker
I stepped onto my bathroom scale and started surfing for a weight that doesn’t make me mad. Scale surfing is when you shift your weight around until you see a number that won’t make you throw the scale through your bathroom window.
It’s three weeks into Jan 2020, and instead of being down eight pounds, I am up three pounds. My goal of losing pounds this month crashed. My inner troll whispers, “I knew you’d never do it” “You’ll probably gain back the fifteen pounds you lost” “Just give it up.”
Losing eight pounds in January was a pretty ambitious goal, and deep down, my mind doubted I’d be able to do it. Lofty goals are not off-limits, but sustaining a success mindset is a lot easier when you break big goals into little ones. Setting yourself up for small wins will make upholding your enthusiasm, confidence, and motivation much easier.
My goal of losing twenty-five pounds by May of 2020 seems almost impossible until I break my goal into smaller doable steps.
Every day this week, I will:
Drink the contents of my water bottle twice
Exercise 30 minutes/do 50 sit-ups
Track everything I eat.
Eat only between noon and 8 pm.
Checking off successful completion of these small goals will boost my motivation to continue winning. Once I make these goals part of my everyday life, I can additional small steps that will continue to move me forward.
Take a look at your 2020 goals and ask yourself how you feel. If you feel stuck, overwhelmed, or discouraged, it may be a sign that your goal is too big. Break your goal into relevant, manageable, and meaningful action steps. Avoid judging how small your action step is because every step forward will keep your mindset blazing down the path to success!