We all set goals at one stage or another.

Goals are powerful and important, and it’s crucial that we revisit our goals and check in as we move along in our journey.

The most successful goals are those that are rooted in our values. Value based goals lead to significant results because they are the very essence of what drives us, the WHY behind our motivations rather than a simple number on a scale. So, before you can move forward at all, it’s vital that you sit down and take some time to determine your WHY and what drives YOU.

Start by defining exactly what it is that YOU want

Remember, these need to be your reasons, not someone else’s. Do YOU want to lose weight or are you feeling pressured to from others? From society? What motivates you to make change for yourself?

Then consider your WHY.

Basic psychological studies into habits tell us that we’re reward driven creatures whether we’re aware of it or not. There has to be a compelling reason why you want to make the change. Otherwise, it ‘s hard to make it happen.

Your WHY needs to be clear and motivating for you.

Why do you want to lose weight? Or get healthy?  What will losing weight achieve for you? What does healthy feel like?  Do you want to be able to have energy in the morning, to play with your kids, to start that sport you have been meaning to try but lack the energy? To feel confident? Why do YOU want this?

You then have to have some achievable steps along the way. Not necessarily a complete overhaul but small steps that you can congratulate yourself for along the way. Pride in achievement is a great reward, and by so keeping things small but sustainable you’re halfway there.

It’s all about building momentum. Newton’s First Law of Motion states that an object will remain at rest or move at a constant speed in a straight line unless it is acted on by an unbalanced force. In short, it’s hard to build momentum when something is stationary, but once you start it moving, it can easily increase in speed.

“If it’s REALLY important to you, you can rest assured; you’ll do it.”
– T Harv. Ecker

So, in order to achieve any goal, I recommend taking some time to get clear on your WHAT and WHY you want it. I also want you to identify WHY NOT that is, why don’t you already have your goal? What barriers are currently in place?

Think about some action steps you can take to move in the right direction and let’s get the momentum going!

Michelle Yandle | Nutrition Coach

For some help in identifying Your WHY order your copy of The Empowered Eating Handbook.

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