I love hearing success stories. It inspires me to dig deeper inside myself when I see others have already conquered their goals. After years of reading and hearing others succeed I've found they have 3 things in common.
Share. The first thing I have noticed about those that succeed is that they don't keep their goals to themselves. They elicit others to share in their experience. Take Dan for example, Dan told me (his coach) he had a goal of doing a Million Meters in a Year. He had already laid out a plan to accomplish his goal. I merely listened and encouraged him to tackle it. I'd be there to help. He soon told others in his training time. He asked them to ski alongside him each morning. They were sharing in his experience and in the process helping him. It's gone further as now Cr8 Fitness has a goal to Match a Million Meters in March. By one person sharing his goal, we all have a short term goal that I am sharing with everyone who reads it here. (by the way its being posted on Facebook and Instagram to enhance that experience even more)
See. The second observation I saw was those that have experienced great success have posted their goals where they could 'see' them often. Crystal is taking advantage of all the offerings of Zen Planner. It's the app we use at Cr8 Fitness to track your attendance. Inside of Zen you can 'see' a calendar of all the training times you've attended. These can be printed out if you needed to. Crystal has a goal of 100% perfect attendance. Seeing her boxes fill in each day inspires her to keep going. She has also shared her goal with her training time and her coach. She is taking her goal seriously and she is making it happen.
Say. Say it out loud. Over and over goals are reached by those that are clear cut and easy to digest. "A Million Meters" - sums up Dan's goal. "Perfect Attendance" is Crystal's goal in a nut shell. How can you sum up your goal in a sentence? Be able to 'Say' it out loud. Cara and Roni have shared their goals with each other. They have posted pictures you can see. They have also said it out loud to themselves and to others. They want to "Keep Going". They have not completed their goals yet. So "Keep Going" has become their mantra.
Share, See, and Say. Do these three things after determining your goal, and watch your success rate soar!
To your best health,