Don’t you love hearing amazing stories of regular people who go into the world and make their dreams come true?
• The woman who created a wellness clinic in her inner-city neighborhood
• The man who lost 200 pounds after being housebound for a decade
• The mother who worked tirelessly bringing her sick child to radiant health
• The grandfather who quit cigarettes to realize his dream of running a marathon #goals
They did it. Why not me? Why not you? We’re no different than any of these successful individuals. Lord knows we’re soooo worth it!
Oh, it’s definitely hard work, and I’m sure they battled a few (if not many) obstacles.
“Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them… they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.” (Orison Swett Marden)
I love to plan big goals. Just laying out the milestones, thinking & feeling through the best order to place them, fills me with confidence.
Here’s a super-simple plan to give you a kick in the pants if/when you need it (it’s perfect for medium-difficulty goals, like writing 30-page research projects & clinical case studies):
Choose one thing to get done. It’s corny as hell, but as they say, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Ask yourself: What’s the worst thing that could happen? Write down the worst-case scenario, and how you will overcome it
Identify an *appropriate* reward for yourself (note to self: no 1-hr massages just for cleaning cat hair off the couch)
Complete and check that task off your list
Treat yourself & celebrate!
Repeat as necessary (it’s a great practice to add rewards to your life often! ♥)
While it’s simple enough, it ain’t easy, especially for big goals – like “eat clean” or “lose weight.” For those goals, think about partnering with someone to make it easier & more effective. Friends & family are great (when they have the time & dedication), but they tend to be busy and/or go too easy on you.
In The Art of Personal Science Challenge, not only am I there to love & coach you 100%, I’ve done all of the planning and a lot of the work. Over the course of 100 days, we focus on 9 high-impact, healing, energy-giving habits (with the fear-setting process built in). #1 will make #2-9 easier. #2 will make #3-9 easier…and so on. There’s nothing else like it.