”Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.”
– Steve Maraboli
Having a positive mindset during hard times feels like winning half the battle or believing you have achieved half of your goals. Often times we get to hear from our clients that they are having a hard time getting along with their routine or giving up on no time.
Mostly we lack proper guidance and planning in achieving our goals. The main point to understand is that a lack of planning and understanding of the process plays a key role in achieving any goals in life.
Small changes in your daily routine can provide huge transformation in the long run and it has a very positive impact on how you see and react to the situations. Similarly, small positive changes in your behavior will have a huge impact on achieving your goals. That can be anything from:
– Sleeping an hour early and getting up early.
– Choosing healthy foods over fast foods.
– Calculating your daily intakes.
– Spending more time with family and friends.
– Spending daily 30-45 mins for your workouts.
Most importantly, it’s about making your health a priority.
I have created an abbreviation named PLAN – Let’s go through it.
The word ‘P’ in PLAN stands for the process. You don’t achieve your goals immediately after starting. As a famous quote states “ Rome was not built in a day “. It takes time to achieve your goals, so you need to trust the process and take it step by step.
The second word stands for learning. This is where you learn that nothing can be achieved without hard work, consistency and perseverance are crucial. During this process, you will learn the many steps of achieving your goals. You gain knowledge from different sources, coaches, and mentors on how to proceed with your goal.
You might face many difficulties in achieving your goals. No one ever said that it was going to be easy. So, in order to achieve your goals, you must be willing to accept or adapt to positive behavior changes that are required.
This is as similar to accepting the changes, in that, you must be able to differentiate between positive and negative changes that are required for your goals. Any negative behavior which is restricting you from achieving your goals can be replaced by positive behavior which will be extremely productive for your future.
So in order to achieve one’s goal one must have a positive attitude toward their goals and the most important here is planning. The blueprint is required for how, why and when the steps are to be taken and within what time period they can be achieved. Your blueprint will be the first step to anything.
What I have just spoken about is great in practice but for many people it can be difficult to know where to start, or even to find the time to think about things. I find a great place to start is by asking yourself these three powerful questions.
1. Who is the best version of me and how do they live their life?
2. What am I doing now that is taking me away from that person?
3. What do I need to do to get closer to becoming that version of me?
I hope this article helps you to start developing yourself into becoming the best version of you for yourself and for those around you.
Reach out to me if you have any questions or would like to have a chat about how my team and I can help you.