The 5-step framework for nailing your goals
Imagine you got to the end of the year and you had nailed your goals, achieved your resolutions You would be in one of the top 8% of humans. And it would feel amazing! Not only the sense of accomplishment, but the actual thing you were aiming for has become a reality.
Exercise more. Lose weight. Get organised.
But the truth is, health goals are a waste of your time without a proper foundation. Here is how you can begin to support your New Year’s health goals and make them stick.
Reaching your goals is all about your habits.
Use this process to start your new goal-supporting habits – this framework helps you create what is known as identity-based habits.
- Start real small.
You don’t even need motivation. If it is your goal to drink 2 litres of water everyday, start small. Fill up a 350ml Mount Franklin bottle, put it on the desk in front of you.
You can do that – it isn’t much!
- Compound your habit each day.
The power of tiny gains is amazing – each day, each week, just add a little more. End of the first week, take two bottles of Mount Franklin with you. Just keep adding a little bit at regular intervals.
- Combine your new habit with an old habit
If you go and get a coffee every morning at 10am, make yourself a deal that as you wait for your coffee you’re going to drink one of your bottles of water.
Find ways to connect your new habit with an old habit, then you won’t forget.
- Plain to fail.
But notice why you did fail and get back on track quickly. It’s no big deal – continuous improvement is more important than throwing in the towel because you mucked up just one time.
But don’t make it two in a row!
Just get back on track.
- Be kind and patient with yourself. You’ll get there. It just takes time.
If you want to make your goals stick, you really need to create great foundations to support the goal. One of these foundations is the process of achieving your goal: the habits you set.
Follow this 5 step process and you will be winning!
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones”Confucius