I’m going to get a little personal today … but it’s a story I am 99.9% sure you can relate to, at least a little!
Sharing Something Personal …
A while back, I was working on a MAJOR goal I set for myself.
I was trying to find a way to add and maybe even change the types of medical exercise and health lifestyle coaching services to 1 or 2 specific groups to serve them to help them reduce their feeling of not being understood and know there are some options available to help them become healthier.
To be 100% transparent, it felt almost TOO BIG to be realistic (yes, even coaches have to deal with negative self-talk sometimes!). But it was too important for me to give in to negative self-talk, so I started to put my plan together.
I mapped out a clear, step-by-step plan for myself to make it happen. And then I put that plan into action!
It wasn’t long before I started making some pretty big progress. I was really proud of what I did in such a short time ….
But then all of my progress came to a screeching halt.
For some reason, I stopped following through with my commitment to myself – and I actually started dreading the entire process.
The same things I used to look forward to weren’t fun anymore, and I lost that fire to keep pushing through when things got tough.
So, one day I had a hard talk with myself and I finally realized what the problem was.
The problem wasn’t the plan or the work that needed to get done … the problem was that I stopped working on my MINDSET.
Power Of Mindset And Our Own Habits
Since things were moving along so smoothly, I got comfortable. I stopped doing the same things I was doing before that kept me inspired and focused.
Before, I was listening to podcasts, reading books, and watching videos every day.
It made ALL THE DIFFERENCE for me, more than I realized – they kept me feeling positive, focused, and excited about my progress.
When I got comfortable and stopped paying as much attention to them, things started to fall apart.
It All Starts With Our Mindset!
What are YOU doing to keep yourself inspired everyday? How are you staying focused?
Are you making it a priority? Have you gotten comfortable?
My friendly challenge to you: Setting a DAILY habit goal to to read, watch, or listen to something that inspires you! Even for just 5-10 minutes.
This is one of those things that has huge compound returns on your investment 🙂
If you want to dive in a little deeper, some of my favorite podcasts or books about habits are:
- Darren Daily by Darren Hardy
- Start Where You Are by Chris Gardner
- The 5-Second Rule by Mel Robbins
NOTHING is out of reach in your life.
As Walt Disney says, “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
And we can help you to get there. We’ll help you put your plan together, and then be there to keep you inspired and focused along the way.
There’s no better time than RIGHT NOW.
For this month I have created a small e-guide called “The Ultimate Habit Checklist” to help with either new healthy habits or getting back on-track with old ones again (as we re-energize from the height of the COVID pandemic).
I am offering this e-guide for FREE until June 15th. Please let me know if you would like a copy, by clicking here.
Committed to your health,
CEO & Chief Medical Exercise Specialist @ the Other Pain Clinic Inc